But I had no idea it was going to be that hard! Leading up to this years Comrades was a bumpy road, in March I got diagnosed with a stress fracture in my Fibula. This was frustrating as my training had been going so well and I was feeling super strong but hey these things happen. I knew it was a bit of a long shot but I had 3 months to race day!
On the same day I found out I had a Stress fracture I had to have root canal and it got me thinking that I needed to get to the bottom of why I had a stress fracture. It is really important that with any injury that you get they you try and figure out the cause. There is no point resting doing rehab and then cracking on like normal.
The marathon was a bit of a disaster, it rained from start to finish and as a result my insoles slipped all over the place despite having stuck them in place (clearly not very well). I ended up running with my heel hitting the carbon plate of the insole which quickly turned into a blister. I also ended up getting pins and needles in my foot for 42km!
Turns out I had signed myself up to something quite ridiculous. We were going to attempt to run 90km a day for 20 days and on the final day compete in the Comrades Ultra Marathon. I was so bloody scared of what I had signed up to do but also intrigued to see how far my body could go.