Speaking of cows.... I once landed my balloon in a large field and decided I'd wait there for the chase team to arrive. They did not, but a herd of cows and bulls did and quickly surrounded me. A few of them looked a little menacing but I thought I'd be fine as I had a rather large flamethrower should I need to defend myself (even if technically it was still mounted to the top of my gondola). Well, one bellow from a large bull and a stab at the gondola and I fired up the flames - and flew myself outa there as quick as I could!
I've has residual Comrades effect too. I am building speed up again for an Oct marathon, but my endurance is poorer than I would have expected.
Yesterday I did an interval session - the intervals were at 6:15 min/mile (which for me is just faster than 5k pace). I thought I was doing fine until I realized that the Comrade winner did that for 88km!
Z-O: Shosholoza is a traditional song sang at all sporting events in South Africa. It is part of the tradition of the Comrades start, as is the National Anthem, Chariots of Fire and the crowing of the cock.