Stage 2-longstage ✅
Don’t really know where to start to describe this run...
We got up at 2.30 this morning to get ready for start at 5am.
Started off as soon as the sun got up and straight into a long hill(3k) with loose sand all the way, and the hills kept coming 🤪Also the morning fog made it incredibly humid, it was like breathing water and the sweat rate went way up. Then we had hours of no wind and incredible hot temperature and when the wind finally came it was of course very strong headwind that made it such hard work to even move forwards 😂😂🏃♀️It was great fun running down the soft sand dune we struggled up yesterday (30 min to get up, like 3 min to get down 😂😂) The last part was along the soft sand beach and dunes, this almost killed me it felt like, but self talk helps and I convinced myself it was better to finish and then sit down rather than to just sit down at the beach and stay there for life like I wanted to 😂😂
I pushed hard from start, had a wish to beat my time for last years long stage. This turned out to be very hard, the route was the same but the conditions wasn’t. More humidity , warmer temps and I totally forgot about all the long hills and soft sand(ultra runner brain 🙈)
I was very optimistic at the beginning, then had several times where I was thinking I just didn’t care about the time, just care about surviving and getting to the finish 😂😂
Went back and forth from loving it and hating it, so I guess it was just as it should when doing and ultra.
I pushed so hard I felt like I was going to throw up any second, but made it to the finish with perhaps one minute to spare from last year(not completely sure what my time was last year, but let’s say I beat it. Atleast I made it in under 10 hours (9.58 on my watch, might have been 9.57)
All in all I worked harder than I ever had and survived 🤪And for those of you wondering, the toenails are all fine, no trouble with them today. Managed to kick like the only stone on the path though 😂
Thank you for all messages and comments, we don’t get enough WiFi for me to answer you now but I will when I get back to civilization lasted this week just wanted you to know it is appreciated ❤️❤️❤