The bags are in the vehicle. I have the hotel room info, the maps printed. I got out of work about 230 pm today; I freaked a few people out today about the race. “Oh you are running a 100…100k right? 100 MILES???” they were really stunned, which of course made me MORE nervous…I just took comfort in the fact that I was not the only freaky person doing this, there are LOTS of US that think this is sane AND FUN all at the same time. “How long will this take you? How long to recover? How will you feel afterward?” All questions today. I answered them all truthfully. I do not know. I’ve never run a 100 miles before. But I am going to do it on Saturday.
I really like Chris’ post from Cool Running,and I am going to keep it in mind all weekend…no dropping before you walk for a 1/2 hour..and no dropping before you sit for a 1/2 hour….
If I can keep my positive attitude throughout the race, I will be in good shape. I am actually looking forward to the new experience for me, the night time hours of the run, something I haven’t done before. Having a pacer is also a new experience. Especially since I have never met Steve. That should be good for a 10 or 20 mile chat along.
We leave at 6 am Friday, so I doubt I will be back online. On Sunday, we are going to drive to about the WV line and stop for the night, so I won’t be back til Monday to give you my race synopsis.
Thank you all so much for the support as I venture into unknown territory. I will be *thinking* about you-all this race (I will have plenty of time to do so!!!)