Not happy. I was really looking forward to this one. It was going to be a tough, challenging, snowy day in the woods. There were going to be a bunch of running acquaintances there that I'd be able to spend some time with.
Instead, after about 45 minutes of driving to the race, I turned around. I had just lost my breakfast again, and felt clammy, dizzy, and just all-around crappy. To top it off, the roads were worsening with each mile, and I didn't feel like dealing with that, either. So, I turned around.
Ugh. Like I said, I was looking forward to this. I have nothing on my schedule until Ice Age, now. I guess a positive would be that the fire is burning bright now to run Ice Age. Hopefully this weekend I'll get out for my own little fun run at Parnell--a couple hours out there will feel pretty good.
Another bright spot is that I'm only out $10 for not going to the race. Can't complain toooo much about that!
See ya next year, Mr. John Dick.
27 January 2014
I'm running the John Dick 50k this weekend. It currently looks like it'll be 'warm', which is a very relative term, considering it's about -15 right now, with 20 mph winds.
I'm looking forward to this run. It'll be an experience. When first signing up, I thought that I would probably only do 30 or 40k, then call it a day. However, the last two weeks have been decent. I've only missed one day in the last 20, and despite the weather, they've all been outside miles!
I plan to go very easy at the beginning, comfortably getting through the first 20k. I'd like to negative split the 21-40k section, when compared to the first 20k. Then, if needed, I'll death march to the finish.
As someone who tends to run in as little as possible--I don't even like carrying a bottle and prefer these--the equipment planning for this race will be interesting. I think there will be several clothing changes, and I'm not sure at all what I'll be doing for nutrition. Oh well, as I mentioned earlier, it's going to be an experience.
Some pictures from the previous week in running (37 miles total, plus 6 hours of basketball):
|Glad I'm not a rabbit. This doesn't look tasty.|
|I disturbed about 25 turkeys on my run...you can kind of seem them out there.|
|Goggle Running is awesome. So much better than sunglasses!|
|Fresh Tracks on the IAT|
|Woodpecker design or Human Being design? Either way, it's pretty cool.|
|"For Information WRITE to..." Write?! No email address or twitter handle?!|
|Odd growth off the side of this tree, don't you think? This is the beginning of my "Home Trail"|
23 January 2014
It's still cold out there but enjoyable. I'm in to Week 3 of steady running and have only missed 1 day so far.
Some footprints from today:
Patagonia EverLONG and Kahtoola Microspikes. Good combo. It looks as if the print is sticking out of the snow...probably a product of the steep hill I was on.
Still trying to figure out a good clothing strategy for John Dick on Feb 1. This wasn't good.