“If you start to feel good during an ultra, don’t worry, you will get over it.” - Gene Thibeault
In less than 24 hours the 2012 Comrades (Ultra) Marathon will commence and my second attempt in 2 years will be underway. Those novice runners who complete two Comrades Marathons in two sequential years get the opportunity to earn the special back-to-back medal. This will be my one and only shot for this medal and my first attempt at a bronze medal to go with it (last years finish earned me a brass Vic Chapman medal).
The final preparations are underway. Yesterday I spent hours laying out my “uniform”, attaching bibs, arranging gu gels, putting everything in place so I don’t forget it at 1am in the morning when the alarm goes off.
What do final race day preparations include for a race of this magnitude?