2. "Wow! The Swiss Alpine Marathon? That must have seemed like a great idea 3 months ago!" -OK, what are you trying to say here? That it's not a great idea? I think it's a fantastic idea, so zip it!
Things I do NOT want to hear in the last week before the Swiss Alpine Marathon
4. "The Swiss Alpine Marathon K42? Gee, that's a hard course! Didn't you know that? You shouldn't be running that as a marathon debutant" - Hard course? You think? Thanks for pointing that out. Maybe that's why I've been doing all these hill workouts and strength training.
3. "Maybe you should wear a t-shirt saying 'If found on ground, please drag across finish line' Hahahaha" - OK, not funny, not funny at all. And so not true. If found on ground (or tumbled down the mountain) there are helis down the course waiting to fly you to the finish line / the hospital.
1. From a Swiss Alpine Marathon K42 veteran: "Hey, don't worry; it hurts like crazy up to a certain point, and then the pain just won't get any worse" - Gee, thanks buddy, great, just what I needed to hear!
And last but not least, a friend of mine was kind enough to point out that this sign is at the start line of the Swiss Alpine Marathon K42:
Well, 'bud'', that one is a bit old, isn't it? And don't get your hopes up on your birthdaypresent this year. :)