Haven’t done much training since the Marathon weekend apart from a couple of bike rides and a short leg stretch which felt good, feet still a little sore so definitely need to get some more miles in the feet and leg muscles.
Saturday was the MdS Expo in London, where I was hoping all my questions would be answered. Arrived after taking a few wrong turns and signed in, took a quick look around at all the exhibitors. Many shiny objects, equipment, and gadgets, not sure any of them would get me around the MdS with any less pain but they did look nice.
The Expo was kicked off by Steve explaining what we had signed up to and how the whole experience would change our lives one way or another. There would be life before and life after. He was followed by a short presentation from the CEO of London Air Ambulance, he spoke about doing the whole thing for a Charity (tick), he also talked about the battle of the devil that will be there on your shoulder telling you every step of the way to quit, what’s the point, you’ve done your best. He said when he dropped out on day 4 he was over the moon for 15 minutes and has regretted every day for the past two years, so much so that he will be going back to silence those demons.
The first main speaker I listened to was Elisabet Barnes female winner last year. Great presentation by Professor Mike Stroud about how the body copes in extreme environment and as it turns out we are better adapted to the heat, so happy days. Did want to get a signed book but the queue was too long.