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Hill Training
23-Feb-2015 12:08:30 PM [(GMT+12:00) Auckland, Wellington]

Sticking with the theme of ups and downs, our training schedule took us once again to the South Island mountains. Last weekend we ran the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon – a gruelling 42km over some of the steepest terrain I’ve ever run (and for those of you thinking “what goes up must come down” I’m not exaggerating when I say the downhills were as punishing if not more punishing than the uphills.) The assault on the legs was relentless and as spectacular as the landscape was, there was no masking the agony inflicted by the course! For the record, I’m a plodder – no speed records are broken when I step out into the field and run – however I am persistent and I usually come somewhere in the middle of the field (more or less). Saturday’s run took me 8hrs33m to crawl to the finish line versus my average marathon time of around 3hrs50m! As my team mate Kim so rightly pointed out,never underestimate the power of teamwork – without Charlie and Kim cajoling me along the outcome might have been very different and I know I've said it before, but I’m looking forward to the comradeship and team support which we’ll undoubtedly benefit from, when we finally get to step out on those Ecuadorian trails. Only 153 days to go!

 

 

 

 

 

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