Sunday, August 12, 2007

Exciting Activities

training stats
week's total: run 39K, bike 133K, gym 1 session
Su 12/08: hilly run, 16K, 1:28 hrs and easy bike, 39K, 1:51 hrs
Sa 11/08: rest

Fr 10/08: fast run, 10K, 0:48 hrs + 2K slow
Th 09/08: gym 2 hrs

Most exciting day of the week was Saturday when the staff of interAir had their day out. We made our way along the paths of a high ropes course and - even more exciting - we got the chance to enter a sailglider and had a short but terrific flight.

Balancing along the ropes was more difficult than I expected. I have done a fair number of Klettersteige in the Alps but this is a different thing as everything you try to stand on is moving!



Soaring was one the most exciting things I ever did. The start was great fun with the plane beginning to rise with the first move. It felt like a vertical rise! High up one has a view all around and it is great to hear the wind streaming along the plane. Unfortunately the flight lasted only a few minutes as we failed to find an thermal lift.


2 Comments:

Anonymous Heike said...

Hi Uli,

yes , you are quite right. Soaring is very exciting; generally all activities that take place in the sky ;-) . I started learning soaring when I was 15 on the plane (ASK-13) you have been going with too and it is a very fine thing. Unfortunately I have no club I belong to at the moment. But when I have found one again I will invite you. Maybe we will be lucky and find some thermal lifts so that you have a longer experience ;-)

Greetings

10:14 pm  
Blogger Sabine said...

You are a very brave man!

6:55 pm  

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