Thursday, October 16, 2008

Taper and Trails

MMTR last year. Scott ran me into the last aid station and would finish 33 miles of the 54 miles needed. This year will be different!!!


My last stage in this training for MMTR is here. This is the stage where you question yourself:

Have I done enough?
Am I ready?
What was I thinking signing up for this? (just playing)

Now all that is left is my taper and time to get my gear in line (details coming on this). One thing that is always recommended leading up to a big race is getting a bit of extra rest. No problem for me this week! With it getting dark so early I am having a hard time staying awake until 9pm. Man am I old or what?

Saturday will bring a 16 mile trail run. Team Dirty Feet will join me at a local State Park for 6-8 of those miles and then I will finish up the rest. Hard to believe that all those weeks and weeks or training is almost over. Yippeee!!

Robin

16 comments:

Marcy said...

I'm the same way. 9pm and I'm ready to hit the hay unfortunately the kid in me always pushes on for another 1-2 hrs. Making for a not so hot next day LOL

HAPPY TAPER!

Journey to a Centum said...

MMTR finish line here you come!
You are sooooooo ready!

We expect taper madness stories on your blog!

Runner Mom said...

You are going to do great! I am so proud of you! MMTR will be a piece of cake (not really, but...you know what I mean!)
Hugs,
Susan

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Rule #1 of racing: always trust your training. Enjoy your trail run this weekend and taper well.

Melanie said...

enjoy the extra rest and taper :)

Erin Leigh said...

That race sounds awesome!! Enjoy the extra rest.

Marlene said...

Enjoy your taper. I'm new to your blog, but you seem well-prepared to rock this race. It's waaaay outta my league, but I enjoy living vicariously through you extreme trail runners/ultra-marathoners. :) Can't wait to read about it.

Wes said...

So much wiser and smarter now!! You are trained. Trust in your training. What ever is going to happen is going to happen. Worrying about it will not help :-)

Go kick some butt!!

Judi said...

I am so so so excited for you. I know you have it in you to finish. You will do really well.

*aron* said...

WOO HOO for taper!! you have worked so hard i cant wait to see how the race goes!!

haha i am in bed before 9 these days too :)

BeachRunner said...

Happy tapering. Good luck (although you dont need it). You are so ready.

D10 said...

Enjoy the taper. You have worked so hard and made it seem easy! I hit the bed at 9 too.

COTY said...

Rest up & Enjoy your trail run.

Nick said...

At this point in the training it's so exciting for sure.


Okay, okay. I am turning over my swag to you.
I'm sure you'll take a sweaty hat, half empty bottle of Recover-Ease, and actually, a very clean pair of Dirty Girl Gaiters.

RunBubbaRun said...

Yeah, taper is coming.. getting close.. From your training schedule, your ready and time get that finish and some ultra "bling".

SLB said...

The hay is in the barn, enjoy the taper, you are so ready!