Ultra Recap Part 3.
I feel really comfortable skipping over the wet rocks, but then my ankle nearly turns. “Focus Matt! Focus!” I blurt out. This was not the time to sprain an ankle. I needed to be more careful.
My newfound apprehension allowed the four of us to regroup as we entered checkpoint 2.
I went straight for the sweets. Then the coke. It wasn’t flat though and I had to open a fresh bottle. As I indulged in sugar the 3 others filled their bottles and were gone. I didn’t rush though, as I poured another coke.
Back on the trails I pushed a little until I saw the group ahead again. We were running through fields now which was a nice respite from the rocky paths.
Still feeling good we pulled on to the canal once more with a couple of miles to the halfway checkpoint. I went to the front and started running a pace that’s probably too fast for an ultra.
I see the event flag and I’m there. I wonder if @kellogs_ontherun and @fudgieruns have made it from @parkrunuk in time. I look at my watch it hasn’t reached 3 hours yet. Quicker than I was anticipating. Course record pace. I knew then that I wouldn’t be going anywhere near that time for the second lap but it had put me in a great position.
I emerged from the canal and I can see two lonely supporters. That’s them. I’m delighted. I’m so happy. I needed to see some friendly faces. I’d been thinking about this moment from before I started the race.
I try to catch up whilst drinking more coke. More sweets and some salt and vinegar crisps. I add electrolytes to one of my bottles. I feel in control. But how long was this going to last?
The 2 leaders head out but I’m taking my time to enjoy this moment. There’s 23 miles left to catch them. I want to fuel and find out how parkrun went.
I finally muster the courage to leave the safety of halfway and head back out. I lap the field and head back on to the canal alone. Almost immediately something didn’t feel right. My legs felt awful. I started to worry. The Sun was out now just in time to witness was about to happen...
I'm back folks....well kind of back...I never really went away!
Knee recovery going well. Plenty of physio exercises and I dont think I'm too far off running.
So for now, here my motivation!! On the left, many moons ago, a little bit rounder! On the right, at a wedding last year. .
Definitely a kick in the rear and motivation for when I get back in my trainers!
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Ja el tenim aquí! 🗓️
Us comunico que Ja tinc a punt el #Calendari2019 amb algunes de les millors fotos d'aquest 2018.
Un any intens, en el que he tingut l'oportunitat de descobrir indrets increïbles i conèixer gent encantadora. I crec que tot això mereixia plasmar-se en un calendari. Properament el trobareu disponible a la meva web o si ho preferiu podeu demanar-me'l per privat. Espero que us agradi! 🙂
I'm happy to announce that my #2019Calendar is ready!
2018 has been intense and I've been able to discover amazing places and to meet very nice people. And I thought this deserved to be in a calendar. You'll find it soon on my website, but if you prefer you can directly order it to me. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
A favorite outdoor activity...crossing rivers during trail runs! Nice feeling when your feet sloshes inside your shoes for a while and dries out completely without you even noticing it. .
Happy Tuesday everyone! 🌴🌸🌱
Share your photos with us and we will post them in our account. Apply for a feature following the link in our bio: @worlderunners. 💦 Today we find an amazing place with an unbelievable color of water 🗺
What a place😍🔥📍Khmelnytskyy, Ukraine 🌍 (📷: @marynabekh) Follow @RunningFervor for more.
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Happiness vibes 😍 Get your photos posted in our account, apply for a feature visiting worlderunners.com 👉🏼the link is in our bio: @worlderunners. 😅 The pain you can feel today will transform in the power you will have tomorrow 💪🏻 (📷: @claudia_gallego) Follow @worlderunners for more.
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Apply for a feature following the link in our bio and we will publish your photos in our account: @RunningFervor 😅📍Osasco, São Paulo, Brasil 🌎 Me surpreendi com essa guria no domingo. É forte, resistente, veloz e bruta! 💪👊 Me deu trabalho na prova. Em várias vezes no circuito cruzávamos uma pela a outra e eu pensava "de surgiu essa mulher gente?" foi uma verdadeira guerreira no meu calcanhar do início ao fim da prova.
Surpresas assim são tão boas e inspira a gente a se doar ainda mais nos treinos. Parabéns Sabrina @sfenerich_ correu muito. Foi muito bom duelar contigo. Bons treinos e até a próxima. 😉😘 (📷: @sulrosa) Follow @RunningFervor for more.
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there will be moments where I slip but the God I serve says “for the righteous falls seven times and rises again...” .
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"If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, run together."
Das war eine Erfahrung der besonderen Art heute. Mit Kind und Schlitten bergauf durch den Neuschnee...❄️❄️❄️
Die knapp 10 Kilometer waren anstrengender als die 30 vor ein paar Tagen. 💪🏼 Ich finde es unheimlich wichtig, seinen Kindern etwas von der eigenen Leidenschaft mitzugeben. Meine Tochter soll wissen, was ich mache und sehen, wie sehr ich es genieße. Vielleicht kann ich sie anstecken mit meiner Freude, und sie wird eines Tages das Laufen so lieben wie ich... ❤️ By @eva.runs
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Running in Brooklyn, New York City 💪🏼 Apply for a feature following the link in our bio and we will publish your photos in our account: @worlderunners (📷: @avrilmathie) Follow @worlderunners for more.