Samstag, 25. August 2012

An interview with me on the Veganblog of PETA in german

One more week to my Ironman-Distance Triathlon in Cologne. I got interviewed by PETA and you can read the interview here (german only): Interview Veganblog
This is the direct link to the webpage where you can donate money to PETA: Donation

Vacation in Czech Rep./ Slovenia/ Austria/ Italy part II
We were still hanging out at Flufffest. This morning my friends Max and Dom wanted to go running again, but I had 6 hours block training on my schedule, so I went cycling for 5.10h again to Kralovice and Plasy and then through the countryside towards Rokycany through several nice villages, along reservoirs and just afew cars passing by and almost no cyclists although the whole infrastructure is perfect since there are no traffic lights (more roundabouts, if even needed).
When I got back Max' girlfriend Lex gave a lecture on Sea Shepherd, because she spent half a year on a ship in Antarctica. It was breathtaking what she has presented. Here's a link to their website.
After eating much more good food there, watching a few bands and saying goodbye to the english dudes and Dominik I went to bed very tired. But not before Dominik and me agreed on doing an ultra run together next year
The next morning was our time to leave. We went towards Vienna. A nice town to stop by was Jihlave, where we went shopping. The townfortifications looked quite impressive:
 After this we got to Vienna to see Ritual, Verse, Soul Control and Anchor play.
Lseeping in Vienna and planning to visit Schloss Schönbrunn in the morning (the girls wanted to see the park, Micha and me wanted to go swimming). The damage for swimming was 10€ which was too much, so we have joined the girls and went through the park.
Schloss Schönbrunn

Ciy of Vienna
After visiting Vienna we went to Michis father in Spital am Pyhrn, went to the Gleinkersee and ran there. We have also celebrated the birthday of Michis father with his friends and ate soup and veggiestuff while they had a barbecue. We left the other morning and went to the chruch in the village which is pretty big considering the small size of the village.
Bones in the church of Spital am Pyhrn

My car and me at Michis fathers house
 After we left here for Slovenia and Italy I still needed to go swimming, so we stopped in a small city in Austria where I saw signs to a swimming pool. It wasn't the warmest day and I was the only there. The water was 18degrees at max and I had to do 2.4km. I kept freezing for more than an hour after the swim still.
swimming in one of the coldest pools ever

Sonntag, 19. August 2012

Vacation to Flufffest/ Austria/ Italy + moving/ Training July 19th-August 4th

Long time no post. We had to move out of our old apartment into another own I am buying. So we really had to struggle to bring everything from the old apartment to the new until friday July 20th, because that was the day we wanted to leave for Flufffest in Rokycany/Czech Republic.
It is always nice there, the food on the fest is 100% vegan and the variety is amazing. From raw cakes, over french fries to chili con soja and pancakes.
I have really liked the raw cakes and little ufos which seemed to have a lot of energy, comparable to these here:
My friends Max and Dominik sold their zines again and had the idea to form a running group for saturday and sunday morning at 9. So yeah... on saturday I had to lend one pair of shoes to Chris from Oslo and so we were 9 people running and working out a little. Best way to start the day. After this we had breakfast. I have brought my Babymüsli, which I have prepared with boiled water.
Max upgraded it with sunflower and pumpkin seeds and nuts I think. I also chopped a banana and made it a delicious yet healthy and vitalizing breakfast since I had 3 hours to ride on my bike. I always like to ride on the calm streets of Bohemia: Hills, fields, forests... and just a few people.
Bohemian fields
I rode my bike towards Kralovice and then thought I could just try to get to Pilzen from there and then back to the Flufffest. Right outside of Kralovice I have seen this here:
Marianska Tynice (a former pilgrimage)
I had moved on towards Pilzen and had to cycle through Plasy. It was like 6 min downhill and I had passed another monument:
Kläster Plasy
I went on towards Pilzen, read a map to see where to go and cycled further on.
10 km before Pilzen it rained so hard I wanted to stop. 2 min later I had a flat tyre and had to stop to change tires. It had gotten very cold now and the rain on my skin and not moving much made it even worse.
I even called my friends to ask them to pick me up until another cyclist passed me by, so I went on my bike again and cycled off. The raining became less after the 20 min I had waited. I got back to the festivalsite after 93km with ups and downs. haha

This is part I

Training Aug 3rd to 19th
3rd: went running to the swimming pool forth and back (2x35min) and swam 3.5km
4th: played a show in cologne with my band and did some yoga before
5th: Olympic Triathlon in Sassenberg (1.3km swim/ 74km bike/ 20km run) in 2.19h
6th: 2.30h cycling
7th: 1.12h running, 3.5km swimming
8th: forgot to write it down, perhaps resting oryoga or strength exercises
9th: 2.05h cycling, another 23min cycling later on
Tapering for the Half-Iron-Distance Triathlon:
10th: 40 min swimming (open water) with my Tria Club Buddies
11th: 45 min running
12th: 101km cycling in 3.10h
13th: 36 min toning and stretch yoga
14th: 50 min running incl. 3 sprints
15th: 2.4km swimming, 1.30h cycling incl. high intensive intervall training (8x20sec/10sec + 10x20sec/10sec + 8x20sec/10sec)
16th: Ropeskipping + power and stability exercises
17th: 30 min cycling, 14min swimming, 20 min running at 6-Seen-Platte with my Tria Club Buddies
18th: Half-Iron-Distance Triathlon in Hückeswagen (2km/74km/21km) in a hilly environment in 4.32h, slow jog later on
19th: cylcing slowly with my uncle to my nieces birthday: 20km forth and 22km back plus 2km running because my bike had a puncture

Freitag, 10. August 2012

Donating money for Peta/ Training July 11th- August 2nd

I would love to make more out of my long distance triathlon next month and am searching for friends, companies, supporters that want to sponsor me on this triathlon. I will run with a "Veggie Athletes" logo on my back. All the donated money will go to PETA.

Check this!

Training July 11th- August 2nd
11th: 1.45h running easy with some faster km
12th: 65 min running incl. 3 sprints
13th: 3.9km swimming
14th: 33min running inl. stairrunning, 3 sprints and weights for a few minutes
15th: 64 min running incl. 3 sprints
16th: 3.9km swimming, loads of heavy carrying because of moving
17th: 1.40h cycling on fitnessbike, carrying stuff
18th: 4.1km swimming, carrying
19th: Restday, just carrying stuff
20th: 30min running, later strength and stability
21st: 40 min running, strength and stability exercises with body weight, 3.15h cycling
22nd: 6h blocktraining: 5.10 cycling, 45min running
23rd: restday
24th: 45 min running, later strength and stability exercises
25th: 1h Yoga, 2.4km swimming
26th: 40 min running through Triest, incl. loads of stairs and carrying the bike of my girlfriend
27th: Brittas Birthday: Walking through Venice and eating Pasta and Pizza.
28th: 3 km swiming in Florence, 1.35h running on the beach
29th: 57min running through Pisa, incl. 3 sprints and seeing roman remains of antique Pisa, the only vegan cafe is closed for vacation.
30th: 2h cycling from Pisa to Livorno on an antique road, later exploring Rome on a bike, cycling through the Circus Maximus. The vegan cafe we wanted to eat at is closed for vacation. WTF?!?
31st: 2.06h running on the beach in Follonica, then exercises strength and stability and some swimming
1st: 2h cycling on the Lago di Garda! Beautiful! Loving it! Some swimming before and later on.
2nd: Restday (not enough sleep the night before due to driving back home with a stop in Munich to eat vegan Kebab