Every running magazine, coach, seasoned runner and their dog know that running your easy days truly easy is the way to go but this is the biggest thing I struggle with.
Doing a race route recce is a brand new concept to me. It’s a sensible thing to do when a route might be challenging and can make sure you know a little more of what to expect on race day.
Months of preparation building mileage and time out on the trail, practising nutrition and working on strategies to mentally and physically tackle something that felt like a huge challenge.
Drum roll please for my favourite trail racing shoe, the Inov-8 X-Talon 210. It’s bright, it’s super lightweight and it is grippy which all equal to pretty darn fast.
The Inov-8 Roclite 290 with graphene grip shoe is an absolute beauty. It’s strong, it’s supportive and it’s damn good looking.
It’s 4.55am on the 1st December 2018 and I’m stood on the start line waiting for the gun to go on my longest and biggest race to date – the Ultra Trail World Tour 65km in Cape Town.