Saturday, February 23, 2008

Last Long Run

We had a large group of trail runners this morning at Shelby Forrest. About ten tortured souls set out at 0731 from the top of the red loop, heading toward Poplar Lake. The plan was to run to the lake and back twice. Some decided to keep running after that. The temp was hovering around freezing, which makes for good running.

My nutrition plan was simple: Sustained Energy in my flasks, Perpetuem in my hand helds, and h20 in my Camelbak. I also took along a few gels and two Boost drinks. I once again forgot to bring any solid foods! Next time I will hopefully remember. I also mixed up some Recoverite after the run.

All in all, it was a great run! I stubbed my toes a few times and fell twice. My right second toe has a nasty blood blister, but no other problems. Everyone was happy and upbeat, looking forward to upcoming races. It's great to socialize with other trail runners.

There is less than one week until the MS50. I think I am ready. I hope that I am ready. I will probably run the MRTC 10k tomorrow afternoon at a leisurely pace and then cross-train until the race. I want to be fresh for the MS50, but not rusty from lack of running!

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