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You give the routine the running pass

as a rule, the rights of record conditions prevail to this day: the tartan tracks, Vita-course and the popular run are populated routes to any Season of the year, as in the days of the year. So also along the shore of lake Pfäffikon and in the Ustermer athletics stadium. The freshly taken, the good intentions driving the movement of the muffle to the outside. You want to overcome weight, live healthier, and finally the own latent convenience.

With a (still) iron will the debutants offer the winter conditions in the end – and for the veterans usually recognizable at first glance: you either wear that brand new sports outfit, which was two weeks ago, under the Christmas tree. Or but run-of-the dresses that are from bygone athletic and better times.

are Probably just as varied as the equipment of the new year athletes are the reasons why women and men start on this winter morning to lace up your running shoes. Is: you are convinced that you will comply with your resolutions. However, it is also their ranks will be lifted in a few weeks – and the recognizable novices will disappear. Either because they have moved back on the Sofa, or because they have become veterans.

"In the round around the lake we can't pinch – there are no shortcuts." Pierre Heckly (r.), 49, and Simon Camponovo, 27

you are by far the audible. Talking, the two men marching up a slight incline. You have not selected the line at random: "In the round around the lake we can pinch. There are no shortcuts," says Heckly. The two want to in the future, two to three times per week here, or maybe on the Vita-Parcours. "Home is placed on the weight bench," says Heckly proud of. And pushes, with a grin: "But still unused." Pierre Heckly is the end of January, and fifty, and is determined to bring until then, five kilos less on the scales.

It is no coincidence that the men are on the road together: Joint intentions to commit to. How long this obligation continues, however, is: "We have made in the past year, to exercise more – and failed," says Heckly. His Compagnon adds: "Out of sheer laziness, we have not pulled it through. And in between, the weather was to blame." The two have been outside in the last few days already a few times: "I remember nothing of it, because I've put on weight over the festive season, three pounds," says Simon Camponovo dry. His goal is to create the 8.6-kilometre round in an hour. Where you will be in a year? Camponovo does not hesitate: "Well, on the second round!"

"I do sports as a compensation, because I live otherwise unhealthy." Sven Albicker, 19

The aspiring electrician is out of breath and swiftly running on the road. The conversation needs to go fast. Since new year's eve, he circled for the third Time the Pfäffikersee. And has already learned: "The first Time I ran without water and was really thirsty." On this day, he has a red water bottle. The Trainings have taken their toll. At least in fashion terms: "My beautiful trainer pants are in the Laundry," said Albicker, and grins.

no Matter, it should sporty go what. The young man seems determined marches on. He had the output on the plaster, such as recently in the Spengler Cup in Davos or for the new year and drink on the weekends, too much alcohol "sometimes". I live so "generally unhealthy," and "to compensate" driving it from now on in between sports. It is not his intent to be faster – yet. "If I do more, maybe later." On this day, he is unstoppable anyway: Still marching, he is confident in his or her discipline. The temperatures are now optimal – in the summer it will certainly be more difficult. One way or the other: "It's also Fun to be outside."

"Alone intentions, it is more difficult." Petra Nastasi, 40

This novice is brave. It is to be found there, where the tempo bolzer as a professional triathlete Jan van Berkel or mountain running specialist Stephan Wenk turn her round on the tartan track in Uster, ZH. Since the holidays she's doing this on a regular basis. It is not the first Time that it adopts a sporty calls about a chic running outfit was already available. "Not new, but practically unused," she says with a laugh. In the past, they've given up in each case to quickly.

help protect your husband makes it this time. Sporty and his wife, lengths ahead, he's on the neighbouring Finnish track his own pace. Meanwhile, trots and marches on Petra Nastasi during 45 minutes on the 400-Meter Oval. "I will do such things in society, because it is more difficult resolutions." Although each course – and yet she was not alone. It is for no frustration, to train with a Partner who is much fitter. "I have to admit to myself that I did years of nothing and our conditions are therefore completely different."

Yet your running is training with Gehpausen. But the goal is clear: Eventually, Petra Nastasi, who wants to run a longer distance at a stretch. "It would be nice if my husband and I could stand together at the starting line of the greifensee run, at least over the 10-kilometer distance."

"The Sport makes me think positive." Mayssa Alchakouhi, 40

new year, new planning, new health. So the Motto of the Syrian girl who came two years ago in Switzerland. It is not thick wrapped up, finally satisfied as the majority of others on this day, on the go, with a lap around the lake of pfäffikon.

the beginning of the year has Alchakouhi decided to make Sport, because exercise helps your in your Situation. "I have problems to breathe quietly, and my doctor has me walking or Running recommended as a therapy." Therefore, it has to be every day done two to three hours to circle the lake at least twice.

And do you color-assorted – your purple hat fits to Shirt, jacket, gloves, pants, and tapes even the Shoe. "Depending on the day, I jog and unlock Gehpausen in between." The movement among people in the fresh air don't help her, but only physically. "I'm new here and need to be strong – I'm also learning through Sport." Alchakouhi smiles. It's your go now already noticeably better. "The Sport makes me think positive and calms me down."

"I feel free, it is good for the mind." Monika Reber, 58

their sport range was once large, ranging from classical and Jazz-ballet, half marathon, skiing, and Swimming, to work as a aerobics instructor. But that was earlier. That was, until a deformity of the left leg is put for the active woman lame. "The Doctors broke my Shin, and I had to learn again." As the specialists removed a year ago, the Rail, and had to learn it again. "Since the turn of the year, I have now started with a mix between walking and Jogging." It's Fun, is obvious. Nevertheless, it was not to stop just at the beginning simply, it. "A lot of things in your head, therefore, it is important to have a goal." Of your means to be More actively and with pleasure and without fear of the pain. "And it may tumble passer-by like two or three Kilos."

On this day, Monika Reber is in Jeans on the go, because they are thicker and warmer. She is wearing trekking shoes against the cold, and stresses: "This is not my official sports outfit."

Although the new year is only a few days old, but you noticed already a difference, since they move more often – especially mental. "I feel free, it does the mind good – no matter what the weather."

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 06.01.2019, 14:24 PM

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