This time last year I was looking forward to multiple warm weather training camp but not this year, reality is kicking in and my university dissertation seems to have been taking a little more priority, but not by much.
Back on topic! Carrying a few war wounds from my 1st races of the “new” season or winter season, last weekend I headed down to Glentress for a bit of duathlon action, my first in quite a while. I love trail running and mountain biking so couldn’t go far wrong with the Glentress duathlons, it was a super fun race. Regardless of physical fitness it’s a real tough challenge for everyone, which is what is so appealing to me, as you know you’re giving it your all and so is the person chasing you which keep pushing you to and past your limits. I even ended up leaving skin in multiple locations round the bike course! Along with; ripped leggings, gloves and jacket.
|Looking slightly concerned on the start line.|
|Leaving transition a little worse for wear and damp but feeling okay|
|Finished, Tired, and the actual hurt kicking in!|
I finished in 2nd place by a mere 14 seconds, which could have easily been made up from one less crash. I also had the 2nd fastest run time of the day. The two of us pretty even matched overall and had around a 7 minute gap till the next finisher. The next race should provide a good battle and maybe the outcome will be in my favour. But you never learn to appreciate a win till you learn to lose so when I get my next win I will certainly not let it go easily. But on the day I wasn’t the fastest but next time that will be a different story.
Time to log off, get some sleep for tomorrows testing session for a friends masters project.