Only a month to go until my first race of the season and as usual at this time every year I have major doubts in my mind about it. At the end of every winter I always worry I am not in shape to run a long race but in the end I do manage to finish them albeit in a fair amount of pain. I admit I am not the most confident person when it comes to my running but I think I am pretty stubborn and will put up with a lot to get to the end. I have always and will always say I love my running when both training and racing but admittedly the first race of the year is always a bit of a battle to get through and yes there will certainly be times during the Highland Fling when I will be wondering if I will ever see it to the end and who knows I may not but given my track record of no DNF's I should be confident right? Hmmm I am not so sure. I have done a lot more running over the whole season this year than any other winter and have not really partied at all this year so I am fairly fit and healthy however I have never started my year with an 80km race and it is going to be super tough.
|Overlooking Lake Annecy|
|Great trails but no idea where I was|
|Long way back up|
|Blue skies and powder|
|Powder day in the tiny resort of Champex|
|Boot packing at Marecottes|
|Heading to get the car on an amazing trail in ski boots!|
|Great purchase already scratched from a Cosmiques Arete lap|
Apologies for the font/colour problem. Will be sorted soon.