After 4 days hiking, skiing and discovering the best of Tirol, last Sunday I've participated in Kolsassberg run, a mythic 5km race with a 500m climb, in Innsbruck.
Unfortunately, I forgot my asthma medication in Vienna and felt the consequences.
Started in the 1st group but after the 1st km I started to feel the shortened breath and aching lungs. The rest of the race was literally "suffering until the end" and I ended in 9th. However, I don't regreat the experience: it was an awesome race with an amazing view over the valley! Next time it'll be better...
Today, I did a 1k test run and more 2x1k intervals at the indoor track. It usually takes me 2 or 3 days to my lungs to recover from these traumatic experiences, but they could be worse right now. After the train, there was also place for an animated Christmas-training-group dinner.
It's still more 3 weeks in Vienna, and I'm already missing this place... I'll definitely have to come back! =)