Morning all, last 15 miler done. It actually turned into 14.25 but I don't care...legs were very heavy and stiff for some reason, weather was crap, but it's done! Now time for a quieter week and then a VERY quiet week.
I think I was lucky with my medical certificate from reading some of your stories! Convocation has my name on it too so that's good! Must start my packing list.
I'm possibly going to Sweatshop this weekend in a bit of emergency mode to look at perhaps a 4 small bottle belt instead of my current 1 big bottle belt - as long as there's one that also has a reasonable pocket I may get it. Just be nice to have something that fit a bit more at hip level than my current one - however am also aware the current one has seen me through years of runs and is a safe bet if a bit uncomfortable...panic panic panic as someone else said
Ha ha, you are all in good form today, yes, it is pretty bonkers to meet a bunch of strangers in an effort to distract ourselves from the actual race worrying! I think my husband will be quite pleased for me to have other people to keep going around the same topics with rather than just saying them to him over and over...will also be nice to have some others to talk to in the pen.
Annoyingly there is major train disruption in our area around Easter so I have also added to the worry list the distinct lack of trains there now seem to be to get to London on time for Eurostar!
Have also started thinking about race outfit - suppose I will bring a couple of options depending on weather. Weather looking rubbish this weekend which isn't helping my current apathy to do 15 miles!
Heidi Barr - I loved the Reykjavik half - there is also a full marathon option. You're right, it's an expensive time of year to go but is also a relatively speaking good time for the weather. It was probably about 8 degrees and cloudy last year which suited me perfectly! It's also on a Saturday as many Nordic races are, and part of a bigger cultural festival that happens over the weekend. Happy to answer any questions if you want to DM me.
Benign Murmurring - I only did a canal run once and thought never again, I thought it would be a great place to run but spent the whole time tripping over roots and rocks and avoiding cyclists! So you have my admiration if you actually did a 20 miler there.
Thanks all for your comments, indeed I am already trying to think what my next challenge will be, no more marathons until at least autumn training time if not winter, but have been plotting about finding some new races to do, maybe doing some marshalling, definitely going to do more purposeful runs even when not training. I do need a focus to keep going! However I'm sure that at least the week after Paris will feel very luxurious with extra days off, a spa trip and revelling in glory at work.