Well I guess that's one benefit of being undatable. I never have to worry about waking up with a cracker stuck in my ear!
Jimbob - yes as i found out last week, a tumble is easy to take and the danger is always around. I've had no ill effects from mine, just a slightly stiff ankle for a few hours the next morning.
Charlie4 - yay to all the southern hemisphere forumites!! Unfortunately, my father plus an array of half brothers/sisters live in and around Perth but just don't have the time to be making it over in that direction. This trip is all about connecting with TinkerBEL's family. So we are off up to Brisbane this morning so I hope to be able to get out in warmer temperatures. Melbourne has been a bit chilly (for the wardrobe I've brought along).
I now have to fly right out of Paris on Monday morning after the mara to Qatar, which could be problematic given what I am probably going to attempt to do the day before. I need my head looking at.
Hello from Melbourne, Australia. Grey, pissing down with rain all day. I feel like I have been flying for 24h and landed in the same place I took off from except the buildings are different and they don't speak much French or Dutch here!
I am trying really hard to ignore everyone's posts that talk about actual running - simply because I have not really done any of it and would like to think I ca get at least half way round Paris without falling to pieces. So sorry if I don't comment or remark on your training/ injuries, but well done the lot of you, you are making me petrified.
Gunner Runner - I have Coeliacs - you can come to Pasta Papas the evening before and I bring along my own GF pasta which they cook for me and keep apart from everything else and I've not had any problems the last few years there. I'll be happy to share my bag of pasta with her! So if you want to join in, send me a Private Message on the forum and I'll add you to the list.
15West - all European countries have strict air quality obligations to meet and in cities where diesel cars make a large proportion of vehicles, this is particularly problematic. Just one day of lower pressure weather and the wind blows the pollution away to 'safe levels'. In Belgium we have speed limits of 90kmh on the motorways but no restrictions on traffic into the city centre. It's no biggie (in a small context - the larger context is that we are all energy addicted and polluting ourselves to oblivion, but this won't be fixed before Paris Mara!).
I was going to say, The Rogues Gallery is complete now we have Coops in there. But that wouldn't be true would it. Send me your pics to running richard at gmail dot com, how many maras you've done and what target time you are aiming for.