Sunday, September 09, 2007
Out German the Germans
We had quite an introduction to the Deutschlandlauf participants today- everyone in their undies.
As we set up camp in the first gym of many, initial data was collected from the runners that will be compared throughout the stages of the race. In the middle of the gym men and women stripped down to their skibbies and stood in line waiting to be poked, prodded, weighed and measured. A collection of cups filled with urine accumulated on the bench, awaiting later testing. It was quite a sight and welcome to this phenomena of ultra running.
We just finished a kick-off meeting being introduced without a clue of what they were saying, I hope it wasn't anything too important. I think I will eventually pick up on this language.
With the first day under my belt, I look forward to what is to come...