I ran a conservative and consistent race as my goals were focused on resolving a few issues from last season and nailing down a good pace and strategy for longer races this summer. I felt positive the whole day and learnt a couple of things I'd like to tweak and work on in the lead up to Lavaredo in June.
During the early part of the race there was thick fog and there weren't too many views or chances to admire the landscape. However, later in the day the sun came out and I could enjoy the spectacular alpine landscapes and viewpoints from the tops of the many climbs the race took us over. I'd love to go back to this region to train or maybe to do the race again next year!
|A grey and cloudy start to the day.|
|Arriving at the second checkpoint and moving along well.|
|As always, there were lots of beautiful little towns along the route.|
|Still going strong at the next checkpoint.|
|Up high in the early morning there was a log of fog and some snow.|
|Into the fog!|
|At the aid station V had gear ready for sunshine and 32Gi to keep me going.|
|Lac du Vallon.|
|Later in the day it was beautiful in the mountains.|
|Just after the last aid station and the start of another climb.|
Race result: 8:44:33 and 4th.