last weeks confidence boosting run was followed by a sunday of excess, work, a visiting dad, a bit more work and before i knew it i'd slipped into my usual 'super taper'.
this weekends fun is the rab mountain marathon. after last years event i had ideas that i might enter as a solo, but last year i had a lot of big running ideas...
anyway, solo it is. i've spent the day packing and repacking my bag. it's come in at an amazing 4.7kg (without water). due mainly to jane's new tent, which she has kindly lent me for the occasion. it's brilliant having a partner with a larger disposable income! so, the 'bag being too heavy' excuse won't wash. i'm not feeling in top running condition, being only 2 weeks into my return to 'proper training'. again i'm using this as a 'long run', all be it a slightly extreme one.
despite the nerves and overriding fear of failure, i'm really looking forward to the challenge. just me, a map and the big outdoors.
........however, i might just stick with jane and vikki, if they'll let me!
* photo is me trying to convince my dad that you can fit 2 adults in the new tent-he's still a disbeliever