No Master of Innsbruck but in the Heart of the Alps
In short: I didn´t master the “Master of Innsbruck (100km/4400hm)” but still happy to reach the finish line of the “Heart of the Alps Ultra (80km/ 3000hm)” track on my own feet.
On 07th May I started my my buddy at the Innsbruck Apline Trail Run Festival. Decided to tackle the 100km distance, another challenge, the start was at midnight. Weather forecast was showery weather 10°C…it turn out I would rain the entire time and even light snow in during the night in upper sections.
During the night @30km I crashed & bruised my hip/quad, while running downhill. It frustrated me, because it was a not very technical section and it was purely my fault not paying more attention..my mind driftet away. Bodycheck and I realized I should be able to continued to run but @70km only walking was possible. At the next checkpoint had to make the decision to take the safe route towards the finish line of the K85 (80km) finishline.
No regrets…gave it all and that was the best I could do in this situation.. Even if the mission wasn´t accomplished it doesn´t feel like an DNF, I´m still okay and happy with the outcome. I´ll be back
Thanks to all the Volunteers, supporters and fellow trailrunners who suffered thru it.