I got a nice surprise yesterday. My cell phone rang, I noticed it was an out of state call, and to my surprise it was the one and only Bob (Blog My Runs) on the other line. If you are not aware he just ran in the GTR 100 Mile Ultramarathon this past weekend. The race report is 100% worth reading and what excited me more than anything was that he nailed the nutrition. Not an easy thing in Ultra's.
His call was all about sharing advice, knowledge, his experience and I took all of the information in like a sponge. No book can help you understand what goes into these events like talking with someone first hand. And did I mention what a motivational boost it gave me? I was pumped and even more excited for MMTR after I got off of the phone. THANKS BOB!!!!
Training for the week is right on track. Doing a 12 miler mid week is never easy just due to the time it takes but i did it. Do or die I will hit my 49 miles for the week.
Monday - 5 miles (8:40 pace) / full weights
Tuesday - 12 miles (8:50 pace)
Wednesday - 1 hour cycle
Thursday - 7 miles / full weights
In other news..... our fish died. How in the world a beta fish can live as long as ours did amazes me (3 years). So many times we were convinced that it had died but no...just at the last minute before we would pour it in the toilet it would somehow come alive again. Not this last time.
Don't I look sad? (Take One)
Goodbye Big Red (Take Two)
Go ahead... think bad of me but I loved this fish..... really... LOL!!!