The sponge is for dunking in the water bins and then squeezing over yourself/wiping the sweat from your eyes. Continentals love a bit of it. Might be welcome tomorrow mind you. Just don't look at where some of them store their sponge whilst running ????
Osbornarama, the thought of running 26.2 with no water scares me to death. I sweat buckets running in the snow. I know my brain would say slow down if I didn't keep it watered.
23 degree heat is a grim prospect for marathon racing. I'm hoping for a sudden arctic blast. I too am going to give it my best shot on Sunday but part of me envies those that are just out to complete it for the fun of it.
I fly out in the morning. Expo tomorrow afternoon.
That's a nightmare Beetle after all that training. I hope you are fighting fit soon. I'm dreading the heat. I sweat buckets in the cold and hot weather ruins me. I'm praying for a rapid decrease in the temperature.
Beetle, in all my other sub 3's I have run the first half in about 1:27 - 1:28 and the second half in 1:30 so I do bank a little bit of time.
I'm aiming to go no faster than 6:30's in Berlin. Taper madness is kicking in though and as the days go by I am getting less and less confident. I am also eating for England. It's like my body knows what is coming