Posted: 16/08/2014 at 08:11
Hola from Extremadura, the part of Spain that the conquistadors came from. Cold in the winter, hot and dry in the summer - accoding to the signs, it was still about 29 degrees at 11.00 last night. Stayed last night just south of Trujillo (home of Pizarro) after a few days a bit further north in the hills in Castilla y Leon.
Fortunately the temperature isn't too bad first thing so I've managed to get out for a run most mornings, including a couple with younger Lorenzito and one with Mrs L. Some very strange looks from people as I suspect cycling is more popular than running around here. Nothing spectacular in terms of mileage: 5 or 6 mile steady runs but it's nice to get back into the swing of things and try and work off the food from the day before!!
Poacher - hope you're feeling OK; sounds unpleasant. In answer to your question, I'm 99% there. I've had a verbal yes (well, a "go on then") so just need to sort out logistics. Will look back on your recommendations and make a booking. I presume that there won't be a problem actually getting a place in the race when enitrites open.
Minni, MsE - how are your Comrades plans coming along?
Gul - good to heat that you've made it back safely. Which part of France did you go to?
GM - good racing. Ditto Lit - cracking farewell performance.