Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snowy race

So I decided on Saturday that I would run the Winter Cup race in Pohorje for the second week in a row. I was still a little sore from the last one, but figured that it was just going out in a multiday race. Anyway I stayed at my friend's, who just happens to be the race organizer, on Saturday night. As we left for the race there was a light snow falling, he showed me on his computer that there was snow on the race course. The temperature was also below freezing. There was a big starting field of 173 runners and walkers. Once I got going I did not feel so bad and quickly warmed up. I had changed my shoes from last week to ones with better grip, but once I got onto the steep snow covered slopes I began slipping a lot. In general I felt better when I finished, with a slower time than last week and I have to say that my recovery has been much better.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

An Improvement

So at this weeks 2 mile race we had 7 participants. It was once again 2 C though not misty this week, just a little overcast. The Sun did make a brief appearance near the end. I will be out of town for the next 4 weeks and will try to have someone else organize the race while I am away. I am hoping that the field will grow.
Last Sunday I was in Maribor for the second race in this years Winter Cup on Pohorje, it is a 3.8km race up the Pohorje mountain. This is the 3rd year and the field has been steadily growing. There were 155 runners and walkers. The course is a little different each week combining trails and ski slopes. I was a little faster than when I raced in January, but then you cannot compare. I was really tired and quite sore afterwards.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New life

The weekly 2 mile race here in Ljubljana has been sadly lacking of late, so I decided to make a few announcements and try to be a bit more organized. Well this morning 4 runners showed up, which is 3 more than last week. I had apples for prizes and cookies as an after race treat. There were promises that more runners will come next week, so we will see what happens. Because the race is on a 400 meter track it is difficult for me to race direct and also run, but maybe that can change in the future. Everyone had fun and will try to invite more runners.