That was one of the hardest race I've ever run. 35km with 2850m of ascent. And me such an under trained, unfit lard arse. I very nearly called it quits after the descent from penultimate penultimate ascent. The head said I'm too knackered to continue, there being a lower altitude way back from where I was but the heart said sod that. Man the hell up.
I'm glad I completed but by god I suffered. 100th place. A late afternoon nap awaits - especially since I got almost no sleep last night with some bloke in the dorm snoring for Britain.