Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I've Got Gnaw Bone Fever!

I've been feeling a bit off lately and I don't believe it's the Swine Flu...I have Gnaw Bone Fever! The race takes place on May 9th over in central Indiana. I'm pumped. I ran it last year and had a good run going...until I got lost. That 2008 race report is here. This year I'm back for revenge. And a bit to my surprise, I am actually feeling "in shape." This darn "Moon Walk" competition has forced me to be more consistent in logging miles every single day. I've always lacked that consistency. Now I'm regularly running twice a day. I'm mixing in fast runs with slow jogs and treadmills with roads and trails. I only have 10 days until the race--not much time for training. If I hold my current pattern for another week, then have a couple easy days before May 9, I'll be fine on race day.

If you want to catch "Gnaw Bone Fever"...check out this race video:



Do you now have the fever? If so, sign up and join me for some hill running fun in the backwoods of Indiana. Just make sure you follow the correct colored ribbons. Did I mention they have several races (half marathon, marathon, 50K, 50-mile, and a relay) which all seem to have different ribbons marking the course?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris for the video and your race report....I got my packet the other day. I am a little nervous.

See you there......

donna c.

Chris said...

You'll love it. It was pretty muddy last year. The overall elevation gain is slightly more than Clinton Lake. They make it out to be some SUPER hard adventure race...it's not that bad. Very scenic in spots. Do bring enough water to last 5-6 miles between the longest aid station stretches.

Gregg Rose is going over with me. Not sure if any other buffalo are running it.

Anonymous said...

Chris,

You are 100% correct. Having done the Hell, MI and Green Swamp, FL DIRT races, everyone must always pay attention to the ribbons. In each race, I relaxed for a few minutes and went off course. When I made my way back, the course was marked for a turn, I just was not paying attention.

See you there! Clinton Lake was awesome. Sorry to hear you may eliminate the early start, I enjoy trying to finish lap 1 before the leaders catch me. However, I do understand why you are going with 1 start.

Ray

Chris said...

I'm looking forward to it Ray. Hopefully I'll see lots of Clinton Lake "alumni" at the starting line!