Markus (in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland)
Since I came up with the idea of doing the challenge and acting as team captain I also wanted to get my part done as soon as possible to motivate the rest of the team. With rain and wind in the forecast, and not being a “sprinter” but preferring the longer distances I still wanted to run fast. I decided for a net downhill course on forest trails and roads.
No starting gun, just me and my Garmin. And off I went.
The first 4k went really smooth, going down zig-zag along forest trails in my “backyard”, so I clocked some very nice splits. Ha, that will be a piece of cake. 40% done.
Once turning West for kilometers five and six things got tougher: flat course, but quite strong headwinds! My legs already decided to start screaming, but luckily I was half way through and no more trails but only roads ahead which should make things easier. With another downhill coming up I was really ready for some “rest”. 60% done.
The next section went by quickly, but the downhill was not relaxing at all. Mentaly I was preparing for the final sufferfest. 80% done.