Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Ramblings...

I guess I am officially in the two week taper which means it is time to start rambling more in blog posts about how prepared/unprepared/excited/scared I am on any given day leading up to the big event.  October 20th isn't quite on the 10 day forecast yet but that doesn't keep me from looking at the days leading up to it.  Last year was cold...and windy....and did I say cold?  Yes.  This year I would love a sunshine-y day.  Not so much that I sweat a lot but enough so I can look around and enjoy the sights without worry about the wind freezing my face off.  Is that too much to ask?

and let the rambling post begin...

A few weeks back I started boot camp again.  I took about a year off and recently decided to give it another go.  Admittedly no ideal timing but I am only going twice a week and I figure some strength training probably is a good thing.  I have really been enjoying it and didn't realize how much I missed it.  Funny story, the first day I went someone asked if I had just gotten out of the military.  I believe they were serious.  LOL.  I guess the "new kids" usually come in there and die on day one.  Not that I am "all that" (with or without a bag of chips) but we were doing some running drills and I do run a lot so....  

Add to that another thing that is probably not ideal timing...  I signed up for a 50k.  It is towards the end of November and a road course (as opposed to a trail which seems to be most of the 50k races I have seen advertised).  It is a loop course (hello, me & looped courses are besties!) and is supposedly a good first timer course.  Excited/nervous.  What is another 5 more miles on top of a marathon?  (cough, cough... famous last words... ha)

So what else...  rode this afternoon, have a weird issue with my back tire.  I can pump air into it one time (think one push on the pump) and then after that it sounds like I am pumping all the air out.  So very odd.  Have never had that issue before.  I am secretly blaming the guy at Augusta who was the last to put air in it before the race.  (and they call themselves professionals...  I kid...)  I need to take it for a look-over on Monday at the bike shop anyhow so maybe they can give me some Tire Pumping 101.  Hopefully the nice guy is there at All3 because I feel like the other one thinks I am annoying.  Can't imagine why...  (see previous sentence about not being able to put air in my tires...).

I am running the Allstate 13.1 tomorrow as a training run.  I am much less likely to blow off this training run since there are post race treats involved AND I get to see Colleen :)   If I were left to my own devices, it might be a little more difficult getting this run in since it is one of my last pre-B2B.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

 




6 comments:

Matthew Smith said...

Hey, I'm running that one too! :) Thanks again for the entry. I might actually get to meet you tomorrow. I'm planning on running with Colleen tomorrow, so I'll look for you. Sleep well!

Kevin said...

Hope you had a great race this morning. I don't know how reliable their longer term forecasts are, but accuweather.com does forecasts longer out then 10 days.

ajh said...

You are a racing machine these days. I hope the half was fun.

Colleen said...

Hahaha... Tom and I considered sleeping in this morning and running at home, but I said "No... I want to see Karen and Matt" and then I didn't even see you! :(

Hope you get the wheel thing worked out. Ugh... tires...

I love that the boot camp people thing you are ex military. Totally shouldn't have played into that.

What 50k?

Sarah said...

So which 50k are you running?

Theresa said...

I love reading your posts. 50k never heard of that but can't wait to hear of your experience.