Greetings from Dublin. Just back from my favourite Dublin training run around the leafy streets past all the foreign embassies, dry and a little breezy but not cold. Hotel is lovely and is offering special facilities for marathon runners, including an ice bath which you can preorder and it will be waiting for you when you return after the race. Also you can order a recovery pack of choc milk, pesto chicken salad bagel, banana and water, I'll skip that too as we always go straight to Kennedy's bar from the finish line and order Guinness and chips. Off to the Expo today to collect my race pack, that will take a while as there'll be a lot of catching up with friends too. Then a spot of shopping.
Lee - sorry, after I'd posted that about Chester, I thought maybe you had been back on the thread, but didn't have time to go back and check.
KK - here in Newton Abbot we only have 2 subways and one of those is for the school children to cross to a school, other at the big roundabout..well big for round here
Good luck at Snowdonia, I've always enjoyed that race despite the variable weather conditions, but won't do it again as the extra off road bit is not very nice (I've been told), I didn't mind the other bit of off road. That downhill to the finish is just a tad too steep for comfort sometimes.
mowzer - long drive for you to Llanberis, but it's a beautiful area . I don't think you can ever be overdressed for Snowdonia, you'll need it on that last hill. Hope the achilles is OK. It's not that tough a course, what makes it tough is the weather and that the worse hill starts at about 21/22 miles which is not a great place in a marathon.
mamafox - glad the sandwich went down well
SK - LOL at the Monster Munch, but they are so powerful taste wise they would certainly satisfy any salt cravings.
Lily - have a great time in Chester, looks a lovely place - only judging by when we ran through in the marathon.
Up early, no run today as packing for Dublin. Going straight to the airport after work.
Emmy - the construction works are quite impressive, nice to have something different to see every time I run that way.
Lee - good to have you back on here. Sorry to hear that the achilles is still not right, hope the physio can help you back to fitness, so frustrating.
We had a great time at Chester and can highly recommend it for organisation, course and potential PB race too. Doubt you've had a chance to read back but Iain did a massive PB and finished in 2:58.
Big G - I ran out to Kerswell on the main road today and home on the back road, and on the back road just before the CLS Laundry there's a whole stretch where the right hand hedge has disappeared and the ground bulldozed, only 2 days since I last did the route and the hedge was there then so they are working really fast.
6 miles, that's great news.
Good idea to visit your potential office in Torquay and see if it will suit you.