Actu­al­ly, that’s not true because there was plen­ty more dis­tance to run, if I had been able to. As it was, I made it 2 hours and 5 min­utes, instead of my intend­ed 2h30m. Still, it was the longest run that I have ever done. If only we had been able to get that extra 25 min­utes, we would have been able to solve all of the Tech Trans­fer prob­lems. I was run­ning with my com­pa­tri­ot Mike (http://mikeboldrick.wordpress.com/), and of course we dis­cussed work since we couldn’t actu­al­ly be in the office this morn­ing while we ran. Alas, next time. Still, it seems hard to get more than about 20k and not have to run the whole extend­ed city area, includ­ing small adja­cent towns. I nev­er tried to run this far in Zürich, so I’m sure I would have end­ed up run­ning most of the length of the lake. That’s what the marathon course did there, on both sides. Now to some­how spin this into a sec­ondary project…

So, I guess I am train­ing for the marathon here in Octo­ber, and not the one with 4000m of ele­va­tion gain. Just a reg­u­lar marathon. There is an ultra­ma­rathon the same week­end which can be done as a 2-per­son relay, but the first half is prob­a­bly a bit too bru­tal with that much up. At least, I hope that this is train­ing, because this doesn’t feel so good oth­er­wise. I’m also going to need some more socks. I took a cue from Mike and just walked into the show­er with my run­ning gear on. A 2-hour run makes for some dis­gust­ing clothes, and I only have 2 pairs of good shorts. I did 18k on Sun­day, so I took those clothes into the show­er with me as well. Such a sim­ple thing. Only took me some­thing like 6 years of run­ning to learn. Well, the BBQ chick­en place across the street is smelling very good. Time for some (more) lunch. I don’t real­ly want to go out, because there are stairs involved, but I’m out of yogurt and cheese as well.