And now I’ve got about 10 days to get (back) into shape. Anyone taking bets?
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
For my Next Trick
It’s the Buckeye Woods 50K (BW50K), and it’s only a week and a half away. One would think that having run 50 miles three and a half weeks ago, I’d be fairly confident that I can run a distance that’s 19 miles less than that. Except that I'm not. Lookyahere:
1) I never take completion of any distance for granted. Especially not when it involves as many as 31 miles.
2) I haven’t run much at all since the Fall 50. For the two weeks in Turkey, I don’t think I ever ran more than six miles, and I didn’t even run all that often.
3) When I did return this past weekend and tried to do a 14-miler, I made it, but it wasn’t pretty. Not at all.
4) I probably put on ten pounds whilst in Turkey. I’m not entirely sure; I’m afraid to check.
I could go on… But suffice it to say that I’ve got a healthy respect for the distance involved.
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