Thursday, August 25, 2011

Villa and Hut Sandy Half Point Race Report

Last Sunday morning as I got up it was cold but not there was no wind prefect for 10km run. I had breakfast and shower  then started to think about what to wear. Long run top and running shorts was the go. Got my Spibelt with my race number on it and made my way down to event start at Green point. This is the second time I have raced this event and this year is a new course from Green point south towards Sandringham then back to Dendy St and back to Green point where the finish was.


So per normal I started way to fast but felt good, just past the start I saw some good friends Sue and Andrew from Couple on the Run. After passing the first water station I started to feel pain in my right foot near my heal. I knew it was Plantar Fasciitis and I knew the rest of the race would be painful. I pushed on putting up with the pain I felt it more on the up hills and less on the downsides.  I made it to the turn around and started to head back towards Brighton. After passing Hampton st I changed the way I ran to see if that would help with the pain but instead felt something tear. After spending time with google it seems that it’s not too bad but I do need to take it easy this week and spend time stretching, stretching and more stretching.
I managed to see Sue and Andrew on the way back towards Brighton then pushed up hill to Dendy St around the 2nd turn around point then back towards to finish. Over the line without too much pain, but after stopping for a few mins I could feel the muscles contracting which caused some discomfort when walking.

Here are the official times

Time 54m 54s
Overall Place 533
Category Place 74

Here are some photo's from the event.

On the way towards Red Buff in pain but having fun

On the way back towards Brighton

At the finishing line

 My next event is Brooks Duathlon in October.