Monday, August 27, 2007

2 weeks to go...

It's getting down to the wire, and I'm still running with some physical aches & pains, but mentally I'm thrilled to have found someone to crew for me - my new "personal coach" Diana Wightman. It's so great to embark on an adventure and have someone working with you who's just as excited & enthusiastic - if not more - than you are! Between us, we have a lot of stuff to carry across the ocean; the list seems to get longer each time we talk. We meet up at Berlin Tegel airport 12 short days from now, and drive to the start in Stralsund.

My enforced taper continues as I head to the start line. My necessarily conservative first couple of stages might work to my advantage later in the race as those who are better prepared do too much, too soon (at least that's my working hypothesis). Well, we'll see.


An Aussie running across France said...

Russell, good to see another English speaking runner for Germany, whilst i did German for my last 6 years at school (and passed well) sadly that was a long time ago and even then i had a shocking accent. Have to admit the last thing i'm thinking of is a countdown to the race. Actually i have accommodation in Stralsburg from the 6th (after 3 days in Hamburg), and i'm sure i'll be spending those 3 days thinking about anything bar the race.
See you there,

Amy said...

Russ, will Claire be updating your blog while you are gone? Or will there be some other way for your friends and loved ones to follow along on your adventure?