Friday, September 21, 2018

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After a somewhat disappointing winter of training and a DNS at the Wokingham Half Marathon, I kept my entry to the Pewsey Terminator, a mostly off-road 12 mile cross-country course with 410 metres of evil (and I mean evil) climbing, pretty quiet.

I certainly didn’t expect to win the darned thing.  I just wanted to put myself firmly in the hurt locker and get comfortable with being uncomfortable again.

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After the disappointment surrounding not making the start line for the Ironman 70.3 world champs in Canada, I had two choices: either call it a day for the year, take some time off and re-charge for 2015; or I could take up the free 70.3 Kronborg place I had kindly been offered earlier in the year (but thought I'd have to miss due to the champs) by our Danish business partner, KMD.

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The original plan was to run the Pewsey Vale Half Marathon (Pewsey is a tiny little village in Wiltshire, for those of you not familiar with the name, and close to home for me) as a warm-up for the 70.3 world champs, perhaps even putting in a bike before the run race to make it a bit more like a race simulation.  But having decided to withdraw from the 70.3 champs (see previous post), I decided to keep the local half on the calendar, just for a little run-out to test my legs – having not done a half marathon ‘sans bike’ since March this year.

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For once I don’t actually feel much like writing this race report. I’m not entirely sure why; probably because yesterday’s race was littered with things that didn’t exactly go to plan and as such I have very mixed feelings on the event.

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Clearly blog posts on TriathletesDiary are like buses… You wait forever for one, then three turn up in rapid succession.  This time it’s a quick(?!) report on this weekend’s Cotswold 113 middle distance triathlon.

As you’ll know from recent posts, it’s been a busy time recently, what with getting married, working abroad etc.  As such, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this weekend.  With hindsight, I probably wouldn’t have entered the race had I realized how the training beforehand would be disrupted.

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