My training as such didnt happen due a groin strain, which has been ongoing for around 4 - 5 months now, although Earlier in the year I did manage acouple of 16 milers, and have done about 20 Munro's this year. My background, I believe is how I manage to do what I do. Having done many non stoppers of up tp 90 miles non stop in around 30 hours, I wasnt worried about not being able to cope with the daily mileage, just wondered if I could cope with the 30lbs on my back as well. As for the weather, it was simply a case of head down, keep going. Guys that know me, those that do the Munro's etc with me and run the fells with me, describe me as 'unusual' as I normally keep up with them although many of them are the same age as my son. I take their remark as a complement, however I dont think they realise that in order to keep up with them, I have to work harder than they do. My mental strengh often outdoes my physical strengh and I think therin lies a huge advantage. My biggest difficulty these days is finding times when the mental and physical strengh are in tune with each other. I did the PW in 9 walking days, because thats all I had available, I admire those that finish the route, full stop, if it takes them 3 weeks, then it takes them 3 weeks, it doesnt matter so long as they enjoy it and get out of it what had hoped for.