Last week a Slovenian friend of mine ran in the Trans Slovenia run Winter edition. It is a 220km run across Slovenia.The original plan was for me to help him for the whole race, but for various reasons that did not work out. On Friday the race came within 3km of my place, so I ran out to meet it. I then ended up running and also getting rides with a helper to the end of the stage. I got to meet some old friends from last years Summer race and then got a ride back to Ljubljana with one of the crew.
On Sunday I took an early train out to Sevnica, where the last stage would start another friend with a car had driven down from Ptuj and together we acted as support for my friend Tomaz. It was only Tomaz's second Ultra race, having previously run a 100km. Out of a field of 34 runners which included 4 women, he finished 9th among the men.
Monday, February 1, 2010
I have had a running streak going for the last 5 and a half months, well that came to an end over the weekend. Something happened to my right hip last week and on Friday I kind of realized that I had Sciatic nerve problems. I still planned to run a Half marathon on Sunday, but on Saturday circumstances did not allow me to run and it started to feel much better. I decided to help out at the race instead and give my injury 1 more day to rest. I do not try to feel any pressure to keep a running streak going and when 1 stops another one can begin. I plan to go out today and see how it feels.