Tucked up on the sofa for the day
Running is the last part of a triathlon. I have this habit that means I always keep something back in races. I don't like pushing too early and will conserve my energy, in even in a sprint. This has been annoying me for ages as I don't think I go as fast as I should do. The upside is that it gives me good running splits compared to the rest of the field, even if the post-bike jelly-legs make me feel I'm running like a donkey. There's so many running possibilities I want to explore this year, from the classic Mountain Marathons where even surving the overnight is a tremendous test of planning, teamwork and willpower, to the very short 'stomach churning but over very quickly' hill races, 5ks, 10ks and cross-countries I'm hoping to do. And again, I think I'm lucky to have so many people to explore them with.
All in all it's been a whirlwind year. I've learn so much about my sports, my teammates and most importantly myself. Thanks to Dan and Philip for letting me know what kind of tree I most resemble and to Team Cruachan as a whole for letting me be part of their big adventure.