SALOMON TRAILS 4 GERMANY
It was for the first time since Ultra-Trail Du Mont Blanc that I was racing again. The Salomon Trails 4 Germany series is an event that brings trail running to various regions around Germany. This stop was located in the wonderful Taunus, only a short drive away from Frankfurt.
After I had taken September off to give my body time to recover, I started training again during the first week of October. October 14th was a perfect autumn day – sunny and warm. I signed up to run the 18-kilometer trail covering 500 meters of vert and my girlfriend chose the 10 kilometer course. I entered the event with little expectation, instead I only wanted to enjoy running again as well as share this experience together with my girlfriend.
The race started at 12:30 in Weilrod. It was a nice trail that was leading through the woods of the Taunus. There were a few technical passages and one longer ascent after around 10 kilometers. Overall the course felt pretty flowy and I was able to run most of it. Only towards the end of the course, I noticed that I had not been running properly for some time, as became a little bit tired.
In the end, 1:53:44 hours later, I crossed the finish line, pleased with a good event and looking forward to the final two races of the year – Frankfurt Marathon and Barcelona Trail Races.