T-2 Days… That’s a scary thought. But I suppose that was sort of the point. My goal this year was to set big goals, to take a risk and sign up for something big. Now that I’m here, it seems like that was an incredibly stupid idea <<Kidding… mostly>>.
For those of you who haven’t been following, I’m running my third Ultra, the Lost Soul 100k this Friday (FRIDAY!!). I’ve been training really hard all summer, and I don’t possibly think I could have done more to be better prepared. A quick summary by the numbers (not because I think you care, but because it makes me feel better):
June: Ran 295 km’s (recovered from my BQ at the Calgary Marathon)
July: Ran 414 km’s (most I’ve ever run in a month) which included a 70 km’s weekend on the race course, plus logged 8496 m’s of climbing.
August: Ran 353 km’s including a 60k race and a 20 k second LR for a 80k b2b weekend, plus logged over 10000 m’s of climbing.
I know that I will finish this race, I’m certain of that (you know, barring injury or death). I’ll be honest, I do like the hurt, mostly, but it still scares me.
A shout out to Kristina, it was your race last year that inspired me to register this year. I’ve read your race report a few times, and went back and read it again today. It gives me hope that I am more prepared than I think, and that I can finish strong, just like you did! Thanks!
All of this said, here are my goals for Friday.
- Enjoy it. Thank the volunteers.
- Be present.
- Race Smart.
- Push myself. Suck it up when things get hard. Move forward.
- Be grateful
See you all on the flipside… you can follow along on Instagram or Facebook if you want to see the results shortly after the race.