I thoroughly enjoyed the race, which was always far and away my number 1 goal for the day. Running wise it was hard day at the office, even with what I thought was a very conservative pacing strategy.
A couple of things I did learn from the race.
- It is advisable to do some training in the lead up to a race, it really does help. Running a total of 50 miles in January and only 80 in February, was not good preparation.
- Tapering is also not just an old wives tail, it really does help your performance. I had completed a 50 mile race two weeks previous, which went well but I had struggled to recover from it.
Thanks for the club for giving me the opportunity.