Signed up this morning to alleviate the pain of a Monday morning in work. The 3 weeks beforehand include Christmas, New Year and my birthday so I can't imagine what kind of shape I'm going to wander in at, but looking forward to it all the same.
I can second Ben on the Thor Gotaas one - fascinating book. Feet in the Clouds is a lovely read, Born to Run goes without saying. Read Andy Mouncey's book on British ultras which is probably not going to win him the Nobel Prize for Literature any time soon, but is nevertheless about as honest and "real" feeling as books about running get, and distinctively British too.which is good if the Born to Run stuff feels a bit stylish and American for you.
As I'd expect really. The question for nearer the time will be whether I bother stashing some road shoes in my pack and swapping them over for the second half. Not sure how my legs would cope in something like an inov8 on hard surfaces for that long!