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HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Actually - that could a smidge chilly. Oh, alright - bottoms too
Quick question - will I be ok bringing my gels on the plane in my handluggage? (Not paid for hold). I've put them in my clear bag of mini toiletries but am now paranoid about the security people taking them away and having to try to find replacements in Rome on Saturday! Also, will they take my tupperware of porridge oats off me?
Am packing and suddenly got worried!
Flying crack of dawn in the morning - excited now!
So..... After all of the comings and goings, everything stays the same. All good.
Unfortunately on a personal front, I am in football speak, 'extremely doubtful and face a late fitness test'.
The achilles injury that I picked up last Thursday hasn't really improved and I don't thimk it will.
I fly at at 6.15 in the morning and am going straight to Expo.
I am going to have a run on Saturday morning and make a decision then. Obviously my Saturday will be very different if I do or don't run.
If I don't get the chance to say it before the day, Have a great day all and enjoy this fantastic city.
I hope to tell you all how slow I was on Sunday afternoon.
took nurofen and all seems well so looking good...beautiful place Milan but we had a couple of close escapes with the lowlife scum...shame for the city to target tourists, scare away the tourists and we won't be back you know!
I'm staying close to Coloseum and have no idea where the expo is, can anyone post directions?
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took nurofen and all seems well so looking good...beautiful place Milan but we had a couple of close escapes with the lowlife scum...shame for the city to target tourists, scare away the tourists and we won't be back you know! I'm staying close to Coloseum and have no idea where the expo is, can anyone post directions?
By train from Termini or Tiburtina Station take the Metro B direction Laurentina and get off at
So excited now. My flight is early tomorrow morning and I can't wait.
Come Monday, we'll all be comparing notes on what a great time we all had.
Ad2502, I really hope it all goes well for you. It would be such a shame to not be able to run.
There would be no better time than now to pray for some divine intervention!!!
thanks for that ad2502, remember you can run really slow and keep low so as not to aggrevate an injury, always best to start and see how far you get imho. I've not ran at all since last Friday's 18 miler, but the aches in my legs from all the walking I've done must equal about 50 running for the week!
At the finish there's only one way out which is in Via Cavour and all friends/relatives wait around there usually. Basically after the finish line you get your medal, your chip is taken off, you get a silver cape, then a plastic bag with a bottle of water /apple etc then the Via Cavour exit is on your right. The luggage lorries are usually straight ahead. A good place to see someone straightaway is "Altare della Patria" which is not far from the start but you get a better view.
I'm very worried now, the Pope distracted me from remembering that I haven't trained. My Mum died suddenly 3 months ago so I didn't run at all for a few weeks then I've only done 1 x 18miler. I'll be happy to get round in one piece.
Kirsty - you're ok with gels, it's max 100ml x item and total of 1000mls. If you forget them, you'll have no problem buying them at the expo
made it to rome...good luck all! is anyone excited?
Lardy - half of them aren't even Italian! Unfortunately gels are dear here, I order mine from the UK online and even with delivery costs they still work out cheaper than getting them in Italy! Have you been to St. Peter's Square?
not good news kareng,
expo tomorrow, heading out to see some night sights...
Karen what a shame, hope you get better asap
seriously worried about going out and about in Rome after Milan to be honest. Milan is the first city I've ever not felt safe in, and it looks like Rome could be the same. Milan they follow you and push against you with hand out as if offering to shake hands, they won't leave you alone and grabbed my daughter's and wife's wrist and put a piece of coloured string saying it's for luck from Africa then they wouldn't leave until they handed over 2E...two girls followed us onto a underground train, one heavily pregnant (NOT) tried to grab my wife's hand bag, then she put a large pump bag to block view, I spotted her and shouted, my wife felt it and moved away, then the girls jumped off just as the doors closed empty handed...they attempt to sell you a book or a flower and smile and simply will not leave you alone until you shout for Police, they eyeball and follow you, we went for a lift and a man followed us, that's just a few examples... it's such a shame for a beautiful city. Keep your eyes peeled people! It's dangerous out there.
of course, it's our fault! we must look like tourists! think we stick out like sore thumbs, I've got my wife and daughter who's 23, really is like we attract them like flys. and they are talking about sitting in the hotel tomorrow. we'll see how today goes.
good to see you back ami. think my longest run was just short of 3 hours.
did touristy stuff today and all seemed fine, it was Milan I was on about, Rome does seem a lot safer.
Ami you had to pick it up at the expo which was close to a station I can't remember, probably too late now and you'd have to contact organisers.
Almost time guys...good luck all