Yes, folks, it's very sad but unfortunately very true: although registered for the half, both Aloysius and I will be unable to do the race this year due to injury (first time in three years we've missed!). With my knee swollen to the size of a Martian moon and still waiting on the results from x-rays and an MRI, I won't be doing much more than hobbling around for a while, popping Ibuprofen (the word "cartilage" has been bandied about, but who knows at this point). Poor Al - he got the ricochet! We want to wish everyone participating tomorrow the very best of times - fleet feet, injury-free and PR all the way! We'll be with you in spirit every step of the way; us and our bags of frozen peas. And, if you hit a slump, think of Al flashing you a Vlabgrot and stick with it!
WE'LL BE BACK!!!!
See the rest of Al's story here: : Actual Martian to Compete as Terran , Training for the 2013 Martian Marathon, Learning the Ways of the Terrans, Taper Time for the Martian Marathon , The Continuing Saga of Aloysius Eon , A Martian's Many Moods, Martian Shoe Endorsements, And then there are Martian Trail Shoes , So what do YOU do at Taper Time? , The Martian Transformation and A Martian Dreams of Carb-Loading