Wow, that was the smallest, fastest, most exciting race registration I’ve participated in awhile. I’m talking about this race –
I’ve been eagerly counting down the days for the gun to go off for today’s 8:00am registration. Much like Boston of old, Stone Cat advised that their race would likely fill up within the day. Er, uhm, maybe more like 2 hours???
My rock star Scott has offered to help me train for my first ultra and most importantly has offered to run alongside me on race day! As I’ve talked about in previous posts, I would get lost – very lost – without him, and it would be dramatic (and traumatic). Scott and I have so much fun when we run together and I suspect that this will be no different. It’ll be a long day and obviously a challenging day, but I’m anticipating a successful and rewarding day as well.
I’m not worried about time, except for the fact that I’ll have to reach a certain point on the course by a certain time in order to continue for the full course mileage. That’s my only concern. I’ll have 12 hours, 30 minutes to complete 50 miles. Wow, I don’t even think I’ve ever slept that long before, let alone run.
I’ve already started a training calendar for Stone Cat to include a handful of races (road and trail) and another marathon. I’m excited to see how this training plays out, as it’s so much different than typical marathon training. Scott bought me a little piece of equipment I’ll need on race day –
This should hold all my necessities on race day; extra shoes, socks, body glide, food, my will…..KIDDING!!!!