It's been over 70 days since the CCC and I haven't posted a thing.
Most of you will know from my Facebook page that I DNFed. I was withdrawn from the course at the Triente checkpoint, 72ks into the race.
I'm sure I'll write a post at some point about the CCC. But the short version is, it was brutal. The hardest thing I've ever attempted. I underestimated just how much up and down there was in the damn thing, even after studying the course and elevation profile. You just can't fathom hills that go for hours until you're there and doing it.
We travelled home from Europe not long after After that I took some time to recover and lick my wounds.
Then it was maintenance and rebuild time.
I started running again after a few weeks, just short runs. New shoes, new orthotics, and
I have already set some new goals, the first one being to run 150ks this November for the Indigenous Marathon Foundation Virtual Run.
I’m 43% of the way through November and as of this morning I’ve covered 51ks, or 33% of the goal. I’m a tracking a little behind but I’m confident.
I’ve also entered the Strava challenge to run 10ks in one run in November. I’ve achieved this (but not publicly). So I have at least another 10k run to tick off.
This is all building to running 21ks by the end of the year, so I can build into my 2017 goal ultras. I'll join the December Strava
More on that later.
Until then, I think I can say, I am back.