Thanks - LMH. Intend to go for a stroll up a mountain this afternoon. Still can't decide if I'm in any decent shape. Did the Richmond 10k on Sunday; felt like a good run but was only 37 mins. Oh well, it is what it is.
SL - cheers for the twitter link. No surprise that they've changed the course as it's too dangerous for the part-timers - Looks like the alternative way up to the Emosson Dam (as in picture above - it's a Tour de France stage finish this year as it happens), requires a bit more up/down/up rather than the planned up/down. Still should work out about the same distance/elevation overall.
Going out on Weds. Depending on the referendum, they might not let me back in. Perhaps I'll just head over to Lyon for a fight with the riot police if necessary and get deported.
Stu - have you checked out the longer versions. Should raise the excitement levels. Jen is doing the Cross on Saturday (23k). We'll be hiring a car if you fancy a lift to Argentiere or Le Tour to watch it come through.
Stu - our course looks like it's well under snow. Heaviest I've seen this far into summer. Won't be surprised if they change the route, although that would be a shame. There was some snow last year despite the heatwave, so this year could be quite treacherous. I have to admit, I quite like descending on my backside down snowy mountainsides. Going up is pretty hard though.
Don't forget your sunnies. The glare off the snow is blinding in the sun.