More detail will come later, but this pic pretty much sums it up.
29 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds, of running. In the mountains.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I have entered the taper for my big race. I am currently 10 days from the start, 11 days from the finish. The training has gone well, I feel prepared. We have the logistics mostly worked out, crew, pacers, place to sleep, etc. There is a lot that goes into planning this type of race, it is not simply a "wake up and head to the start line" sort of deal.
I am now just running mid mileage in my mornings, and I am working on things like what I want to wear, and what all to load in the car as extra gear. As you might imagine, you can encounter almost any weather, from freezing snow to scorching heat. Makes it hard to pack light.
The donations have gone very well, and I know for sure that we will end up over $1000. Awesome.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
OK - so I have not been posting as diligently as I should. We have been very busy, I have started a new job (same company), my parents were in town 2 weeks, lots to do... lots to do.
I have been getting in my runs, so that is a good thing. This week was lighter than it could have been, but I think it will be alright. I ran a short 5 miler today, and will be getting out for my last long run tomorrow. I plan to run a longer run with less elevation. Should be able to get in ~40 miles or so. I will let you all know how it actually turns out.
To the handful of you that read these posts, sorry they have been infrequent, I will pick it up as we approach the big day.
If anyone out there is still interested in donating to the Xinxiang Social Welfare Institute, my charity for this run, please click here for more information on how to donate.
For more information on how the charity idea came about, click here.