Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Well, there it is! First race of the season for me 3/28/09. I'm really looking forward to it, in a perfect world my training would be in a very different spot but I'll take what I can get. My back has been holding up OK and I won't push it too hard for this race. I'll tax everything else, feet, quads, lungs, shins, gut.... but not the back. I had a 20+ run last weekend and it went really well, the first 11 miles were in foot sucking mud, puddles and snow. No problems. I'm using the NB 790, its light but still has decent cushion, but best of all it drains fast. There are a couple stream crossings and I don't want to deal with the slosh factor.
I'm about 13 lbs lighter than my last Ultra and I think that will make a huge difference in how I fare. It's been very rewarding, as others have noted, to see the results of a healthier life style. Not just in performance on the trail but in my outlook of just about everything.
So here's to a great year on the trails - Cheers!