Tuesday, April 10, 2007
"The Final Week"
It all started with an idea to run 50 miles...
A plan from runner's world magazine I used as a guide...
A belief I could finish the race.
So the time has come..
Week 16 of 16 is upon me in my training plan.. Seemed like a long way to get to this point from where I started. But here I finally am..
Nervous? Maybe so!!
Some little injuries? Hopefully icing will fix right up..
Confident? Hell Yeah!!
Start time: 6:00am Saturday April 14, rain or shine baby, I'm towing the line..
Race plan: start slowly, stay upright the rest of the way, and try to "Run like Hell" when I see the finish line.
Race goal: To become an Ultra-Runner!!! end of story!!!
So like the 12 days of Christmas, I devised my own 12 days or really 12 hour wintry song. Since it is still winter in some parts of the US.
So sing along if you can..
OH, for the 12 hours of running, I plan to bring with thee:
Twelve pieces of clothing
Eleven Accel gels
Ten packets of cliff Blok
Nine salt tablets
Eight packets of Vaseline
Seven Elmo Bandages
Six pairs of black socks
Five curse words (okay more than that while I'm out there)
Four water bottles
Two pairs of trail shoes
One baa-ad "No Fear" attitude...Fa, La, La, La, La
So thanks fellow bloggers, for being my virtual support crew, I will think of you all out there, and I will try to take alot of pics, and will shoot off a signal flair when I'm done.
Because McNaughton Trail Ultra here I come..
And yes, this is only the beginning, not the end of my UltraRunning journey..