After bruising my knee and ankle (on both legs!) in two seperate incidents in the timber yard at work I'm glad race day has finally arrived - it's always a worry in my job if I can reach race day unscathed so these little injuries can only be bettered by anything that may (or hopefully will not) happen on the day!!
Thankfully this race comes later in the day because my stupid body clock goes haywire in the summer - many times in the past few weeks I have suddenley been wide awake between 4 - 5 o' clock in the morning but today it's 3 - 4am! Forunatley I have the ability to adapt, I think it's in the long distance / marathon / Trionium phsyce!
So, my top ten of must not do pre race preparations is...
1. Injure both legs
2. Watch a full 90mins of a totally unbelievably crap England performance (again) to unsettle the nerves!
3. Drink myself into oblivion to celebrate Fabio Cappelos' bitrhday / inability to play Joe Cole & Peter Crouch
4. Sleep as little as humanly possible
5. Take up chain smoking
6. Have a full fry-up at Rykers Cafe a few hours before the race
7. Neck a few pints of whiskey
8. followed by a few more fags
9. Realise I have entered a Trionium race...
10. Wonder what the hell I'm doing...!
That said I will probably feel 'normal' when I finish the Munro!
See you later today... I'll be the one armed with the Nivea for men Revitalising Eye Roll-on (last night never happened, apparently...!)
I am planning a few marathons this year and discovered this little beauty whilst surfing around the net - I thought WOW, that looks to good to miss! So inevitatbly with my sense of adventure and love of travelling I'm in the early stages of planning a 3 night trip to Monaco to take part in this marathon.
Are there any other Brits or indeed non Brits who have entered or will enter this event? It would be nice to discuss views / opinions etc beforehand before hotel bookings / flights etc are confirmed. I will be travelling solo so my interaction with other runners is flexible if a roomshare is required for one of the hospitality packages. Alternitavley I can sort out my own travel & accomodation and meet up with you before / after the race for a drink.
With the small bit of research I've done I have these links to the marathon and accomodation info:
This is a very informative, interactive site, the home page of the marathon:
Race entry is currently 45euros - just under £40 so not bad for the price considering it's iconic start - the same start line as the Monaco Grand Prix and running in 3 countries, Monaco, Italy and France!
I hope your as inspired as I am and sign up! Hope to run in the sun and have fun with some new running buddies!