Tuesday, September 25, 2007
If the town name ends in -berg...
...you can rely on a nice bracing climb to end the day. We're now in Feldberg, which is true to its suffix, but with only one day left, no-one's complaining. Today was easily the most beautiful stage - 'Sound of Music' gorgeous. An early threat of rain never materialized, and so the day was cool & perfect for running. My mojo returned as my feet were almost pain-free for the first time in 2 weeks, and I finished ahead of some of the better runners. Definitely a 'feel good' day.
Diana had a great first Ultra today! Only her natural modesty & respectfulness of others stopped her from crossing the finish line first. She blistered (no pun there) through 31 very hilly miles in 6 hours. She's very happy, & we're very proud of her.
So the show winds down tomorrow with the final 37-mile stage into Loerrach. I'm expecting the usual mix of emotions - elation at finishing, tempered with a tinge of sadness as things come to an end. But being able to sleep past 4am will be something to relish, at least!