Posted: Yesterday at 18:28
Good luck CC2. Nice volume!
Flipping heck Dan. I don't know whether to be impressed by the fact that you carried on, or if I should question your sanity! I know you like these races, but given your track record of issues on them are you not tempted to turn your hand to a different distance that your body can deal with better and try to maximise that? There's obviously no questioning your mental fortitude but your body does seem to have issues keeping up (I suspect/expect that I would have similar body issues, which is what is stopping me from trying a proper ultra at the moment). I'm sure I know the answer, but no harm throwing it out there for consideration.
Nice quicker running RS, Jools (congrats on the bounty) and Wardi.
CW - if/when I go back I will be wearing a much more suitable shoe. I was in racers out there the whole time and the incident happened when I was wearing a 160g pair of very flimsy Pumas.
Courtesy of the foot I hadn't actually run since Friday morning (got up Saturday and realised as soon as I stood on it it would be foolhardy to say the least - taking the sensible option and resting up can be hard at the best of times, but even more so on your last day at altitude when the last week has been such a pig!).
With the lingering after effects of the bug, and the travelling I was still feeling quite ropey today, but..........
5km easy, 25km @ 3:41 (felt comfortable), 2.41km @ 3:26 (felt good) to make a total of 32.41km @ 3:46.
All things considered, not a bad first run back at sea level, especially as it included a few climbs. Could feel the foot slightly over the last few km, but nothing major.
That makes the monthly stats:
Rest Days: 5.
Given that last week only contributed 53km to that total I'm pretty pleased with the rest of the volume in Kenya. Hopefully it pays off in 4 weeks time.