I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Back on the blog wagonLiza
Asa and I made it home from Virginia late last night and we’re having fun reacquainting ourselves with our toys today. (Blog! I’ve missed you!) I’m also kind of expecting to see our cab driver drive slowly past our house. The man was creepy. He didn’t acknowledge or respond to anything I said to him after I gave him our address. He just talked to himself on and off and stared at us in the rearview mirror, and then asked some disturbing questions. I hurried Asa into the house as soon as he’d slammed our luggage onto the ground. I locked the front door, checked the locks on all the other doors, and the turned on all the lights. I even predialed 911 on the phone. (Really, really creepy.) I told Eliot about it when he got home a couple of hours later and he handed me the keys I’d left hanging in the front door lock.
In any event, creepy cabby thoughts are being pushed out of my head by thoughts of Rocky. My pace chart is complete. The adding almost killed me, but my pacers and family should know when I’ll be where — give or take 43 minutes. Attaching the 20 mile splits to the time of day turned out to be like balancing an check book. (I’m turning 40 tomorrow, so I can make those kind of old timey references.) I finally decided to just ignore an unaccounted 43 minutes. I’m sure I’ll find them on the 4th. I’ll post the pace chart on race day, so you can see how things are going if you’re interested. Eliot will Tweet too. I’m feeling a bit blah from the taper and the Baltimore sidewalk running, but I think I’ve had enough hard 100s now to know what I’ll need to do if the running doesn’t feel great during the race. I’ve got my “Suck it up!” and my Team Red White & Blue shirt ready. And my dad’s going to be there this year. This’ll be his first ultra viewing, so I’m going to do my best to make it worth his while. I am hoping it doesn’t pour the whole race for his sake as much as mine. OK, gotta get the house a bit respectable for the sitter tonight. Will be at Ike coaching for Tejas Trails from 6-7. Come out if you can. More tomorrow. (Back on the blog wagon.)