Since Thursday morning I am in Zurich. Originally I planned this trip to run the Swiss AlpineK21, a half-marathon race through the Alps from Klosters to Davos. Though I’ve stayed a bit longer, with a good friend of mine that lives in Zurich and who I haven’t seen for a long time. We went to Klosters on Friday and, in the afternoon, went all the way up to the Sertig Pass (2,762 m) in the Albula Range. Fantastic excursion, we were the only ones over there. A luxury. The next day I ran 21 kms in 2 hours and 1 minute (it was my first time running more than an hour!). When I’m back home I will post the GPS tracking of my race, with a couple of videos of astonishing Alpine views in a bright sunny day.
Spain won the World Cup yesterday. I am not the kind of person that normally watches football. Not a great fan, though I enjoy it every now and then. But these matches, these events are much more than sport. They’re full of emotions and meaning. Like the kiss from one of the best players of the World Cup, Spain’s goalkeeper Iker Casillas, to his girlfriend Sara Carbonero, journalist of Telecinco, while she was interviewing him live after the victory. A very expressive way of showing his happiness that has touched many people. The video has been seen all around the world.
While in Barcelona, I go to run in the Carretera de les Aigües (from where I took The Horizon picture a week ago). There, I have two options: either I follow the flat trail or I go mountain running. For the past three days, and from now on, I am doing the second, for I am training for the Swissalpine Davos K21, a half marathon that starts in the Sunnibergbrücke (near Davos, Switzerland) at 1050 metres of altitude and goes all the way up to 1590 metres. This year it is on July 31, probably a couple of days before I go to Nepal!
This is today’s run GPS trail. A distance of 6.73Km in 45 minutes, with a climb of 201 metres. Just starting my training.
I’ve also recorded a short video from a high point. You can see Barcelona and parts of Collserola (the mountains on the western part of the city).
— Ironically (and only one person in this world knows why this is actually ironic), after writing this post I hit my foot against a chair and I hurt one toe. Nothing serious, but I am not sure I can run for a few days.