Running and Bicycling over Easter

I hope everyone had a pleasant Easter weekend. Easter in Germany means for most a 4-day weekend. I began tapering for my next marathon, so had time for other activities, including cleaning out the garden and shed. On Sunday we had a really great afternoon and evening at friends of ours, the weekend goes by entirely too fast, regardless of how long it is.

I ran a couple shorter runs on Friday and Saturday, Saturday with my running club. On Monday I went on an 80 km (50 mi) bicycle trip with friends from the running club. The weather was typical spring weather, a mixture of sun, wind, and even a few drops of rain towards the end. Our destination was lunch at the winery Bitzel in Winden, in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany. The trip went without incident, the food was excellent, and the mood festive.

Bitzels in Winden

This week I will continue my taper for the 12-hour run on April 30, running 10-12 km a couple times to keep the muscles loose and the weight down.