This Saturday I took the leap and joined the triathlon team in their early morning (5am) mountain run.
This is a very dedicated group of extremely fit triathletes. You can almost always find them early on a Saturday morning around the Machairas Monastery.They run together and somehow have the energy to chat all the way up the steep slope and then down.
I felt like my heart was going to explode almost from the outset all the way up and then as if my quads were being shredded to pieces all the way down. I was slow on the way up, so slow that once the whole group got to the turning point, they backtracked their route to find me, in case I had collapsed under a tree!
I made it though, which in itself was an achievement. I even managed to get to the beach yesterday and today I feel happy. Let’s hope the body got the message and knows that I will do UTMB, so it better get ready….