Guys - spend as much time in the sauna or other heat as you can in the next fortnight. Just did Riga (up to mid-high-20s) and it was NASTY - deathmarch pack at the back mainly Finns and Poles and the odd Brit. My envy of you lot vanished at around the 38km mark...
Whoa, that was nasty. None of the promised rain, temps in the middle-20s. Felt a bit sick and tired. Scraped in under five hours. Then threw up. It says it all that I just wished I had thrown up earlier! By gum, that medal was earned today. OH did 2:12 - over ten mins slower than his HM PB earlier this spring - gives you an idea. LOL it was this ghastly death march at the back, mostly Finns, Poles, er, me, all of us perhaps not 100% used to that much sunshine and warmth. It is, nonetheless, a season's best, and the dodgy foot held up, and I have now seen quite a bit of Riga!
I have had a shower and am now tucked up under a duvet, but mysteriously I still suffer from Stinky Runner Reek, so I might have to have another one! Then we can go on a canal tour (hint:mostly SITTING DOWN).
Gonna be warm and rainy tomorrow! Que sera...(goes off to put Vaseline pot next to Garmin). The hotel is hosting several groups of East African elites, including a few Ugandans - has Mr. Kiprotich started a trend, or was it all bubbling under anyway?