|I've told you, you'll wish you hadn't|
And I did them both. My first helping of a 24hr solo race achived everything I wanted to achieve. What's more I won the race. It was tasty, I was full and it had even had sprinkles on the top. So, despite my tendancy to reach for the serving spoon for a bit more, this time I was done.
|Exposure 2013 - done and done|
Then I saw it all a bit differently. This wasn't about having seconds, this was a whole new dinner. I didn't want to go back for more because I couldn't achieve my first 24hr race again. I needed new goals, not a new event. Working out what my goals has proved much harder than before. It's obvious to say that I want to be stronger and improve on how I did last year but working out how I can measure this has been tricky. Comparing numbers of laps and distance to last year doesn't work as it's a new course and different conditions. Other obvious things like retaining my title, getting on the podium or achieving a certain percentage of the male winner's laps are all relative; they have more to do with other people's performance than my own. This is about what I can achieve, not how well I do compared to others.
With less than a week to go to this year's Exposure I've finally worked out what my goals are - I have my new recipe. I may not achieve them, my dinner might taste awful, but at least I've resisted that second helping.