Feeling ready to go after our coach Szymon rang me up to give me a final 1:1 pep talk before the race. He was in the car with his lovely family in Poland and they were all wishing me luck and cheering me on (well, the baby was crying for a cookie, but I'll take any noise as encouragement at this point).
His final words of advice? Don't go too hard in the first couple of days - it will come back to bite you later. Eat and stay hydrated. And, of course, have fun and enjoy the ride.