A box of magnificent Icebreaker arrived via courier. The merino clothing is fine grained, smells natural and is brilliant in the heat or cold. Whilst they are indeed my leading brand supporter for the run, I’d advocate the stuff regardless- its simply the best active clothing on the planet. In other news, I (we) leave or Canberra in a week. Won’t lie, excited about it. The 700 clicks is still a daunt, but the lack of any more round the block, up the same hills training has got me grinning again. On board as film producer is Brett Campbell of Melbourne- a wonderfully can-do editor/cameraman/producer whilst Charlie Showers, my good friend and brother-in-law will manage the mountain shoot/support. Off the wine/champagne for a few weeks, drinking only high-cal, boutique tasting beers instead. Not sure if legs are/will enjoy the taper period- as in the habit of actually turning them over. But the head and body certainly will.