I've got my race plan all set out having spoken to coach Norman earlier this week. He won't be there at the weekend, but thankfully I'll have my most devoted fan there with me - none other than my fantastic partner Andy who is so supportive and patient when I decide to do these long races. He never complains, and takes all the abuse from me when I start to get tired, but he's always there at the end to either congratulate or console me. I couldn't do it without him - so thank you Andy!
I finish work tomorrow lunchtime and then the preparation can start - labelling bottles, mixing drinks, planning out my nutrition for the race, making sure I have vaseline and plasters for the inevitable blisters, supply of pain killers, and then the most important thing - proudly getting my England kit out of the wardrobe and making sure it's all washed and ironed ready to wear for Sunday.
I really am looking forward to the run and just hope that all the hard work over the past few months pays off and I get the result I want.