One of my mantras is ‘control the controllables’, so I had a crew for this race, my mother! She has never been to one of my long races so it was great for her to see what happens in these races, rather than just tracking a dot on a screen. This meant that I could use the gels, sports drinks and food that I train with.
The race went to plan, I was wearing my Suunto Spartan Ultra that gave me my HR reading so I knew how hard I was working. I was maintaining a good pace throughout the climbs and descents. I went through 26.2 miles in 3hrs exactly. The second half of the course has the bigger climbs, after spending some time in the Spanish mountains, I felt strong on the climbs. I finished the race in 5hrs 44mins, setting a new course record!