What I LOVE about the ultra-fraternity is the build up to races and the inherent banter that takes place up to and leading to the race, this is no different this week.
Suddenly we are all on a taper and therefore more time on our hands it seems, photographs of kit being laid out, plans of one spectator/supporter navigating his boat down the Grand Union Canal to the 120 mile point to cook bacon sandwiches. Bad advice being thrown into the air for any mug to catch it or ignore it. Tales of duct taped knees to skin peeling off feet does not quell the fun and excitement. Pictures of a kettle in a race pack (assuming I hope for the runner's support team) has made me laugh today.
Even today runners are celebrating 10 Marathons in 10 Days which has spurred me into thinking positive about the GUCR again and such my planning is up a gear and kit is being sifted. I am pleased to say that comparing it to last year it is almost exactly the same to a point of ridiculous apart from a different coloured shirt.
I have been unwell over the past few days but hopefully a short run on Tuesday evening with the club will draw a line under the training ready for some more banter in the coming days