Monday, 21 May 2007

Goatfell Race

19th May 2007
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Dreadful run at Goatfell. Easily my worst race since Two Breweries 2006. Legs and body not functioning at all. Gave up racing halfway up the climb and just bumbled along, slipping further and further down the field.

Finished about 5 minutes slower than I'd have expected based on Ben Lomond and Stuc a'Chroin - but I had been feeling completely done-in for the past few days, with a chronic feeling of fatigue and desire to sleep.

Momentarily got into racing on the descent after passing Bella runners Elke and Matt, but once we hit the fast runnable forest section they both tore away from me, showing why they ran such great times at London Marathon.

Felt completely washed out and barely able to keep my eyes open on the ferry back, but at least I hadn't wasted my time with the abandoned Scottish Island Peaks Race
- see Damon's excellent report

Race Profile Race Route Totally washed out at the finish

2 comments:

JohnD said...

"I had been feeling completely done-in for the past few days, with a chronic feeling of fatigue and desire to sleep." mibbe something to do with Ellie being away and you staying up till 3am every night??!!

Chris said...

Yeah - faffing around on the laptop until 3am probably didn't help much!

Also my legs felt leaden with lactic. Perhaps due to racing 275 miles over 34 races in 2007, plus running every day since Jan 1st - approx. 840 miles.