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

Friday, 8 July 2011

Fives For Friday

Africa and indeed South Africa are known for the big fiveElephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo.


Big-five

I am currently training for five big races or five main goals:
  1. Mont-Aux-Sources 50km Challenge on 10 September.
  2. Four Peaks Mountain Challenge on 1 October.
  3. Golden Gate Challenge on 27-30 October.
  4. Sani Stagger Marathon on 26 November.
  5. Three Cranes Challenge on 23 – 26 February 2012.
I will post more detail about each race as they get closer. Yes, two of those are multiday events (3 days each) and I am very excited!


In training for the big five races July and August are my main training months for the year. It also happens that this year July has five weekends. So to stay with the theme of five I decided to run five races in July:
  1. Northgate 10km on 3 July. I finished this in 58:59.
  2. 20km Vaal River Trail Race on 10 July.
  3. Springbok Vasbyt 25km race on 16 July.
  4. Rustenburg 25.5km mountain race on 30 July.
  5. Wits Half Marathon on 31 July (my birthday).
So that’s the news on all my fives for this Friday! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

26 comments:

Jim ... 50after40 said...

You are one of the running bloggers I really admire! Every time I get a "little full of myself" based on the miles I log, I look at your schedule or one of your INSANE races and I'm put right back in my place. You are the man my friend ... my hat's off to you!

Char said...

You never do things by halves Johann. You've got a few miles to travel this year by the looks of things.

Teamarcia said...

You're a busy guy Johann! Enjoy the adventures!

Clint said...

Awesome Stuff Johan, enjoy them all.

Giorgio said...

You've planned great adventures, Johann!
Nice weekend to you too!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

So fun! I would love to train for a running stage race - it's definitely on my bucket list.

Liz said...

Great plans! Meanwhile, I'm mainly sticking to 5 ks!

Christi said...

That is awesome!

Ewa said...

WOW!
So which race is which animal? :-)
Good luck with your training and the races.

Lisa said...

That's a lot of running/racing. Best wishes!

misszippy said...

And let me give you a high five for all that awesomeness! You are amazing.

Marlene said...

Exciting challenges coming up. There seem to be so many trail races in your area!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I really love that you race alot!!!

Laura said...

Holy 5s! I thought I was stretching it with doing 4 races from now to Oct!

Staci said...

Great line up Johann. Looking forward to hearing about each race.
Hope to see you on Sunday, altho' I am only doing the 10km.

HappyTrails said...

You're like the Energizer Bunny - high "fives" to you from across the pond ;-) Have a great race this weekend Johann!

Molly said...

You're going to be a busy guy! Have a great weekend!

ajh said...

A huge high five to you!

Richelle said...

Wow, that's a lot of mileage and races! Way to go!

Her Name Is Rio said...

You've got a busy month ahead! Impressed at your organization ...I am still deciding on my next ultra. Hard to choose!

Jill said...

That's the best Five For Friday post I've ever, ever read! YAY! Looks like it's some great prep work for Pikes Peak Marathon next year!! Can't wait! :)

Happy Weekend!

ultra collie said...

high five johann!

wendy said...

I can't wait to hear about all of your races, Johann! Have a great weekend!

Chris K said...

You are doing the Golden Gate Challenge? Cool, Johann is coming to San Francisco and running on the Golden Gate Bridge. Will you be coming down to Southern California too? Awesome. Alright, I'm kidding. You are a animal Johann, a truly unique Dude. And I mean that in the best way.

A-Pi said...

Look forward to reading about it! The only five I'm doing this month is a 5k race.

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