I kept an Instagram diary through the race which gives an unedited flavour of how the race felt. Definitely not conducive to getting an early night, but the support I got from friends and connection to the outside world really spurred me on. And it helped me process and remember all the amazing experiences and moments that my tired little brain was struggling to keep track of.
For another view of how the race felt, from the perspective of many different riders, then check out the brilliant Lost Dot Podcast.
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