Ahhh, the Irish weather is so consistent :)
Tomorrow it's into another cigar tube for some more altitude training en route to Dublin!
The toes are ready. I'm celebrating my Irish ancestry and channelling leprechauns. If I had three wishes, one of them would be to know which shoes - the Roclites or x-Talons - will be the better choice. Rocks, bog, streams, gravel, trail, grass. They've promised it all.
The IAU issued a press release today saying there will be more than 120 athletes representing 20 countries at the event. And the male and female winners from Serre Chevalier, France in 2009 will be there to defend their titles. Friday afternoon we have the technical meeting and Friday night they're providing a pasta dinner. The race starts 7 AM local time Saturday.
Most of the Canadian team is staying here. Athletes are spread throughout the Connemara region, which is comprised of little villages.
The IAU hopes to have live updates linked from their website. And there is a twitter feed @iaunews (no, I won't be tweeting - I could try to write my first FB post though).
But I don't expect you all to be sitting on your bottoms looking at this stuff all weekend - enjoy your own awesome runs! See if you can find yourself a "Category 1" :)