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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Friday, September 3, 2010

Spring is here, serious running ahead…

Spring is here! Yep, that’s my peach tree and lots of other plants and flowers in my garden are also starting to push out new leaves and flowers.

1 September is officially Spring Day in South Africa. It also means entries for the 2011 Comrades Marathon is open. Well, it’s still a long time from now, but I’m registered!

I’ve got a lot of other important goals before then, but I’m committed to some serious running for many months to come. I like this long term goal thing, it keeps me motivated.

Have a great weekend everyone and good luck with all your running and racing! I’m running a short trail run Saturday (6km) and a slow 15km road race on Sunday. All part of my taper for next week’s 50km mountain race.

21 comments:

Andrew Opala said...

All this sounds very exciting, and I love the fact that you have spring now - while we are turning into fall.

Good luck in your races - glad you shared this week with us!

Have a great weekend!

Quinton J said...

THAT IS SO AWESOME! One day my bru...one day...

Julie said...

Hi Johann,
Those flowers are so pretty! I bet that you are so excited that spring has sprung for you:)

Congrats on signing up for the Comrades Marathon! Good luck this weekend with both of your races:) Looking forward to your pictures and race report! Enjoy the weekend!

T S said...

How awesome that you have registered for Comrades. I watched it online for the first time this past year, and it was phenomenal. One year I would love to be able to run that race. I am looking forward to watching how your training goes in the year to come.

Average A said...

Congrats on your Compadres registration! Next up for you (and your son) ... a race in San Francisco that has a round-trip across the Golden Gate Bridge!

Welcome spring! Your plants are beautiful. :)

xoxo,
A

Teamarcia said...

Is that an orchid? Iris? Whatever it is it's gorgeous! Happy spring!

Jill said...

Happy Spring to you!! I would LOVE to do Compadres one day, yay for registering :).

P said...

How exciting to run Comrades! Love the pics of your peach tree and that beautiful flower - happy spring!!

misszippy said...

Spring is the best...full of promise in so many ways! And how cool that you are signed up for Comrades. What an adventure that will be!

The Runner said...

While racing season is winding up here in the pacific northwest, yours is just starting up. Awesome! Good luck in your training for Comrades.

Mark said...

We are moving into fall up here....hope you have a great weekend

ajh said...

Can't wait to follow your Comrades journey - training and the actual race!

Natalia said...

Super job on getting in for the Comrades! Is it up or down next year? I look forward to reading more about your training for this. You and Bruce Fordyce eh!

Chad said...

So exciting! I have been looking for people Iin Africa who run...seems like a do-able thin, but there are VERY few blogs from your region!
Here is mine! Cool that you are prepping for such a great event!
http://runningfool-ootaynee.blogspot.com/
Drop on by!

Amy said...

Wow - you are going to do Comrades! It will be exciting to watch you prepare for that and do it. Good luck with the running this spring and summer!

Jennifer said...

I love hearing about things in the southern hemisphere! Great pictures and have a happy spring. I know you will make the best of the great weather!

Molly said...

love your flowers! Cool about your race, I always like to have one to look forward to as well!

Giorgio said...

Good News that you have registered for the 2011 Comrades Marathon!
You suggested to visit South Africa. Thanks Johann, it sounds very interesting. I hope to visit that special part of the world one day.
Have a wonderful spring in your interesting country and ... happy running!

Chris K said...

Comrades?! Isn't that the most difficult Marathon on the planet? Now that is one race report I look forward to.

Christina said...

it's funny that you're getting into spring for serious running and I'm getting into fall for some serious running. I'll be so glad when it cools off here.

In case I don't get a chance to talk to you this week. Good luck next week on your 50k.

The Green Girl said...

That flower is beautiful.

I cannot wait to hear about Comrades.