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

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Some Video and Recovery

As I said in my Sani Stagger report I took a few short videos just for fun but also to give an idea of what it was like on the mountain. The wind was crazy and it was just tough overall. I've never posted videos and I'm not sure about size and format and all those things. I hope you can view these, they are very short.


About 1km from the summit.


Getting closer!


Reaching the summit. Very windy!

I've recovered remarkably well after the run and did a 5km recovery run this morning. I'm feeling good and there  are no injuries or pains from the run or the fall. My left leg is blue/purple/yellow under my knee from the fall but zero pain. :D!


I'll treat this week as a recovery week and start some ultra training next week.


Recovery week:


Mon: Rest
Tue: Rest
Wed: Rest
Thu: 5km, done - feeling good with no pains or niggles.
Fri: 7km
Sat: 5km
Sun: 10km


Happy running everyone!

22 comments:

Amy said...

So glad you are feeling so well! That's amazing actually. I didn't manage to get the video to play but hopefully it's just my slow computer!

Black Knight said...

There is a said: "No pain no gain" but I disagree. It is important to be painfree after that kind of race. You are wise to plan a bit of rest and some short runs.

Julie said...

I love the videos Johann! It shows not only how beautiful the course is but also how challenging. I can't believe how windy it looks....I could hear it in the video too:) Cheers to a pain free recovery run!

Anne said...

Glad there is no lingering pain! Wow, that is quite the course...congrats on getting through such a challenging climb.

Jennifer said...

Wow Johann, between the wind and the steep incline I am amazed you are feeling so good. You have some great training and conditioning behind you that has worked to keep you healthy and strong. Great job! Have a great rest!

Staci said...

Videos worked well. I could see and hear the wind, quite hectic. Again, well done on a great accomplishment! Amazed at your ability to do so many hard-going marathons and ultras. (What camera do you use?)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Hooray for no pain! The videos make it appear more mountain climbing than trail running, amazing place to race.

Marlene said...

Wow, the videos are even crazier than I expected! Glad you are feeling so god after the big race and no ill effects from your fall.

The Runner said...

Hardcore Hill!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I would almost cry thinking about riding up those hills, let alone run

I am glad you are having no pain

Char said...

Those videos really give us perspective on how tough that race was. The first video, though, nearly qualifies as an up-skirting video because of the slope of the mountain :)

P said...

Glad to hear that you're recovery quickly! The wind in those videos is just unreal!

ajh said...

Couldn't believe the wind! Thanks for the videos. Enjoy your recovery week before training for that ultra!

Ewa said...

This is one steep incline and the wind is just crazy. Wow.
Recover well.

Laurie said...

Wow, wind! Hurt my ears a bit :) Glad recovering is going well.

The Green Girl said...

Wow, that footage really captured the how steep it was. Thanks for sharing and congratulation again on conquering one challenging course!

Giorgio said...

You're feeling well Johann and these are good news. Great post with videos which show running adventures.

This time the verification word is ZOOPUN :)

Have a nice weekend!

Molly said...

great videos! That's a relief that your knee is okay, even if it looks nasty! Have a great weekend!

Christina said...

I really liked the videos. I know it was a steep run but until I saw the video I didn't realize how steep.

Chris K said...

That hill and wind was nuts. Good job on the sound recovery plan and being able to run a 5K. BTW, I posted some pics on my blog for you!

Meg said...

Rest is always good, enjoy it.
Your videos turned out great, I love hearing the wind but I'm sure it wasn't as nice when you were actually out there running in it!
Thanks for the videos!

Lauren said...

Love, love, love the videos. I so much want to go there!