Aaannnnddd...here we go! After an amazing experience #SDW50, it`s time to go back in England and enjoy another big day with Centurion guys and a lot of runners and friends.
Well...I hadn`t planned it at all. At the beginning of the season, I just wanted to run SDW50 as my first 50mi race and then enjoy a good training period before my second attempt with 100k distance @Salzburg100k, coming in June.
But...and it`s a veeeery big BUT (with one "t" by the way..), Centurion gave us the chance in March to join the re-opened waiting list and I simply could`t resist, essentially because I just wanted to join a couple of friends and running mates from Italy and run this beast with them.
So...can´t wait to be in Farnham!
My post-race recovery after SDW50 went pretty well, although I wasn`t able to put a long training run in between, just because I simply hadn`t enough time to do it. I mean, recovery, eventual long training and then pre-NDW tapering. Simply too much. So I preferred to do shorter training runs and try to pick up the pace, just a little bit, and I must say, it was "easier", thanks to the amazing weather conditions I´ve found here.
As usual, I´ve no target-time or stuff like that. Just enjoy the course and the runners around of me, and the challenge that The North Downs Way will give me.
I`ve just two particular "goals". First of all, to meet a lot of friends out there. And second, to get a double hug from Nici Griffin. One at the start line, and the other, hopefully, at the finish!
See you in Farnham.