It is this time of the year again…
The nights are getting longer and dusk sets in sooner. Unless you are a treadmill or lunchtime runner you will have to run in the dark at one point to maintain your running schedule.
So here are my top 5 tips for running in the dark:
After running over 20 Marathons until now, 12 of them in 2018, I’ve made a LOT of mistakes. Especially when it comes to my Marathon pacing strategy. If you’ve ever ran a Marathon you’ve probably been told not to go out too fast. “Seconds gained in the end will be minutes lost in the end.”You might have a goal pace in mind, but then on race day the conditions change and you don’t know how to adjust. If you’ve never run a Marathon before you have probably no idea at all about how you should work out you Marathon pacing strategy. You are probably afraid to hit the wall and not finish at all. In case it’s your first marathon, you can read my five unconventional tips for your first Marathon here. Let me first explain why a Marathon pacing strategy is so important and than I’ll tell you my personal Marathon pacing strategy.
The Mozart100 race takes place in the beautiful town of Salzburg, Austria. They offer various distances, this year a 12.5 km City Trail, the 30 km Scenic Light Trail (that I did), the 42 km Marathon trail, the 62 km Scenic trail and the classic 105 km trail. This last one is very popular, as it is also a Western States 100 and UTMB qualifying race.
Beginning of June I ran my first trail race in Austria: 23km at the Hochkönigman Trail Running Event. I really liked the experience, the scenery, the people!
Travel & Accessibility
The Hochkönigman Trail Running Race is located in the area of a mountain called Hochkönig, which means “High King” in English. It starts and ends in Maria Alm, which is just 5 km east of Saalfelden.