Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We are ready!

Today marks 4 days until Finger Lakes Fifties & our last trail run prior to the race. We did an easy 10 miles...I fell once....but that is now 'normal' for us ;)

We have been training on the trail since March, have each done a marathon & high mileage Ragnar relay legs. We have done our longest trail run of 21 miles and survived an encounter with a bear. And oh, the snakes....so very many snakes. We have fallen, twisted ankles, and suffered cuts, abrasions & some funky heat rashes. We have experienced the trail in intense heat & thunderstorms. We have gotten lost more times than I can count. We have actually had to use a compass and orienteer out of the woods! We have run a 20k 'test race' successfully. We have laughed ourselves silly.

My trail buddy is incredible! Not only does she have 3 small children & is race director for our local...and getting bigger every year marathon...but she has 15 marathons under her belt and has managed to carve out 1-2 full days a week to share the trail with me! 'Trip' it has been a privilege! And I hope we keep hitting the trail every week! I will try not to get us lost...too much ;)

We are ready for whatever the day brings us. We are ready to challenge ourselves and tackle 50 kilometers of trails & have fun doing it.

The weather is forecasted at 90 degrees Saturday....we have no control over that. But we WILL finish!

Think of us Saturday...we'll take all the good vibes we can get...

Bring. It. On.

12 comments:

Mike said...

Good luck this weekend!

Suz and Allan said...

Good luck!!!

XLMIC said...

Sounds like you have prepped very well for a wonderful experience! Hope it goes awesomely :)

abbi said...

Good luck and have fun!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Just the training has been an adventure! Have fun!

Jamie said...

Good luck on Saturday, you are going to do great! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

Steph said...

good luck out there :)
I'll be running it too! Very very very nervous but definitely excited !

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Good luck this weekend! I am excited to read all about it!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

Good luck this weekend! Stay hydrated!

Paul said...

Have fun!
Go slowly ...(except if chased by bear 8)

The Green Girl said...

Good luck, girl!

The Unexpected Runner said...

Good luck, Steph! Please introduce yourself to me! I'll be the one in the rainbow socks ;-D