so spent the weekend doing the Marathon in 24 hours this weekend. While it pales in comparison to the things that jewbacca does it is certainly a difficult type of event and a LOT harder than I imagined. The biggest issue is that your muscles warm up and then cool down every hour, and instead of keeping moving, you run for 8 minutes and then hang around for 50 minutes. as a result this is the stiffest my legs have ever been - even worse than comrades.
we basically did 3.2 miles to start a 5am, and then did a mile every hour on the hour till 4am.
We threw in some 26.2 themed challenges along the way, like 26.2 one bounce touches, 26.2 pushups and 26.2 pullups. also threw in a fry up and a braai in the middle of it (quite interesting lighting a fire and cooking and then eating with a run in the middle). All went ok until about 11pm when we needed to put on the headlamps and the hours of 11pm to 4am were painful. We basically did our run...got drenched in sweat in 8 minutes because of the humidity and then went and lay down boiling hot for 30 minutes got 10 minutes sleep and rinsed and repeated!
All in all a good challenge...next one...a mile in each of the 32 counties of Ireland in 32 hours....but we will need a designated driver for that!...maybe next summer..once we have forgotten about the hurt for this one!