Friday, 16 November 2018
This post is just a memory jogger for future reference.
It is a record of this year's top three Personal Best Times (Training -PBs) on the Neuwaldegg Check My Tree Trail which is a marked 7.6 kms / 280 mtrs +/- course up and down the hill known as The Hameau in the Vienna Woods.
48:33 - 14th April
48:55 - 16th November
49:49 - 5th January
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
|Up for the challenge!|
|And they're off!|
Other races on Saturday included a 5 km race and a one mile race. There were several races over shorter distances for children of all ages.
Conditions were cool and dry with blustery winds.
Baden 6.22 mile race (10km) sand
20th October 2018
1. B Steiner. OMV Fit Club. 40:07
12 I Dlauhy. Tri Runners Baden 1F. 48:22
23. G Williams. Clayton Harriers 1M70. 58:30
I'm always pleased if I can finish within +50% of the winner's time (as happened this time).
|Someone's old running shoe!|
|Elton John driven to victory by Adi Übleis (70)|
The winning runner in the M70s in the one mile race also received a golden horseshoe.
He ran the whole way in his bare feet - so maybe it'll come in useful!
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Autumn is in the Vienna Woods so what could be better than 20 km out-and-back course with 475 mtrs (1558 ft) +/- for a solid training run! The yellow line shows my route to a convenient summit and incorporated trail 622 and trail 404 (Vienna Woods Long Distance Path otherwise known as Wienerwaldweitwanderweg or WWWWW).
Naturally I took my camera with me.
|In the Vienna Woods a map is essential|
|An afternoon run in autumn sunshine|
|Reflections in a pond|
|Klamm means Ravine, Gorge or Canyon|
|Roadside gravel verges are ideal for trail runners!|
|A bench made for one!|
|The path disappearing into the woods|
|Now running through the trees|
|Sign for the End of Path 622|
|Along the WWWWW|
|Looking back over my route|
|On the Durlaswaldhöhe summit at 774mtrs.|
After appreciating the view to the west from the top of the hill I retraced my steps to my starting point near Wöllersdorf (Laaben). Time taken 2 hrs 15 mins.
Friday, 12 October 2018
A few days in Italy recently included a couple of jogging sessions on the sands of the Venice Lido.
After the sand and surf I was pleased to get back to one of my regular training haunts the dog-free Lainzer Tiergarten Park where I completed a 26 kms (appx 16 miles) training run (route shown in black marker) using the run-walk-run method.
I was in no hurry and settled for the following: 10 minutes running, 5 minutes walking, 10 minutes running. Next time I go I shall do try hilly run from point 'A' (altitude 214 mtrs / 702 ft) ) to the summit (508 mtrs / 1666 ft) and back, taking in some smaller hills along the way.
The weather continues warm and settled, although the early mornings are rapidly becoming cooler.
Friday, 21 September 2018
Weather experts are forecasting rain and stormy weather for the weekend, therefore I decided to make the most of today's favourable conditions (warm and sunny) and take myself for a 'stroll in the park', the park in this case being the Lainzer Tiergarten.
The strategy was to use a modified run-walk-run method: I'd run for 15 minutes and then walk for 5 minutes, and I'd repeat these 20 minute blocks of running and walking for as long as it takes, which when I arrived back at my starting point was 3 hrs and 45 mins.
'The map is not the territory' (Paulo Coelho I think) but the distance covered, as near as I could work it out with a 'map' and 'a piece of string' was 33 kms (20.5 miles) with a guesstimated total +/- of 400 meters (1,300 ft).
The paths are a maze of forest-trails (orange) and traffic-free service roads (red). The roads often have a convenient gravel path for running on at the side.
I purchased a wedge of chocolate-and-cherry cake at an eatery near the 18km point, but otherwise I survived the increasing heat by replenishing the water in my bottle at intervals. There are cold water taps provided by the park authorities along the way.
No wild boars were to be seen today! Perhaps they were sensibly resting themselves in the shady woods.