My 24 hour training finale has begun. With only 7 days until Race Day I have decided to emulate my three legs of the relay race and complete these mock runs within a twenty-four hour time frame. At 4pm this afternoon the clock officially started.
I stepped off the front porch at exactly 3:59pm and returned at 4:19pm, over 8 miles later!
Tomorrow, I will wake and run 6 miles in the morning, spend the day recovering at the lake, and then before my 24 hour time frame is up, I will run a quickie 4-miler at approx 3pm.
Now if I was doing this right, and REALLY wanted to emulate race day I would run in a costume, some crazy sunglasses – maybe a cape, stay up all night, and run my 2nd leg in the wee hours of the morning.
I’m not doing that because 1) we have neighbors, and 2) I’d need crack.
Anywhoo . . . feeling pretty good about my first run. Off to enjoy a beer and a hummus platter on the rooftop deck and soak up this beautiful Seattle evening. (The only thing missing is HIM.)