I've trained just about as hard (okay...95% of my max effort) as I could for Glacial. Okay...I have to admit it--I left training miles out there. But for this summer in this year of my life, I've done what I could do.
I can't wait to get through the next two weeks and run. This week was a solid 55 miles, covering all of the course, and I felt pretty crappy through the whole thing. I attribute this to the previous trail marathons I ran hard at, and I only hope to rest up and sharpen the edge a bit before October 13th. As of today, this guy is now signed up which means I just moved down another position in finishing order, but all I can do is run my own race! A couple years ago I ran 4:09 and finished 3rd. This year, that time may not get me 5th, but I'm hoping to be around 4:10-4:15 on the day.
I honestly believe I'll be faster before I get slower, but with family and life right now, it's just tough. My best days are still ahead, and I hope to have one of those good days in a couple weeks.
Then, I hope to share a beer with Rasmus, Dan, Matt, GR and all the rest of the Glacial Trail boys and girls...before this race gets bigger also~
Until my race report, Happy Trails to You Until We Meet Again.