Thursday, July 10, 2014

A little r and r

Taking a few days of rest to recover from the last 2+ weeks and to squeeze in a bit of a taper before the Tri-Span 10K 7am Saturday morning. Or as I referred to the race Monday to 2 running friends "Hell- Span".  Last year it was my own personal hell; as can be the case with a personal hell it was somewhat self manufactured. In this instance mostly by not adjusting to the jungle like humidity that encases the Cape Fear River basin like some sinister invasive guest most summer mornings. And god forbid if the sun decides to break thru this dense foggy haze ....

Used the concept of "Time on my feet" Monday. Ran, walked, stood some for about 3 hours and 50 minutes in the CB State Park. Warm, muggy morning/  early afternoon. Reading on-line about 50 mile race training plans; most of which stress the importance of extending out the time period upwards to 5 hours of being upright... since the actual event itself will require one to be out there for say 10+ hours. 

Watching some short homemade videos from previous Iron Mountain Trail races.  Boy does that get the adrenaline flowing...

One step at a time.