Spent some time this week getting mentally prepared….remembering all the hard work I’ve done this year, all the friends made, how much I’ve learned and improved…
I also spent some time trying to figure out if my coachs’ recommended mile pace (26 min/mile 1st loop and 28 min/mile 2nd loop) was in line with what I’ve been doing on my last big runs. I made this comparison to compare runs. Critical factors:
- Elevation gain/miles run – Great comparative factor
- Obstacles (bonefrog, boston super/sprint)
- Super rock technical trail (and slowest times) (Skyline, mountain runs) vs. grassy run
- Similar obstacle course on grass with elevation (Bonefrog)
Comparison looks like this and Garys’ recommended time of 26 min/mile 1st loop and 28 min/mile 2nd seems right on if not a little conservative.
I’ve got my plan and bin ready to decorate also – my plan is to get in/out of transition as fast as possible. During tomorrow’s last longish run (90 min), I will eat chicken soup and try taping calves in preparation so its not the first time I do this in the race.
I am surprisingly not nervous about it.
AM JUST GOING TO GO OUT AND DO WHAT I DO…. work hard over a long time loving every second of it.