27th April 2013
|1km to go!|
Hydration appeared to be going smoothly (although subsequent estimation shows I drank less than 2.5 litres during the whole race) but fuelling was well off track, only eating a couple of Gu chomps in the last two hours. A combination of heat, lack of fuel, and prolonged intense effort saw my heart rate maxing out and remaining sky high. My plan had been to go all out from the 6km to go mark, but instead I had to back off a little.