Some months after I have registered to the Transgrancanaria with a couple with other Danish friends, I had an overuse injury in my right foot (plantar fasciitis). That was in September 2013. It took me quite a while to recover and it was just some months ago that I was able to start running. Although I was able to run, I still didn’t trust my body 100% and I could still feel a bit of pain after every run. I has been many frustrating months… In the last 2-3 months before the race, I did many long runs, but I could feel that my shape was not where it should and could have been.
So I started this trip and placed myself in the start line with many questions in my mind: “Will I be able to complete this race? Is my ground shape good enough to carry me through 125km across the mountains with the limited amount of training that I had done? Should I at all have signed up for a 125km race as my first mountain race? Will my foot be able to stand 125km? …”. I was nervous, excited and uncertain. I had dropped any expectations about completion times and my one and only goal was to complete the race in less than 30 hours. If I could do it in less than 24h, it would be awesome; if not, it would not matter much.