2 weeks! 14 day! OMG!
In two weeks, I’ll be toeing the line at the first race of the Dust Bowl Series. I’ll be taking the first step to begin my highest mileage week ever – 65.5 miles. Holy crap!
My mind is all over the place. I have A LOT going on the next two weeks. I’m starting a packing list. I need to finish our taxes. I need to write a million and one notes for my parents about the kids. Jones has three rehearsals, three cello lessons, and the Honors Orchestra concert before we leave. I have two payrolls to run, four meetings with Nike for the half marathon, and umm, you know, to actually figure out what I’m going to wear while I run.
I’m not even sure which shoes will be in my suitcase! (I’m currently trying out the Brooks Pure Flow 2 and the Saucony Virratta. Reviews probably after I really put them through their paces at the races.)
Taking another deep breath.
Will TSA let me through with my foam roller? What about The Stick?
Just how much nuun does a girl need for five half marathons in five days?
How much beer should I buy in Denver before we head off to the the land of yellow beer an area that has no brewpubs?
Do I pack five complete outfits or plan on laundry? Or just plan to stink by the end? (I may have just bought a new skirt and skirt/capri at the Skirt Sports sale last night. Maybe.)
Oh, and I probably ought to run some the next two weeks. If I follow the “rules”, my longest run will be 7 miles. GAH! Not at all how I planned to train for this thing. (BTW, I had a really good run on Saturday -3.5 mile run followed by almost two miles of run walk. 5.2 miles in one hour, which gives me hope I can finish each day in under 3 hours. Not the speed I’d hoped for, but the one I’ll take, given my calf’s shenanigans.)
I’m sure I’ll panic about the running very soon. Right now I’m panicking about the preparation LOL.
Deep, cleansing, yoga breath.
OK, wise and wonderful readers, give me your best “race travel” tips and your best multi-day race tips.