Durban and Expo
The Evening Before
The Morning of the Run
In the Holding Area
If I rate my confidence level on completing the run, it was 8/10. But there was a big "if" to this....
If my foot/ankle injury that had been troubling me through the training period did not flare up again. Of late, my foot had started paining even after shorter runs, but recovery was also faster. I sent a prayer up to the heaven as Chandan and I stepped off the start mat about 7 min after the gun-shot. I had complete confidence on my training and was reasonably sure I would finish the run...but there are so many unknowns and so many things that can go wrong in such a challenging run. And then there was this target also to be achieved!