It was around about this time last year that I noticed the Berlin Marathon was close to opening up entry for this year's race and I decided I'd give it a go. Entry is via a ballot system and I had nothing to lose if I wasn't selected as I'd get my money back. So on 21 October 2015 I stumped up my cash and put my name on the list.
I've done it folks, I've just gone ahead and entered next year's Comrades marathon. Only 238 more training days to go.
This week has been a big fat binge recovery week in which I've eaten too much rubbish, drunk too much beer and run too little. Essentially I've been sobbing into my beer like a big baby. On the plus side, I did get out for two runs before jetting off to Amsterdam for a work meetup and I've found a relatively flat marathon at the end of October in which I can take another stab at a good time for the year.
I was poking around the graphs and other things Stravistix - great extension by the way - adds to Strava today and I noticed this section on the right of my profile page:
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