The hoped for breakthrough has still not yet arrived. Twenty hilly miles took me 3 hours 50 minutes – longer than the entire marathon took me only 11 years ago. Why have my legs aged twice as much as the rest of me?

With some difficulty I’m managing to hold off defeation. A lot can happen in 3 1/2 weeks.

In any case – and I know this will sound like rank heresy to many people – there is more to life than running…


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