In 3 days I’ll be hitting the start line of Ragnar Pennsylvania on an ultra team. What’s an ultra team? It’s a team of 6 instead of 12 – which means you pretty much never have down time and you run twice the number of miles. It seemed like a good idea back when I signed up. And my usual method of running races as training runs was going well. Until it wasn’t.
I’m honestly still not sure what is going on with my foot and ankle. I’ve managed to run 7 miles in the last 3 weeks. Seven. I missed 100 miles for the month of May by more than 45 miles and so far in June I’ve run a 5K. A pain free 5K, thankfully, but only a 5K.
I only have to run ten times that between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon – gulp.
One way or another, I got this. And when I say one way or another, I mean I have teammates who are badass enough to pick up my slack if I can’t run my miles. And hopefully fast enough to keep us on pace if I run them slow. And if I end up sidelined, I’m going to be the best damned cheerleader Ragnar has seen. Either way, I will have a good time. After all, it’s Ragnar.