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

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Quick Update

Although I haven't run any races  recently, I've been training hard and doing some LSD runs every weekend. My lovely wife Anette has been supporting me on her bike and this works really well. No time for me to be lazy!



Good times!

On Thursday registration for the Pikes Peak marathon opens. I really hope I can secure myself a spot. It will be very exciting if we can travel to Colorado in August to run this little mountain!


Happy running everyone!

30 comments:

Marlene said...

That's so nice that your wife joins you on her bike. Great way to get outdoors together.

Good luck for PP!

Amy said...

Good for Annette! Keeping my fingers crossed for you and getting a spot for Pike's Peak!!!

Robin said...

Great that you have your wife along on your runs. Good luck with the registration...hope you get in!

Christi said...

I am sending you positive registration vibes!

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

Exercise for everyone and quality time together for you and your new bride - it's a win win for everyone!

ajh said...

You've got to get in! I will have fingers crossed for you on Thursday morning.

Raina said...

Awesome that you not only have a wife, but a training partner!

Best wishes to get into Pike's peak!! :)

Thomas Bussiere said...

Good luck with PP registration.

Julie Arts said...

Happy Running!! How great that you two have fun training together! You are lucky :-)

Jill said...

How fun that your wife joins you on her bike - that makes it really fun :).

Finger's crossed for you for PP! Keep me posted. And if you need me to do anything for you - like register or something - just holler!

Mark said...

That is so cool how supportive your wife is! I sure hope you can get in Pikes Peak...maybe you could drop by Ozark while your in country!?

Lauren said...

Good luck on your entry! How wonderful that your wife can accompany you on your runs. Sometimes, like today, it gets lonely running alone.: )

misszippy said...

Good luck getting in. I think they have to give it to you--you're coming all the way from South Africa and are going to be on honeymoon. Come on!

Jerry Smallwood said...

Pikes Peak marathon at what point can I lift my jaw from the floor...what a profile! I really hope you get a place it looks an fantastic challenge.

HappyTrails said...

Are you ready to feel that burn in your legs??? :)

Kate said...

I hope you get in! I'm still holding out hope that maybe I can come out in August and cheer you all on. So unlikely, but it would be great!

It's so nice that you and your wife can share that time outside together. She clearly gets how important running is to you and wants to be a part of it. So wonderful. :)

Kate said...

I hope you get in! I'm still holding out hope that maybe I can come out in August and cheer you all on. So unlikely, but it would be great!

It's so nice that you and your wife can share that time outside together. She clearly gets how important running is to you and wants to be a part of it. So wonderful. :)

Ewa said...

This is so much fun having your wife bike with you running. Cool.

I am keeping my fingers crossed for PP.

On that picture, the mountain does look innocent, doesn't it?

Cindy said...

we did the same thing when i was training for the marathon...hubs rode behind me while i ran! love supportive spouses!

good luck with pikes peak!

Alma said...

Crossing my fingers that you get into PP!

ultra collie said...

great pace training yu must be getting with mrs johann!!!

ultra collie said...

love the profile too..just peg it to the top then leg it to the bottom. simples ;)

Mark said...

Great to have such wonderful support from your wife alongside you!

Best of luck in getting into Pike's Peak race.

Giorgio said...

Great to hear about your registration! The chart of the Pikes Peak marathon's mountain is impressive!
That's so nice that your wife goes cycling while you are running.

Char said...

No time for you to be lazy? You wouldn't understand the meaning of the word lazy. I'm sure that a lazy week for you would be only three runs or less than 60k total distance. Lazy and Johann could never be in the same sentence together.

HappyTrails said...

Good luck today Johann - will be thinking about you around our lunch time, sending good registration vibes!!!

Black Knight said...

It is so nice that you and your wife do the workouts together!
Good luck for the registration and ... the race!

XL said...

"My lovely wife..." isn't it so AWESOME to say that? It is so great that she rides while you run :) A lot of years ago, my husband used to do that for me and I LOVED it.

Here's hoping Colorado happens and you get to run up that psycho mountain! Actually, it sounds very appealing :)

Karien said...

How great that you two work out together! Good times :) . Fingers crossed for Pikes Peak!

Raina said...

Hope you are getting in your altitude training! :)