Chris Sterling

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Racing the Wasdale Triathlon

 
The Deepest, Steepest, Highest, Hardest half iron distance triathlon in the world! In a previous blog I spoke about my disappointment last years race was cancelled, so much so that I went and did the course anyway a couple of weeks later. It was a tough day out, took around 8 and a half hours to complete and certainly felt very hard mentally and physically. But the question of how it would feel to race remained unanswered and had been nagging away for 12months...

I had decided to concentrate on mountain running for the first half of my season and had a good start but ended up injured in June. If this had not happened I am not sure I would have raced Wasdale, I had done the course, knew it was hard and my head was fully into running mode. Some open water swimming through June and July, along with a bit of biking whilst recovering got me thinking though. I felt it might be too late a start for a peak performance,
 
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