how to really #GetAtHome in this world

Saturday, August 25 saw me at the mountain marathon in and around Linz (Linzer Bergmarathon). It brought to a close the mountain marathon cup in Upper Austria, the set of three mountain ultramarathons I participated in this summer – and where Paul Auster describes his memoir as working on a “phenomenology of breathing,” it seems […]

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Around Traunsee lake, over peaks and through valleys. 70 km distance, 4500 m altitude difference. Again.

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Things are getting interesting. Where the Vienna City Marathon was a classical road race with thousands of participants, close by my first home, last Thursday’s “Über-Drüber-Marathon” [site in German only] was around my second home region in Upper Austria, going up and across (hence, the name) more mountainous terrain, and having all of 37 finishers […]

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Exploring my environs while raising skills/capabilities is the rather more important (not-quite-)everyday reason for my running, but – at least this year – races bring some rhythm to that steady beat. Last Sunday’s Vienna City Marathon started this year’s set of running events.

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15 hours to the start of the Vienna City Marathon, first of the running events I’ll (for a change) participate in this year. While picking up the bib number, getting a doctor’s opinion regarding my participation (as I’ve only just gotten over a cold), I decided to participate in a medical study on a new […]

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