Rogaining race (Mr Rogaine Winter 24hr P2) 3:53:46  14.61 km (16:00 / km) +323m 14:24 / km
shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3d M+
TLDR: we came 7th overall
So I have a death wish clearly as I got up feeling pretty depleted and very sore but really didn't want to let Grand down.
The first leg I very nearly vetoed it but leg 2 warmed me up and by leg 3 I was a bit more chipper. The pace was reasonable and we made some good tactical choices on the fly.
Right knee really became an issue on the last two legs and not sure if we had stayed out if it would have been ok or not to be fair. Thing is I didn't do electrolytes or salts on this morning session as I only thought it would be an hr or 2.
Saw some very cute lambs but also a heartbreaking moment of a lamb and mother who died/dying during birth (mother was still alive just).
Was good to get back to hash house and get some more food in and sit down - shame the fires still not going then as it was cold and I feel like it would keep more people for results - the problem is getting rid of it before everyone leaves!
Anyway results then home. felt sub par.
- Probably shouldn't have started
- Grand was a great teammate, physically well matched and carried my fat ass in nav when I was struggling, however, I need someone who communicates or at least aware of my situation and able to talk to me then and I feel like maybe had he been communicative I might have weathered the night (maybe don't know)
- Felt good (Monday) morning and wondered... we still doing 4-5km/hr until 1:30am realistically we had 4 more hours or so of the night maybe had I pushed a few more gels and got in the right zone maybe we could have done that.
- Monday evening... realised just how much I put myself in the hurt locker and am now retrospectively really glad we can in because i'm not in good shape right now... I should know better < someone is going to quote for prosperity im sure. More of a cold/sick feeling and depleted than physically sore - body held up very well for the 70km knee is the only thing physically a bit tender.