When time allows I often spend weekends with Claudia in her weekend cottage on the edge of Luckenwalde, a small town just a half hour train journey south of Berlin. This weekend we pruned a couple of fruit trees that had clearly grown too large, enjoyable and challenging work, which undoubtedly helped build up my arm muscles. It is remarkable how much wood accumulates from a few hours pruning. I totally enjoy working in the garden, something I have done on and off for many years.
On Friday I introduced some Fartlek into my training, which means occasionally increasing my pace for short periods, followed by a period of recovery. Today I ran 12.7 KM at a gentle pace.