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Friday, October 26, 2012

So Her Name is Sandy

I live in a bubble.
A cartoon filled, crayon colored bubble.

Inside my bubble issues like elections, taxes and weather have been replaced with finding stuffed animals, negotiating nap times and making sibling peace treaties.
So I was a bit under concerned when I first notice on FB that the word of the day was WEATHER.  And her name is Sandy.

 Still with only 2 more sleep until Fire on the Mountain.  I doubt I will worry too much.  There will be 31+ miles to run whether that be on dry bright trails frolicking in the sunlight or on muddy slick trails soaking up the rain.  Either way I am beyond eager to get out there and see what the day has to offer.

What's that?  Oh you wanna know about goals?  Lets see:

To arrive on time. To start. To finish.

aka: Finish Feeling Fine having Fun

My I CAN goal:
(in under 7:00 )
I say this because barring an injury or major GI issues this course should allow even my tired legs to do that. Even with the questionable weather.  Should being the most important word to notice in that sentence.

My I LOVE IT goal:
To finish within 31 minutes of my course PR.
With a current FOTM PR of 6:32: my I LOVE IT time would be 6:01.
My I DREAM IT goal:
Under 5:59:33 hours. aka a new 50k PR

Honestly I'd love to simply run this course strong.  That would feel like a success especially if the weather is less than great for technical trail running.  This is a tough course at least for me.  I know it fairly well.  I know where the challenges are and sometimes that isn't something that helps me run better.  This will be a race to trust in my conditioning.  A race to see where I am in going into Stone Mill 50 miler.  A race to prove that I can go beyond what I can see.


  1. Have a great race! I don't think the weather is going to be too much of a problem on Sunday. However, I'm about 75% sure I'm bailing but will see how tomorrow's run feels on the knee. :(

  2. Good luck!! I am a little concerned as well about the weather, I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday (a measly marathon compared to yours!!!), so it'll be interesting to say the least! Have a great race! Finish strong!

  3. Good luck and perhaps Sandy will give you a break!

  4. Good luck! And I hope you have a great time.


  5. Just "met" you over at Another Mother Runner, and I'm also in Ruckersville! Welcome to VA!! I would love to do a 50K at some point in my life, but right now I'm happy at a half-marathon. :) I'm running the half in Richmond on the 10th. It was so strange looking through the pictures on your blog to see a picture of the Greene County Community Park. :) I'll bookmark you now and I'll be cheering you on for your race - hopefully the weather will cooperate!
    Casey Houseworth