JFK 50 Mile, Maryland, USA
And then my luggage hadn’t made it to NY with me, it was still in Melbourne, so at 5.30pm the evening before the race I was still buying shoes and clothes to run in. I was lucky to be able to find the same model of shoe that I usually wear (there's globalisation for you), and I got a light jacket, tights for the cold and the same shorts I usually wear. I had been wearing a a T shirt for the past two days so I thought I could run in it too.
I couldn't sleep on Friday night; I tried but I felt wide awake, and what amazed me was that when I got up on Saturday morning at 5am I felt completely normal. Must have been the jet lag, because on top of this I had woken up for the day at 3am on Friday. (So by the time I fell asleep around 10pm on Saturday night I had been awake for a very long time.)