Sunday, September 30, 2007


last week started out so well and then M was home for 2 days sick and T was out of town and well my lazy ass just doesn't need much to go into sloth mode. i missed 2 runs and i had to work yesterday. today's 12 miler turned into a brick work-out instead: 10 trail miles plus 3 more on the mountain bike. riding was actually harder then running . i had to walk most of the steep stuff but what goes up must come down and i love me some fast downhill.

this bay area weather keeps me guessing as to what race day will be like. out on seaview today, this section is some of the most exposed part of the route and it was warm at 9 am. i used my camelbak and i think i'll be going with it and a handheld on race day. the handheld used to bother me because my hand got so slippery but a bandana wrapped around it helps.

soooooooooo, since i've been in taper mode since like july...i'm not even going to stress. my stratedgy is pretty simple.
take walk breaks early and often.
gels every 4 miles
drink a little allot
have fun...and don't break anything

when i'm feeling low and struggling i'll remember these pearls of wisdom i came across once in a race report..."fun doesn't have to be fun to be fun"


psbowe said...

That sounds like a good strategy to me, you'll do wonderful.

matt said...

good luck with the trail marathon! i did 28 miles of the 50 mile course last year and saw a lot of smiling faces as the marathoners were running toward me. i think they still do that...have the marathoners start on the opposite end of the Dick Collins racers. is that right?

anyway, i have been where you are in terms of not being able to go into a race with all the training that i wanted to complete. you will do fine and i think you approach and plan are perfect. i will check back and see how you did, but i am sure this is just the first step.

have a great time!

olga said...

The plan is so good, it'll be an awesome run! Sorry I had to decide against DCF 50, life...but I'll be thinking of you!

Sarah said...

I like your strategy! And I'm sure you'll have fun, whatever kind of fun that may be! ; ) : )

susie said...

Oh, man, Christine, I had to come by say ROCK THIS RACE! You will, I'm sure.