The new week started in equally spectacular fashion today, Monday. It didn't take much to lure me back to the "res" for the week's pilgrimage. I had popped into the shop for a while before the run and was quite alarmed to be told by the first customer that he had spent 5 days in intensive care on completing the London marathon. He said his condition was due to a virus but I couldn't help thinking that at over 17 stone and 6 foot 6" his stature might have been a contributing factor. I said that perhaps he was best built for shorter distances like 5k/ 10K, more suited to his "power".
He said, "That's a thought. You could be right. No one's ever said that to me before." !!!
He never heard that the "ideal" marathon runner weighs 2 lbs to every inch of height. I always say, "it's not a pretty sight but it moves fast! (Given the training, of course!)