I bet my silence on the subject may have caused you to think I have dropped out...
...but NOPE, I am still planning on running my 1st RELAY and 1st ULTRA in less than a week, at the Ragnar Wasatch Back.
I hope my teammates aren't reading this (sorry, in advance, guys -- seems like we already have a lot working against us). But life's kinda been rough lately. I've tried to get out there as much as I can.. but.. I've never been so UNprepared for a race -- maybe that's because I am usually really strict with my training schedule. I've kind of been winging it this time around.
We'll see how that goes...but there's...
Good news. My relay legs are hard, but not as hard as I was expecting them to be.
Bad news. They are still really hard.
Good news. I've run longer distances, than any of my legs, on back to back days. And in the past week.
Bad news. I've never done a 3:00 am run. Midnight... yes... 3:00 am... no.
Good news. A 3:00 am run will be really chilly. Perfect for a heated, uphill run.
Bad news. My quad is still giving me problems (oh, yeah, my quad has been injured since the SLC marathon disaster). It got better. Then got really bad. Then better. Then worse. Then completely better. Or so I thought. And now it's just uncomfortable. I can work with that.
Good news. I am determined to do this. And have fun with it! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity...
Bad news. I am kinda nervous about running in the dark, in the mountains, alone... If I go missing... just saying.
So here are my relay legs (for those interested parties). I am runner 6....