"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Friday, 30 July 2010

Trail Photo Friday

These are the official photos of the 4 races I ran in June in the Gauteng Winter Trail Series.

Race 1 – Segwati Ranch

Race 2 – Hennops River

Race 3 – Thaba Nkwe

Race 4 – Pelindaba

Race 4 – Pelindaba

On Sunday I’ll be running my first road race since 9 May. I can’t believe it’s been that long. This week is a cut back / easy week for me so I decided to do a half marathon on the road rather than a trail run with some heavy climbs. I think my legs might enjoy the break from the trails.

Next week is week 1 of 3 hard training weeks for the 50k race on 11 September. The three weeks will be 82, 84 and 90km respectively, including some long and tough trail runs. This means I’ll run the half marathon on Sunday super easy.

Take care everyone and have a fantastic weekend of running and relaxing!

18 comments:

Miz said...

I long to.
I ASPIRE TO
ever ever say the words HALF and super easy in a sentence :)

MizFit

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Love that bridge on the Hennops River run. Ditto on what MizFit said above!

Leah B. said...

I love the trail photos! I would love to do a trail race some day! Good luck on your training. Can't wait to hear more!!

HappyTrails said...

Very nice photos from your trail series - great job? Have fun at the race and good luck ramping up for the 50k. How is the dog doing this week?

ajh said...

Those are some great pictures. I especially liked the bridge shot in race 2 and the steep climb in race 4. Good luck in your half.

Johan Stemmet said...

Johann
Ah treating yourself with a road race as a birthday present.
Happy 47th tomorrow, may you have a great day and a blessed year.
Enjoy!
Johan

judy said...

awesome photos.Happy Birthday!

Julie said...

Hi Johann,
I love all of your pictures from the trail run series! You look like you are enjoying yourself and I am a sucker for smiles:)

Good luck with your half marathon this weekend!

Rad Runner said...

Those pics rock! Your totally nonchalantly posing in all of them :)
I haven't seen the trails in 2 WEEKS! I am totally having withdrawals!

Anne said...

If I got that right, tomorrow is your Birthday! Happy 47th :) Have fun with the half...I can't believe all the miles you have planned...you are a machine!

Chris K said...

That's it. I have offically added another item to my Bucket List: Run in South Africa with Johann.

Jill said...

I love the bridge pic - so cool! Good luck with the road race...I love the trails but I also love the road! Happy weekend!! :)

Char said...

Are you smiling all the time that you're out running - or is it just for the cameras?

Jennifer said...

Good luck this weekend Johann! With all the mileage you have been putting I am pretty sure you will kick some butt on the race! I will Jill on the bridge pic, super cool!

Molly said...

you always look like you're having such a great time, as you should!!

LMC said...

Great pictures! I have to confess that I smiled at your reference to the half marathon as easy. I wish I could say that, and mean it.:) Good luck!
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Giorgio said...

Great photo-report Johann! The image of Hennops River is nice. I hope this morning you enjoyed your first road race since 9 May.

Black Knight said...

I am sure that your legs will be grateful after all these trails. Great pictures and wonderful places to run through. What happened to the Springbocks?