Yip, I did the WITS Kudus Half. Wanted to do it as a long run, but I did not realised there was going to be so many hills..so I ended up walking quite a bit! Decided not go for any time goals, just wanted to do the 21km with lots of support around me, water…COKE!
Within the first 2km, I realised this was not the race for me! There is “stuff” I do and then there is “stuff” I don’t do! One of them is running double loops!!! I do “point-to-point”, I do “circular”, but I don’t do double loops. I already think it’s madness to do it once…but twice! It is boring, and demotivating, especially if the route is tough..I saw someone with a jacket “Tough is not Enough” :-). This race was TOUGH!
I normally read up on the races and study the profiles and are really well prepared. This race was not in the Runners Guide so I went in a bit unprepared. I thought it is going to be just an easy Sunday long run…yeah right. To top things up, I think most runners did the 10K, so there were not a lot of runners running the 21k, when the 10k and 21k split I felt like I was the last person in the 21k field 🙂 and for some strange reason that was also the time I just started to relax and ran well again.
I was looking forward to at least run fast for long, but the opportunity was not there. I wanted to run hills I could have done that it Midrand! So the race became a “MUST JUST FINISH” race 🙂
By the time I did the 2nd loop, I think I just decided to let it go and at east enjoy some of the view and the run…
Quote of the day
“Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.” ~Charles Schulz Peanuts