Friday, March 22, 2013

50 miles here I come!

Well, the training's gone well. I feel pretty confident in my nutrition although I will need some additional real food calories that I will experiment with the aid stations for, but the bulk of my calories are set. I have a bag full of most of the tech clothes I own I'm working on choosing an outfit from now. The weather has turned on us dropping to 23-35 and windy tomorrow. Snowed a blizzard today. No snow on the trails though.
Sometimes racing feels normal, mundane, and sometimes that's ok, but I remember the excitement and hype leading up to my Ironman for instance and I miss that. Feeling a bit of it now though sitting in a hotel (we usually camp or drive morning of) prepping stuff and emailing my pacer. I have a pacer! An awesome lady named Jen coming out to run miles 33-50 with me.
My goals. Of course finish but I'd like to be between 8-9 hours, for sure under 10. It's hard to estimate though with such a long race on varied terrain that I've never done. I'd love to be top 5 in the women too. We shall see. My first 50 miles awaits me in 8 hours. Nighty night!


Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

I'm feeling all jittery FOR you! Can't wait to hear how this goes!

Stan said...

Best of luck! Looking forward to your race report.