Well, here we are, only two weeks out from another ultra marathon event. Bring it on, I am really feeling quite ready for this one ... unlike the North Face 100.
For the last 6 weeks, I have run no less than 100k per week, and it has been huge. It really is a big ask to pull that off for so long - and the body is feeling it - I am suffering with some overuse issues like tendinitis in my right Achilles tendon.
The knees are holding up well, though, which is great (lucky probably). Really, though, most of my running has been on treadmills (which is good or bad - depending on your preference - it is winter, and cold outside - yes, I am soft, and my work is still taking me to the Kimberleys, where there are snakes - big ones out after dark. Mind you, apparently, they are asleep at this time of the year - but who is taking chances - yes, soft again - do I look like Bear Grylls).
As I am working away for the next two weeks, I have to take all the stuff that I need for the Kokoda Challenge. It is going to be tough, with at lest 7 river crossings - sound interesting.
It really is going to be a special event, as it commemorates the sacrifice of the diggers on the Kokoda trail in 1942. If it was not for that battle, Australia, or the top half of it at the very least, would now be owned by Japan. Very scary thought.
After the Kokoda Challenge, I am down for an 18 hour run. Not sure if I will do that yet, or not, stay tuned.