At 10.16 this morning i received the text i have been waiting for. The Captain of the boat and fountain of knowledge on the loch Dave Stark stated via text “Just checked and as discussed with James (Merman and world record holder) tomorrow is on starting from Balloch at 5am”
The weather isn’t perfect but its good enough to make an attempt, knowing if the moody Lady of the Loch doesn’t want us to finish tomorrow we still have a number of weeks to look her in the eye and take her on again.
The car is now packed as you can see from the images, everything bar my peanut butter sandwiches, my buttered Soreen, my High 5 protein drinks and the kitchen sink are ready to roll
So the alarm is now set for 3.50am tomorrow for an epic adventure – How do i feel? its a totally different feeling to what i experienced with the Ironman, that was the unknown, i feel i know what this will take, the physical element is going to be a challenge and psychological i feel i went into the worst place ever during my Ironman and came through stronger, if i need to deal with these demons again i know what they will be saying and feel i am stronger now to cope with them even more.
My next post will hopefully be a 24 mile report!