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Wardi - I probably do the same thinking about this - I'll have a bottle of sports drink with me on the way to the start, but that is for drinking during the earlier part of the run, these days it gets me to half way at least, so I am saving that and not drinking from the point I leave my hotel for the journey to the start etc. I find having my own drink completely avoids any congestion at the early feeding stations, plus you know what you are drinking. I only take water off the support points from then on along with my own sweets to keep the carbs a flowing.
Also the queues can be ridiculously long for the loos but I find most people jump to it and go to the start areas when called and the queues evaporate - I'm usually in a 5 hour start bin, and I know there is absolutely no rush to get on the starting grid, on red start you are going to be there for 20 minutes at least, probably double that before you cross the line, so that's my opportunity to "go" and then saunter up to the back of the 5 hour queue that will still be waiting to get out of the grass and onto the road irrespective of how long I've spent spending a penny.
Portlanders, its also handy to have a few tissues up your sleeve in case your tummy takes a turn for the worse in the excitement, nothing worse than not being able to clean up properly!
I'm sure this is a classic case of Dissociative Identity Disorder and everything is perfectly fine.
I seem to recall Charles Bronson fixed Emmet some time ago too.
Hi Wardi, I was at Barca as well. Never done it before, but a great race. I ran with my mate and was targeting 3:10 - we were on pace until about 20 miles and then the heat got me. When we came out of the second out & back section onto the beachfront there was a tiny incline which I slowed down for and never really speeded back up. My mate slowly disappeared from view and I finished in 3:14 but the last 6 miles wasn't much fun.
Would definitely recommend Barcelona marathon to anyone , and I'll be back there for sure. Went to the Nou Camp for the game the night before, which was a real bonus.
I'll join you in London too (once I've got Manchester out of the way).