Instead of going into Saturdays race completely unprepared (like I often do) I decided to do a little recon work to know what I am getting into.
So I looked up the weather:
Looks like PERFECT running weather, SCORE!
Then I looked up the course and elevation:
Nice wide trail, gentle elevation without being too flat, sounds good to me! Two loops also doesn’t seem bad, IMCDA has a two loop run so it will be a great trial run in that way. The 50k is 4 loops, I don’t think I would want to do that! There is a drop bag station at the turn around (aprox. Mile 8) so I will need to think if I want to leave anything there. Aid stations are at miles 3.5 and 7.5, I am more of an aid station every mile kind of girl so I will need to carry my own water and gels.
The race starts at 7:30 and we are picking up our packets race morning so that means an early start for us.
The only thing I need to figure out is how we are going to get our additional 5 miles in. I don’t feel right continuing to run on the course when we only paid for the 25k and I doesn’t feel like it counts if we get too long of a break before finishing. I may have to suck it up and run on the trail. Now I am really looking forward to this race, all except the 4:30 wake up call.