Friday, September 14, 2012

8 More Days

You would think I would be used to the madness by now, but new challenges mean new things to obsess over during a taper.

The Georgia Jewel is a familiar distance for me but I will be facing my first race with any kind of elevation gain.  So, guess what is occupying my mind.

Take a look.

It’s not much compared to the crown jewels of ultra running, but for this beach runner it is a significant step up in difficulty.  I’m estimating that I will climb a cumulative 9000 feet.  By comparison the most I ever climbed during a single run in training, running back and forth over the tallest bridge I could find, was just over 1000 feet over a distance of about 10 miles.

At least the weather looks like it is cooperating.  The extended forecast shows partly cloudy skies with a high of 78 and a low of 54.  That's more than 10 degrees cooler than my training conditions.

Just take it one step at a time and when all else fails - Suck it up Buttercup!

This is going to be interesting.

1 comment:

  1. How was it? Do we get a race report?