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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Rocky Racoon plan...


Between being injured, switching jobs, and now getting a sinus infection it doesn't seem that I am going to be any where near as prepared as I wanted to be going into Rocky Raccoon.

Unfortunately, a 50 mile race isn't just a simple walk in the park. I can't bull shit my way to the finish line like I could in a 5k or half marathon, its going to be a real test of what I'm made of mentally. Where I could normally go into something like this with the physical fitness capable of pulling it off, now I'm not so sure that will be the case...

I had wanted to get in a good run of over 35 miles at least once, with several back to back 20's and a few back to back 25's, but that didn't happen... Instead I got in a long run of 21 miles (on trails) and one set of back to back 20's.

So my new plan is to run / walk with my heart rate under 145 so that I'm running off my fat stores for fuel. Then, if I can, pick it up for the last 10~15 miles.

I'm predicting that this will put me finishing around the 10 hour mark for a finishing time. Before my injury I was hoping for around an 8~8.5 hour finish time, but I don't see that happening now!

I honestly don't know what to expect, but I hope this works! I think three key will be to remember to NOT get in a hurry, and just keep moving forward....

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  1. You know I'll be there to cheer you on!!

    -Aunt Bon

  2. Thats one of the reasons why your the best! Thank you SOOOOOOO much for all your support and inspiration!

  3. Dude my other knee had a problem today, so I had to walk back to work from a couple miles away... at 20 m/m... so I actually contemplated doing that at Rocky if that happens again. Dear lord.

  4. Damn.... Well Ill be at Disney World all next week, so it will be another week of low mileage... I'll just consider all these little weeks as an elongated taper period.. Lol, a 2.5 month taper is adequate right?