I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Yeah, it was GOOD actually.Liza
I just posted this Statler and Waldorf bit from the Muppet Show in a response to Sarah. They totally capture post-ultra self-talk, don’t they?
S: That was the worst thing I’ve ever [done]!
W: It was terrible!
W: Well it wasn’t that bad.
S: Oh, yeah?
W: Well, there were parts of it I liked!
S: Well, I liked alot of it.
W: Yeah, it was GOOD actually.
S: It was great!
W: It was wonderful!
S: Yeah, bravo!
I had my first training run for Javelina yesterday. The stress fracture seems entirely healed and I’m feeling like a runner again. Now it’s time to start pushing a bit. I ran at 70% perceived effort yesterday for 90 minutes. I haven’t really focused on using perceived effort until now. It worked really well for me — in the 100 degree heat. Those Badwater folks are total rockstars.
Forecast: 107 degrees tomorrow. 110 Saturday. 108 Sunday. Blergh.
Running: 45 minutes easy effort