>Racing>HELP - I can use positive vibes!
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
Roads were made for journeys...
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Abs of Flabs
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
Clearly you never sought that therapy I recommended, did you?
This IS my therapy, remember my sport is most other sport's punishment!
48 hours, huh? Whassamatta? A 72 hour race too much for you?
Not a 72 hour option in this one. Besides, 72 hours would actually require some sleep breaks, 48 just might not:therefore!, 48 may be harder than 72 (that's EXACTLY the kind of logic that got me into this in the first place!)
Hey, here's a helpful suggestion: download the theme music on that website and run to it. It's groovy!
Whenever I hear that, I am afraid of what images might pop up on the screen
1) Got a crew?
Some of my family will stop by from time to time. DW is thinking of renting a cabin in a campground nearby. There are a lot of my running club members that will be volunteering at different times during the course of the weekend, so it will feel like "crew". I will also be able to park my Suburban right next to the course, so I can take advantage of all sorts of stuff that I will overpack.
2) Are you planning on taking any actual sleep breaks?
Don't have plans to, but will stop if I feel too dead on my feet. If I can make it, I won't stop for sleep, as I am afraid I won't get back up, or will stiffen up too much. I'll have an air mattress in the back of the Suburban, just in case.
3) Got a run/walk strategy?
Yep, run until I can't walk until I can, repeat.
4) Is it on a 400/440 track, or what? (Nevermind. Just checked the site. A 2.4 mile loop, huh? And speaking of the site, am I the only one grooving to that techno beat? Oh, yeah. All we need is a disco ball and some overpriced drinks ...)
Dude, you're getting good at this!
5) Got an idea how far you'll go? (Anyone want to bet on him? I've got my money on 150 miles, plus/minus 5)
Yep, but I will hold of on making predictions at this point... see http://www.runningahead.com/groups/gorilla/Forum/05468cd66dee4ea19428e5c8d890db18
I'll be sending you all sorts of positive vibes. Mostly me going "Thank God I'm not him!" But I'll think that in a very positive way.
Thanks everybody for all the positive vibes...I hope to post something on Sunday, maybe in Janell's "brag box", we'll see how much I feel like bragging. Not sure that I haven't gotten in over my head on this one, trying to make sure priorities are straight, but God has been berry, berry good to me thus far, hopefully for this event as well.
Hey, is the 24-hour championship always there, or does it change locations? Or more to the point, is that 24/48 race always there?
Because if it is, I wanna do it with you in a couple years. Seriously.
But the 24. Not the 48.
Cuz that's just nuts.
Come on down, you'll have a blast!
From the responses above, it looks like you just might have had a few people show up to keep you company. Maybe next time. That could be a lot of fun. (Especially how we'd do it in shifts, then return to a comfy lawnchair to drink beer and wave as you go by ...)
It looks like you're in for one hell of an experience.
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