imagine running through a crown on above photo.
that is how the race was today.
why would someone make a race on saturday morning in a place where half a million people go for a walk.
this pissed me off – which was good, it was energy i needed to finish.
i bumped / hit / crashed into at least 100 people.
this took enormous energy from me.
literally felt like wrestling. not only bumping into people but mental energy. also turning left right at 4:30/km.
organizer is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
after 35km i realized i will not be able to finish a race like this, i was exhausted and fed up.
i just decided to run the last 15km on my own outside the race (i quit again).
as soon as i got on a normal road i was doing sub 4:20/km but it was too late.
damage was one, fatigue was there and there was not enough time to improve the average speed.
also i was too tired for running 35km at 4:40 – this is an easy pace for me at this distance.
i am happy with the result as it was a long run in the context of a race.
and a test, not for fitness but some general things like eating, technique, feelings…
i will write a report tomorrow.
4:41/km for 50km is ok i think.