Australian Mountain Running Champs - Mt Tennant, ACT
Why am I putting myself through this hell? Seriously someone answer me because I'd love to know. The only justification I have is that it will toughen me up and make me stronger on the flats. That's the theory anyway.
After my very fortuitous 3rd place in the NSW champs (see previous post), I thought I'd give this a go as it may be the one and only time I'll do it. Anyway the course was tough, 2.5km up a mountain, then back down, then back up another 6km to the summit. But steep and unrelenting pain and anguish. Shut up and toughen up Mr D!
Finished in 10th spot in a pretty good time that wasn't too far off the pace. I am getting better at running this uphill stuff. Its all about rhythm (if you can call it that) and breathing and having the balls and heart to keep going when all you want to do is dig a hole to lie in.