-Checks weather- alright…nice and cool this morning, it is going to be a great day for running!
-Hydration pack ready, Gu is in my arsenal. Let’s do this thang.
-Time to head to the start. Look at all these other crazies along for the ULTRA ride. They are all just as crazy as me I bet.
-I really love doing ultras on trails…zone out and be immersed in nature.
-So much better on the body too. I don’t want to die as much when it’s over.
-Alright, start nice and easy. Conserve that energy.
-Dang look at that HUGE uphill. Ease on up, glide on down.
-Okay…this dude behind me is way too close for comfort, here…go ahead and pass me.
-Because I’ll be passing you later for sure after you blow up from going too fast in the beginning.
-Okay let’s see about navigating this trail. Looks like the race director put out plenty of signs.
-Getting LOST on the trail…probably my worst nightmare.
-Look…what is that, a skunk? A raccoon? Just a raccoon. Pretty harmless.
-AID STATION! Aid stations on trails are probably just the best thing ever.
-Give me all of the pickles.
-Okay! Half way done. It is a good day.
-Is that a root or a snake? Phew…just a root.
-Oops, almost tripped and busted my ass. Good save.
-We are getting close to the finish!
-Time to pick up the pace a bit, feeling good feeling great.
-Done and done! Give me my medal/belt buckle. Time for a well deserved adult beverage. Yes.
What are some of your thoughts while running an ultra/trail run/race?
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What do pickles help with?
I have a tendency to start way too fast but usually am able to slow myself down. Slow and steady is definitely the ultra motto. I do remember thinking “ Am I going to die”, when I saw a bear about 20 yards off the trail and the girl ahead of me screamed! Luckily for both of us it ran off..
Wow! Yeah haven’t had the whole bear encounter yet. Intense!!