Monday, May 17, 2010
1st X-Terra run at Hunua
This is one of the tougher races in the series and my time last year was 2:24. I was hoping to get close to 2:00 this year but sadly it was not to be. Two days before the race I caught a cold which had not cleared by the day of the race. I started off with good intentions but didn't have the energy to keep up the pace. As soon as my feet got wet in the first stream crossing my feet felt like lead. 15 mins into the race I then impaled my calf on a dead branch sticking into the trail as I overtook someone. The next half hour was dead leg and I ended up finishing 2:13. St Johns Ambulance cleaned me up and I now await the riddance of this cold and my next training run.