1st up Lourensford Half So Saturday morning we were up before the sun and set off on the 45min drive to the start. We left in good time so as to miss the traffic!
I wasn't feeling strong, but I still hoped to be up there in the 40+ field. In fact this race was run on farm roads and had a lot of climbing so it was right up my ally.
And yes I started slow, but as we climb I started to 'eat' up the field!!! was lying 2nd 40+ man at 7km when I saw a dam... I just had to dive in for a swim!!! Some how I forgot I had glasses on??? ended up losing 30sec (+ the 15 sec for the detour and swim) looking for them. (the longest 30sec of the day).
I lost my 2nd place, but was back in the race and with one more hill I caught Seppie. The plan was now to fly down to the finish, but I was finished!!! The legs didn't want to race down to the end. Seppie left me for dead (which I was). I still had a big gap to 4th place, over 60 sec, but I wasn't running the fast km down the hill and was caught 1km for the end. Would have had that 3rd place without a swim, but the dam was shorting my name I had to dive in!!!
That evening I had a couple of friends round for a braai. Now here I want to say it was a quiet evening, and I always have quiet evening, but Sunday I had Family round, 15 of them and well it's never quiet with them!!! It had been the most perfect day, hot and no wind, so the pools was called into duty...
To give you an idea of how good a day it was, I took a couple of pictures on my run up the mountain in the morning:
|The long road up...|
|Me at the top of the mountain!|
|The view to Kirstenbosch|