I had been considering all pros and cons for some time before the starting date.
Con: didn’t have much opportunity to train (battling against some nasty viruses in my lungs for few weeks).
Pro: the beauty of street runs lies – at least for me – in its social aspect. Unlike the everyday training, it contains joint planning, discussing the route and then running together (well, usually not for long :), then taking over the results and injures (Jesper ? it’s so hard to forget your T-shirt after the Swietojanski run).
This time it was to be different – I was to be „alone”! although strongly motivated by the weather forecast. Harsh sunlight and temperature around 30C!!!. Maybe not seem to be at runner’s dream but it would definitely mean an exciting and new experience for me – as my running career has started just less than a year ago. Curiosity is a common motivation, isn’t it 🙂
Then – 21 kilometers went fast as the 2 hours did. I was tired, as some pictures show, but weather felt great. Maybe because it wasn’t that hot in the end :).
I finished the run by the romantic dinner with my husband in the restaurant by the sea. So I didn’t feal „alone” at all 🙂
The run was very smoothly organized with lots of spots with water, wet sponges, fire trucks flushing with water, cheering people and beautiful views of countryside, sea and forest.