Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ramsay Countdown 4 - That's it then!

Last track session, last hill rep, last run out.

Steady. Well steady for 400's anyway, if I'm going that fast on Saturday someone slow me down!

Feeling strange. Pretty much like I always do the few days before a round. 7 months of building, of using shorter races to check fitness, check kit, adjust pacing and feeding strategies. 3 months of early starts and hill reps, weekly mileage checks, feet of climb increasing gradually then dropping only to increase again, and again.

Support runs, long runs out in The Lakes, Wales and Scotland. Days out, nights out, wind, rain, hail, snow, sunshine, drizzle, mist, lost and found.

All done. Banked. Ready to be called upon.

Time to gather it all inwards. Focus it all. Be ready to access it all, to draw on what I have done before, of what I know I can do when backed in to a corner. Some bits will be needed, some saved for another day. Time to focus for short periods but still keep a relaxed focus for a long time, of perspective.

Ready for the highs and lows. The tears. The breakdown of everything and the rebuilding of it along the way.

I will be different. I will be the same.

Last track session, last hill rep, last run out.

Bring. It. On.

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