Anyone shed any light on the run distance. Last year the run course was short. 23.7 miles from memory. After a disastrous Outlaw, looking for another IM distance race to find closure, but if the runs short, IMO it doesn't count. Website says 26.2 but any inside info??
For big endurance races, you have built it up in head as it approaches as a major event. Que stress, worry etc. everything to get the emotions going. Then race day happens. Win, lose or draw, afterwards you are physically and mentally drained. In the days after, you feel empty, your focus has been and gone. Nearly always feel down after a big event. Weirdly though, after last years Outlaw (my first IM distance), I was buzzing for weeks afterwards. At the finish of a marathon or such like, i never get the 'never again' feeling. Always want to come back and do better. At the Outlaw, after finishing, i ended up spending 90 mins in the med tent with heat stroke/exhaustion etc and said never again and i meant it. Am i back for more this year, of course i am!!!
I did the Outlaw last year and loved it. Big enough event to give it a great atmosphere, but small enough for the support to be personal. Lived up to all of my expectations. If IM UK is in a different league, i'd love to know how, why etc. Outlaw was just so good, just had to go back again this year.