Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pony Express starts in three days

Looking forward to heading down to the New Forest this weekend. Two 30-mile stages hosted by the fine folks from XNRG. Claire and I will be sharing the trail with our excellent boating neighbour Tina and her sister Sandra, plus a hundred or so others. Both Tina and Claire have had some Achilles/calf niggles in recent weeks, but I seem to be blissfully uninjured. Ah, the beauty of undertraining. This will be Tina and Sandra's longest ever runs, and (as this was originally my idea!) I'm desperately hoping that it proves to be a wonderful experience for them both.

Providing I don't overextend myself on Day 1, I hope to inspire a few of our fellow runners at my speaking gig on Saturday evening. The theme will be "the good, the bad and the ugly" of stage races. I have no shortage of examples of each to draw on.

Now, where are those saddles?