Friday, November 8, 2013
"Final Exam" for the Running Year
Race day weather is supposed to be clear and sunny with a low of 36 and high of 60. Not too bad. We had rain earlier in the week, but the trail (and creeks) should be passable. I'm trying a new sports drink--Osmo Nutrition. Maybe that will help? I've maintained a steady series of training runs since the last ultra, but not pushed anything too hard. Maybe those 3 previous ultras are now absorbed by my body and I'm ready to roll? Guess we'll see.
I have no other ultras for the rest of this year. Feels weird not to have a race coming up. Next one will likely be a 28-mile fat ass in late January. Might toss in a road 5K or trail 8K, but nothing long for the rest of this year. So, tomorrow's 30-miler is my final exam for this year. Wish me well. I still have 15 hours to cram for the test...maybe a midnight tune-up run? I think I'll eat an early carb-rich dinner, maybe have an evening snack, then off to bed. I'll get up early and have a full breakfast around 5am. Time to charge my Garmin and iPod, set out racing clothes, and rest up. I'll let my loyal blog readers know how it goes...expect a race report Sunday.