|Not only is she CAMPING, she even set up the tent!|
|Look who made the front page of Friday's paper!|
|Hogback Selfie...in much rougher shape than last year's Hogback photo.|
|As good as I was going to look all day.|
This race didn't go is good for me as last year, though. I think I kind of messed up my race the night and week before. It had been a bit more of a stressful week and my diet was off, and because of that I was feeling a little heavy both on race morning, and during the first hour or hour and a half of the run. Full disclosure...what was I thinking ordering a whitefish fry dinner on Friday night?!
My stomach just was not emptying as I would've liked it to. And because of that, the calories I was trying to take it didn't seem to be going anywhere. I could even hear them kind of clanking around in my belly, which is never a good sign. But as I mentioned it's just an incredibly beautiful course with incredible volunteers and it's challenging. I really think next year I will attempt the 50 miler. The part that held me back this year was the thought of going back over the four big peaks in the opposite direction.
The more I think about it, though, I kind of like the idea of seeing that 20 mile loop in the reverse direction. It would most likely seem like a new course and when you combine the heat that may be building through that morning and day, it becomes one heck of a challenge...the kind of challenge that I'm not sure I could accomplish. That's something that becomes really attractive to me.
Up next, I have the Lapham Peak Marathon, and then the Glacial Trail 50 miler. So, I've got a decent stretch here to train hard now that my legs have come back around from Marquette. I even have a week in there after Lapham where my wife and kids are all going to Arizona. I unfortunately have to stay back due to work stuff, but I can hopefully get in some solid training sessions and really sharpen the knife for Glacial.