02 March 2009
Wye Ultra-time to think
I'd not been looking forward to this event for a number of reasons. Mainly due to my lack of preparation but also I knew the course wouldn't really suit me. Being relatively flat there would be no let up and pretty fast. A last minuet change of plan meant that instead of a 15m out and back there would be 2 laps of a 7.25m out and back route.
For some reason this caused me to have a small melt down which Jane received the brunt of. But as we'd arrive in typically late fashion I only had 5 minuets to worry about it before the gun went off. We had perfect running conditions. I should have been enjoying the views of the rolling country side and quiet lanes but in reality I was suffering and suffering far too quickly.
I guess this was to be expected, all things considered. I can honestly say that I had to 'dig deep' to finish this run. Physiologically I'm really pleased that I made it round. Knowing now that I can push myself when it hurts and when it would be very easy to give up.
With just under 5 hours of contemplation time I'm now determined to make a real effort towards bgr training.