This year I started the third time for this bike race. Start and finish are just 500 meters from my home, so its a home race for me. A lot of neighbours attend this race too. It has three categories. I start for the smalest one. It goes over 55 kilometers and 2300 meters in altitude.
This year was my fastest race since I participat. I was 3 minutes faster than last year. This year I did a lot of training, especially the time when I went home with the bike from the office. This was enough training, so I had enough power to go as fast as possible from beginning to the end of the race.
It is much more fun if the race is not so exhausting. Additionally the weather was wounderful. Nice race this year and a lot of participants. I went to the start 15 minutes before starting time and had already to queue up very far behind the start line, but after 10 minutes I was in the middle of the crowd.
This is a half marathon. It has a distance of about 21.100 kilometers. I participated this year the first time. Last year I have a cold. You can not run a half marathon with a cold. I think you would die. It is too long.
Yesterday it was too warm, so everybody was slower than normal. For me and my nightbour who participated too, it was a very hard fight. After half of the way we already were dired. People started to overtake use. The longer the race was, the more people were overtaking me.
It is always frustrating if you are slower than such a lot of competitors. Finally I was happy that I were able to finish. This was really one of the hardes runs I had up to now. 21 kilometers is very long if you go as fast as you can. Running 12 kilometers is easy in comparision to this.
The last running, around Wäggitalersee was a fun compared to yesterday. But I will again participate next year. As a whole its just fun. The more races I make, the more fun I have.
This adventure park is located in Germany but just 2 hours drive with the car away. I have been there for the first time. Some friends invited us for a two days trip to the park including staying over night in one of the park hotels.
You can spend easily two days with the children in this park. It is very beautiful. A lot of trees and water. The fun buildings and restaurents are all located between green and small lakes.
Its like a small paradise with a lot of attractions for the children. Also for adults, but we were there with the children, and there it is important that it has enough to look and test for the kids.
The park is divided into country areas where the different europaen countries present their special attractions. There is even on area especially for small kids with very slow moving trains and boats swimming through fairy woods.