My goal for the race was to work on my nutrition, making sure that I took in enough calories during the run, and to manage my pace consistently and within my ability for the race distance. These were two errors that I mentioned in my Lavaredo report so it felt good to have these as focuses during the race. I was pleased to do a good job on these two objectives and I think that it made the whole race more enjoyable and a little faster.
I still have some strength to work on for the long climbs and descents and I need to be certain that I can execute my improved nutrition and pacing plans in all future races.
The route was spectacular and very, very tough. It felt like a lot of climbing until about the last 7km which was all downhill to the finish. The sunrise was beautiful and the views of glaciers are always something I treasure and look forward to. I highly recommend this race!
|Bourg St Pierre - nestled in the Alps.
|Coming in to the finish after a good day in the mountains.
Race result: 7:23:14 and 9th.