Here are 2 updated pictures posted from the race director:
(part of a trail we run on)
(the dreaded spillway)
2. I had said earlier in the week that to take it easy I was limiting myself to 4 easy miles and they would be inside on the treadmill. After my little freak out yesterday I thought it might not be a good idea to completely stay in. I felt the need to prepare a little more for the snow and wetness. So my run yesterday was outside. Still only 4 miles and still kept them easy (which was hard to do because I felt great from all my rest). I've been toying around with some ideas on what to do to be prepared for the race. What can I do to deal with, most specifically running through ankle deep water. I started off by buying me a new pair of winter/trail running shoes. I'm a Brooks fan so I went with their GTX (mine are aqua color). So far, I'm loving them! The other idea I've toyed with is running with plastic bags on my feet. I know, it sounds awfully red neckish, but I've tried it and it really works. The combination of the two are bound to help me in my race. I will admit, I feel pretty silly about doing it, but if it works, it works!
3. Today marks the end of February. It sure doesn't feel like it. I don't normally equate March with a lot of snow, but everywhere I look there is LOTS of it. Won't be going anywhere anytime soon either. It's making the winter drag on longer than what it needs to be. I know it will accomplish anything by sitting here moaning about the situation, so let me just focus on my run numbers for this month.
I ran 139.35 miles in February. My vacation and recent rest days brought that down a little from last month. I have continued with my streaking and as of today I have ran for 277 days. I'm still have my Run This Year goal to run 2013 miles in 2013. So far I have logged 282.5 toward that goal. I'm actually a little behind to being on track, but I'm sure I'll catch up at some point. I'm sure running 31 miles in one day will help!
That's right....get out of here!!!!