So just over three weeks after Lake Martin and my first DNF, I will be toeing the line again and not a short race either. Certainly last year doing a 100 miler and then three weeks after doing a 100 kilometre race seemed like a good idea.
The proof of whether this was a good idea will be on Saturday, as I will either get the race done within the cut off or I will crash and burn. The aches and pains from Lake Martin have mostly subsided at this point and I have done some short runs to get running again but allowing my body the chance to heal.
The weather doesn’t look ideal for the race as it looks as it may well rain all day, but I live in BC so I should be use to the rain. With the weather in mind I am going to pack my drop bags with plenty of spare clothes, so I am not spending too much time in wet clothes. I certainly don’t need to pack sunglasses and sun creme lol.
I don’t feel very fast after having such a short gap between races but this could be to my advantage and may prevent me from going out too fast and then running out of steam half way through. I did 107 kilometres at Lake Martin in 16.5 hours and my next race the Diez Vista has a 15.5 hour hard cut off, so that means I would need to drop at least an hour, but for about 18 miles I was shuffling/power walking and so if I can manage to run/jog most of the Diez Vista course I think I can make it.
I feeling positive and upbeat and I am going to use everything I have to complete this race within the cut off. Randi wont be with me this time and I don’t think there will be tracking. So I guess you will hear from me when I’m done ☺