|Hiking near Titisee in the Black Forest in 2012. |
I was most recently there in May of 2012, as a hiker traversing the Black Forest as part of a three-month trek, primarily in the Alps. As I passed through, I thought fondly back to my two previous visits, the first as a teenager in the mid-1960s travelling with my family in a campervan, and the second in August of 1975 on another camping tour of Europe. On this latter occasion, I was also supposedly in training for the Enschede Marathon just five days later, but had found it hard to get in any long training runs in the previous couple of months while travelling behind the Iron Curtain.
|Looking over Titisee towards Feldberg in the far distance. |
|Crossing the line in the 1975 Enschede Marathon|
After yesterday's tempo run, which left me with the usual sore right Achilles tendon, and some stiffness, I decided to just run an easy 10km today in the hope that I will be fresher for a long road run tomorrow. I didn't get out until late morning when it was quite warm and felt lethargic and rough. However, that's quite often the way when it's a bit warm and you didn't really want to go for a run anyway.