three whistles

two whistles

one whistle

and a bell.


on and on and on they go.

groundhog hour is every hour

and they dont want anything different to happen.

because nothing can happen in the first couple of days

unless it is something bad.


so you manage your effort on the run

you manage your food and drink

you manage your feet

there is a constant monitoring of everything…


because you dont want anything different to happen.


and now as we move on into the night

they are lying down every possible minute.

because in the backyard sleep is measured in minutes.

and every minute counts.

worse still, at bigs

the day loop is slow

which means those precious minutes come dear.

so the next 10 laps are huge.

if the runner cannot get in some naps before dawn

tomorrow will be a very long day.