My training has not been as good as I planned so far this year. Obviously it took longer time than expected to recover from the 6 hours race I did in January. However, during the last weeks I have felt that speed and strenght has returned so I have been able to do some serious long runs at good pace. Will do my last long run (35 km/22 miles) next weekend and then it is tapering. How is your, and everybody elses, training going?
My dad watched me running last year and was able to see me four times by walking just a few kilometers. He watched at kilometer 1, 23, 37 and at the finish. If you look at the course map you can see that these distance markings are very close. Make sure your better half is on the "inside" of the route if you understand how I mean. However, it was obviously no problem to cross the route as people with shopping bags, dogs and baby trolleys did this frequently during the race.