Heading into this I thought I might have been able to compete with the leaders but they were too much for my current level of speed and strength but in terms of the 40+ group I was able to hold pace and be competitive and on that note will be heading to the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in September.
I think this is a good fit for me as it is a uphill format event, allows me to focus on speed and strength and I will be racing with athletes my own age, 45-49. So an element of epic while being allot easier on my on going disc issues than the ultras I have doing in the past and has that international flavor I enjoy.
As for training the goal will be to continue with the track work, build strength, core and agility with a focus on climbing.
|They are off!|
|Rounding the bend after the first 2km loop, now we head up!|
|The final pitch.|
|A view of the final few km's to the top.|
|A view of midway.|