Because of the early Feb snowstorms I have had to cram a LOT. In my personal life, in my professional life and most of all in running. Since the Mardi Gras Marathon I have run 2 more marathons:
the B&A trail marathon in 4:19
the Lower Potomac Marathon in 4:29
and finally this weekend I ran my final tune up run for the Umstead 100, the National Half Marathon.
During all these events I was so lucky to see many friends and even run with many friends. I sure hope I will be able to crank out a few race reports in the near future.
I am really excited but nervous about Umstead. I hope that I will be able to break 27 hours. It would be even better if I could break 26:40 so I could reduce my 100 miler time by 1 hour (which is my current trend).
I feel that I am getting faster and faster and if I can dig deep I can do this. At this point the weather looks decent: sunny and high of 60 low in the 40's and I am nearly packed. I just have to pack the most important part of my outfit, my shoes (okay my second most important because my sparkeley fanny pack is #1!).
Sadly this weekend I decided to wash my shoes and unfortunately my shoes are still drying. I am optimistic that by tomorrow they will be dry and thus can be packed. Then all I have to do is wait for 6 a.m. Saturday morning when the race starts....