On the 23rd of last month (February) I took part in the Taupo Length of lake race. When I say took part thats what I mean, I wasn't there to race, to beat any personal best or to try for a top 10 or top 5 position. The reason is because I was very, very unprepared and under trained for this race. I have never dreaded a race so much however it was on my list of goals for this year and I knew I was going to have to give it my best shot (to finish)!
The race started at 7am and even though it was Summer it felt like a winter morning, having not been to New Zealand in over two years I was very much used to my warm and humid Queensland weather.