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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Monday, November 28, 2011

RAC Tough One - Short Feedback

Hi all

I'm crazy busy at the moment so just a quick summary of Sunday's 32km (20 mile) race.

I had a great run! The weather was not bad at all and it was not as warm as it sometimes is in November. There was also some wind that cooled things down a bit.

I was taking things slow and easy, just hoping for a sub 4 hour finish. At halfway I was feeling so good I could hardly believe it and this was the same a few kms later.

I kicked things up a bit and ran a 12min negative split! Yep, I ran a negative split! Something that hardly ever happens to this slow runner.

I finished in 03:27:09 and is very happy with that.

Detailed report with photos as soon as I have the time.

Work is crazy and then there is a wedding on 14 January that I will tell you more about at some stage. :D

Have a super week everyone!

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great race Johann! I love when it comes together and you feel terrific, there is nothing better. I think it also helps to remind us of why we love this sport so much! Cheers to you and have a great week.

HappyTrails said...

Fantastic Johann - it is great when you feel so good on a run and crank it up a bit to finish!

Molly said...

Congrats Johann! I know what you mean about things getting busy, it's that time of year I guess!

Robin said...

Congrats, you did awesome! WTG

misszippy said...

Um, you kind of crushed that goal of yours! Way to go, Johann! It sounded like a great day out there.

Marlene said...

WOW, you completely crushed your goal with a great negative split! Congrats on such a strong run.

ultra collie said...

top time speedy du plessis!

Kate said...

33 minutes is SUPER sub 4 hours!! What a great feeling, I'm sure!

Raina said...

Very well done, Johann! Way to negative split it!!

Have a great week :)

Char said...

That's a huge negative split! Well done.

lindsay said...

i'd say you got the sub 4 with ease! congrats johann! hope work gets un-crazy for you soon.

ajh said...

You certainly did crush that goal!

Am I the only one who wants to know more about the wedding.........NOW.

Amy said...

Glad your race went well!!
Who is getting married - your son is still too young, I suspect!

C2Iowa said...

looking forward to the details. Well done.

HappyTrails said...

Johann - we "can" run all winter, since we have so many temperate days compared to the higher mountains. There are still some days where we draw the line and stay inside (usually below 10 degrees F, especially with wind). We have had thus far a mild start to this winter.

Patrick Mahoney said...

Glad to see things are going well...

Black Knight said...

Negative split and 33 minutes faster than your goal: indeed a great race!
Congrats!!!!

Ewa said...

Can't wait for the full report with pictures and all. What a great race you had! Your training must be very smart. Congrats, Johann.