We are two days out from the Marine Corps Marathon and the first MCM 50K. As you might guess, it’s the primary thing on my mind. Nevermind that I have one more ZOOMA race to get ready for and my kid still has one more application to get done. All I want to do is think about the 50k, which means these runfessions may be a bit single topic. Thanks to Marcia for the chance to runfess.
I must runfess I’m really not excited about the current weather predictions. Rainy AND unseasonably warm? Yeah, I’m not doing cartwheels over here. I did buy a big pack of ponchos on Amazon. I was planning on picking one up from a friend in Crystal City because I hate being cold post race, but if the temps keep going up, I won’t have to worry about that.
Unlike many years, I’m not concerned about making the distance (I got in a lot of longer runs than usual), but I must runfess that I’m nervous about the time cut offs. The issue I’m having with my glute/hamstring has really slowed me down. I actually sat down today and created a “must be at mile x by y” list. I’m going to make it the screen on my phone so I can hopefully stay on pace.
And remember how I said that I was taking next year off? Well, MCM must have been listening because they came up with a new challenge.
Actual conversation with my husband.
Finally, I must runfess that I’m counting down the days until November 5th. ZOOMA Amelia Island was last weekend. While it was an amazing race, the weather caused a lot of issues and I am exhausted from lack of sleep and moving way too many boxes.
ZOOMA Wine Country is in a week and I’m not even sure I’ll be walking normally from MCM yet. But after that, the kids have a day off on the 5th and I have every intention of doing nothing but sleeping and relaxing. After that I have to get back to all the crazy stuff that’s been pushed off during race season, but for that one day I am doing NOTHING.