Thursday, September 07, 2006
50K this weekend
Today was my regular 5+ run with friends. Its a somewhat hilly route but we took it slow. Hmmm...when I look at my time it wasn't slower than I usually run it...actually a bit on the fast side. But it felt slow and easy so I guess that's what counts.
McKenzie River is on Saturday. It was originally going to be my first 50K but I snuck in the Mt Hood PCT 50K in July. Knowing that I've done it before certainly gives me a degree of confidence going into this one. McKenzie River will be different because...well...because its a different race. But I'll also run this one alone. I'm looking forward to the challenge of pushing myself. Weather conditions look good...60-70's and partly cloudy with a chance of showers. It looks like the boys will be able to meet me at most of the aid stations.
1 - Finish
2 - Feel as good as I did at Mt Hood
3 - Meet or beat my PR of 6:58
They are all equal goals and I think all are doable.
By the way, Scott Jurek is on the registered entrants list. I'm taking the early start so I'll get to see him pass me. Very cool.
I think its going to be a wonderful run!