Great qualifier Lars - is that the Comrades 90th anniversary watch? I couldn't resist it either, despite the lack of info, thought it looked really cool, just had to have it. What's the best bit of Marine Corps gear you've acquired?
B7 and F2D; even more pleased with my 310 purchase knowing you have the same tech...it was an easy choice at it's current price despite the very latest tech, but big bucks, Fenix2 and Ambit2 cooing to me across the screen.
Was looking forward to searching for ultra-goggles Dannirr; somewhat disappointed they don't exist. I too shall scan the tube-box for the keynote cap; want to try something similar; have never run in one before.
Good to see you're in F2D; I signed up at 1am on the day entries opened fearful that I would miss the cut...apparently this one has a longer grace period prior to all the seats filling than some other events?
I have been over-analysing GPS watches this weekend, using Comrades as the excuse to purchase; the 310XT won. I hope they have satellites in SA! Not used a gyzmo like this before; briefly tried an iPhone several years ago but it was grossly inaccurate so have stuck to simple watches with memories and hitting the split button whenever I was paying sufficient attention to clock mile/km markers. Looking forward to training with my new (well I suppose it is actually quite old tech - originally released in 2009) companion.
That's a long slog home, but great grit to complete it with a qualifying result, especially without oxygen cylinders.
Your profile picture has you wearing some mighty fine head gear...do you have any recommendations for Comrades?
I have a buff which is OKish; got it after sunburning my scalp through having wet hair during a mega hot marathon; kept chucking water over myself to stay cool and didn't realise it let the rays through to my head. Since then I have just wet my face to cool off and not worn any head gear but you can end up going temporarily blind if you wash a heap of salt that has aggregated on your brow into your eyes - despite the buff being a fiery red design I can't help feeling bit daft wearing it.
Hot dog, jumping frog...Dannirr...you were a mile above sea level! Well done on the qualifier! Do you live at that altitude? Duke looks a little flatter than Mt Lemmon? You are getting in some great training.
Chester treating everyone really well yesterday! McHilly; astounding improvement! Well done. SW3; sub 3 "as a training run"? You must have wings on your ankles!
I discovered the CC pen; be one of the first 1,000 qualifiers to collect over 5,000 ZAR for the Amabeadibeadi charities and you get to start just behind the C pen! That's less than 300 GBP which I've never failed to break (I always collect for charity if running marathon distance) so seriously thinking of it as a way to propel myself forward from the H penitentiary. Only quirkiness given that my donators will be UK based is you appear to cough up in ZARs via the Comrades site.