Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:27
Today was old school XC, not like the more frequent frozen but firm & dry Sandhurst courses (other than 2012).
Saw PMJ's results and hoped it was just the conditions. Hope niggle sorts itself out and you're back on it. Pace wise I was similar; starting like a loon but degrading every second I ran.
With the conditions as they were my aim was to beat my 2012 time of 39:23 (109th) and I crossed the line at 39:22 (144th), so happy with that. I raced in 2013 but cannot compare to then! Positioning is difficult to compare year on year so I'll see in which percentile I finished when the full results are out. As usual looking back I think I could have given more, but I doubt I could have at the time. Lost a load of places on the final hill and clawed them all back on the final sprint.
RH soleus is tight, but achilles is OK
Ric, including WU & CD I went in to double figures today albeit km. Something I haven't done in a long time.
I thought I saw Dachs as I was heading towards the buffet but assumed I had water in my eye as he wasn't going to be there. I'm sure we'll see you at some more XC in the new year.
Won't be at HX, Mrs & I should both make it to RRR if it is dry so the kids can stand and support.