I haven’t even done my first race and am beginning to contemplate the next one. I seem to have the race bug.
The next race I have in mind is in Potsdam – home turf, so to speak, though I’ve never lived in Potsdam. I grew up right on the boarder between Berlin and Potsdam though so part of the race are about 2-3 km away from where I lived 30 years ago. I thought about doing this race last year. Circumstances weren’t right though.
The main reason why I’m contemplating it this year is that I will be in town when it’s on.
It looks like an easy run and a beautiful one, too!
It would be very different from the rugged wild of the Connemara race as it will pass all the castles in the historical city (Prussian Kaiser Palace). I say easy because the maximum elevation is something like 15 m on any one stretch. Maybe it will be fiercely fast instead and I will have to reign in throughout to be able to finish.
I best finish the Connemarathon before committing 100%. There are exactly 8 weeks between the two races. I think that would be enough provided I come away from Connemara without any strain injury.
With Potsdam in mind I think differently about Connemara though. I want to finish the race with a solid, steady performance without breaking any speed records. My goal is to finish a race feeling so good that I could continue running.