23 Mar 2015
African X, training & more
I recently chatted to Kyle Redelinghuys from Trailrunner.co.za.
You’ve just come from a massively successful race at African X, congratulations! How did you enjoy the race?
Hmm this is in fact a hard one. Thinking back to the 3 days on the trails now, I have an immense sense of satisfaction and I absolutely enjoyed racing with Meg. However, the victory did not come easy, as I turned ill on Saturday, which meant Day 2 & 3 required severe mental strength just to finish the race, let alone win. Winning is obviously a sensational feeling, and hitting the tape on Day 3 was also a special memory.
What training did you do for African X, anything specific or different from your normal training?
My training for African X took place in conjunction with prepping for a 75km race I am doing on 11 April in Australia. This race is part of the Skyrunning Continental Series and I was invited by Salomon International to take part. This necessarily lead to many long hours on the legs, specifically including blocks of 3 consecutive days of running to get my body used to running on tired legs.
See http://trailrunner.co.za/2015/03/landie-greyling-interview-africanx-training-and-more/ for the rest of the interview