The first hill came almost immediately, I decided that I had to try and power up it as I was planning on losing time later, it was a nasty ass kicker but got there. I decided at this point that my usual forefoot strike was going to hurt too much so opted for what I hoped was a mid foot strike with high cadence 1. Even though I was midfoot striking the pain stayed with me for the whole race, didn't get any better or any worse, just stayed there,as a dull throb, but what the hell.
The race continued very hilly, but I struggled on, hoping for a sub 1:45 finish, what with injury and dismal training. I cranked it up for the last mile, when I realised that a sub 1:30 was possible, but to no avail, all in all, very pleased with it though.
Snacks and entertainment after the race were great, as usual for a Kona organised run. I really enjoyed the Japanese drum troupe, especially.
|The finish line and party|
|Shirt (tech), number (with QR code for personal results) and medal|
|Close up of the medal, The darker|
blue stripes in the middle
are actually translucent, kinda cool
1 - I really must get someone to take a video clip of my various running strategy's so I can get a feel for what is truely going on down there.