All this bus talk, how does one know which one to take?
I qualified with a 3:39, just ran a 3:52 last week. My guess is to look for a 10 hour one. That would leave me with an hour in hand for bronze, 2 for finishing.
From that list I want Suzi Perry. Coming to that, anyone of the Gadget Show might do well. Entertainment instead of proper review. It's not a review show anyway. Not many people are stuck between a Gaillardo and a Koenigsegg and need help to decide.
I also guess we see Clarkson on either Top Gear USA or Australia soon.
I have done Las Vegas as well, but I would recommend the half. The difference between a marathon and a half are that you usually lose the day before and after the race for rest and recovery while a half you can just rap up in a 4 to 5 hour window. Also, the extra 13 miles in Vegas are not the most interesting ones. Saying that, I am happy to have done it
I would recommend Marine Corps marathon in Washington as an event. The peoples marathon where a 3:46 saw me in the top10% of all finishers. Americans are crazy for it, I just found it nice.
Davos Swiss Alpine Marathon. Done the K42 twice, liked it a few years ago, hated it last year, but liked having it done.
The rest of the ones like are already mentioned by others.
As for what I need to tick of my list, NY, Boston (will never qualify), possibly Tokyo and Chicago, just to finish the masters off. Disney sounds good, Reykjavik (possibly the half this year).
I am on the German FB group and the offered shirt there doesn't hit me, so I gave it a pass. I will run with my Serpentine shirt instead.
I have a chip because I ran Berlin a few times. I will also need it on Rotterdam and Salzburg, so it is worth it for me. German's insist much more on these chips while here everything is in the number or you get a temporary one.
I managed a fairly relaxed Rome on Sunday. Jogging through to km 37ish, started to struggle by 38 only, got to 40 and took a longish break at the feed station, probably cost me a minute or so, ran 3:52:31 with a 9 second negative split. If my energy drops wouldn't be back in London I would have gone through to the finish without any trouble, I think.
Weather was bad, rain for most of it, but at least it wasn't a downpour like we had at 6am. Start was a clusterf..., but we were relaxed about it. Without it I would probably gone 8:30s and died, it was good to b stuck. I really need to work on self control.
Legs were slightly shot on Monday (due to cobble stones?), but walked about 15k including a vatikan tour and all the steps up. Today I ran 10k and it felt OK. Wouldn't want to do much more, but will rest now until an easy run on Thursday. On Saturday I have to hammer parkrun for Jantastic, messed up last week (dfyb).