So here I am. Home from Davos and the Alpine Marathon K31. It was a truly amazing experience. Without a doubt this was the prettiest run of my life and I’m living proof that looking at the view takes your mind off the number of kilometres you’re running and the associated aches and pains!
We set off from Davos at 8am in shorts and t-shirts in 4 degree temperatures – but not a cloud in the sky and the mountains as clear as bells. The temperatures warmed up to about 20 degrees by the finish – just about as perfect as they could have been.
And you know….it was just fine. We really could do it. With the exception of two steep descents which really hammered my knees and slowed me down a lot, it was perfectly do-able and we got to Filisur feeling OK, which was the plan, right?
I completed the 31km in 3 hours, 11 minutes and placed 13th in my age category and 82nd in the women’s race – out of about 220. Perfectly respectable for a rookie Berglauferin.
So now, at home again, I have a slight headache (which goes with the territory for me, I’m afraid) and two black toenails (I’m sure you wanted to know that part) and suspect I will be as stiff as a post tomorrow – but otherwise I feel great and so glad I gave it a go!
Once the official photos are posted on Monday I will see if I can show you a little more – I didn’t carry my camera with me unfortunately, but it was stunningly beautiful!
So if you run, this is one I would recommend! Check out www.alpinemarathon.ch if you’re interested!