SD100 is less than a week away, 4 days to be exact. I have 3 days off from work... perfect opportunity to go explore some new trails, but I have to keep my running to a minimum. So what do I do instead of run? Lounge around, work on my abs, lift weights too much - putting on extra weight that I don't need, hang out with my wife more - "letting" her beat me in cribbage. Good thing the NBA finals are on, that helps distract me a bit... GO HEAT!
I'm heading into this race slightly under trained, but injury free and chomping at the bit to run.
All my drop bags are packed, I've met with both of my awesome pacers, Andy Salinger and Jimmy Dean Freeman. I went out at 4am and tested my new headlamp out in the drizzly dark this morning. I've checked the extended weather forecast for race (high of 71, low of 47 on race day).
I've over analyzed logistical minutiae and wish the race was tomorrow so that I would quit worrying about it! I'm planning on using an iPod during part of the race, never have listened to music while racing, but should be good for keeping the ennui at bay. Have my wardrobe all figured out too:
Here are the artists on my playlist for race day: Benny Benassi, The Bloodhound Gang, Kanye West, Fedde Le Grand, Lady Gaga, Lit, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers and last but not least, Rob Zombie.
I've been stretching a little bit more:
Oh, before I forget... I forgot to mention Shawna Tompkins as a top female contender at the race, she's got a lot of solid performances under her legs and has run well recently.
I'm bummed that my buddy Hone is temporarily on the DL, so I'll have to wait to smoke him at some future race... Bear 100 perhaps?
Any sage advice on how to survive tapering?