In the first day, a nearly 12k race in a sandy terrain, I made my best result ever as an elite. I was 3rd. I started slowly (shown in the graph by the green trace, me), once the last time I have read a map was in Estonia, almost 2 months earlier. The map was not too technical with some easy options. I ran easily, but I could have saved much more time in the long legs. My options were almost all by paths (showing some lack of self-confidence) and some of them almost ridiculous. In the other hand, if I didn't made it by paths, maybe I would even have lost more time re-localizing myself.
That night, I felt some pain in my tibio-tarsic joint. I had made a little sprain and I didn't even noticed while running. That night I found two major blisters in my left foot, made by my new and short Integrator shoes.
In the second day, I tried everything: running with my integrators, running with athletic shoes, all kind of ankle supports to reduce the pain. In the warmp up, some pain disapeared and I was able to run. Unfortunately that was not enought and I wasn't able to keep my 3rd place. I did only some small mistakes, but the running was my cross.
Now, monday, I wasn't able to train. Tomorrow I will try again. I have started my optative disciplines at faculty. This week I will have 5 hours of nutrition every morning and some whole afternoons with Sexology. I hope I will be able to run well again soon.