I've got some real dead legs right now. 27 miles on Saturday, less-than-optimum nutrition Sunday through Tuesday, 3 hours of basketball on Wednesday, and another hour today have me drained. Thankfully, I'm heading to Winter Park tomorrow night for a week of skiing, and I can't wait. Thus, the 3 miles covered so far this year have been on short runs with Parsenn.
Looking back at the 27/27, I've got the same feeling in my head that I had shortly after our Fall 50 in October...why in the world am I thinking about running 50 miles solo, let alone 100? These thoughts are music to Ellie's ears, as she's really really not fond of the 100 mile idea. It just reinforces the idea that I've got a LOT to accomplish at the 26.2 mile distance first. I mean, if 26.2 is (click), what is 100?
I also really encourage all my fellow runners to acknowledge the auto drivers that show you the smallest bit of courtesy by either slowing down a bit or moving over when they're passing you. I did 22 of the 27 miles on country roads, and every time a car approaching me made any movement to the opposite lane (obviously, when there wasn't oncoming traffic) I was sure to give them a "thank you" wave. And then there are the people who apparently are in too much of a hurry, or are disgusted with seeing someone exercising, or just so far removed from their surroundings that they simply fly by, sometimes causing said runner to retreat to the ditch. This happened on several occasions, I and kept thinking, "what acronym would Marcy use in this situation?" I'm sure she'll let me know in her comment...
As for Colorado, I'm going to get one day of trail running in, probably on Wednesday, so that will be the last run before my training starts for Journeys. I'm hoping to PR twice during my training--at the 15K in February and at the Half Marathon in March. I'll be gone for a while, so log some miles for me in between!