Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Less than 3 days to go

Nothing to see here, just a quick post to say all seems to be going well in preperation for the Lakeland 100. My thoughts dive between, "what am I doing, I can't do this, I can't be ready, something will go wrong" to "I can do this, I've done plenty of preperation, I'll be ready, I'll get around one way or another, afterall people do harder things than this". But I guess this is all normal. A bit of fear beats overconfidence and underpreperation, which are far more dangerous in my book.

I packed the bag up tonight with all the required kit for the event. Following an adress rehearsal run with it last Saturday for 15 fairly easy undulating miles I've made a few tweaks and I'm happy with that. On that Saturday run I also ran the mathematics in my head and figured out my rough calorific requirements per CP, which I could digest, on an ideal day, with no gastro distress. Afterwards, I also wrote down a plan of how I hope it will all go. Just hours, mileages per hour (based on day night and stage of race) and cumulative mileage. Its all rounded up or down to the nearest mile per hour so i doubt it will be accurate, but it is somewhat reassuring. It all helps me feel like I won't be panicing, rushing things last minute and forget something really important. 100m is a long way to go with the nagging mental demons telling you you've mucked up your prep, forgot this, should have brought that, etc.....

In the meantime I'll post my Wasdale report up in the next few days. I know it was over a week ago now, my writing is even slower than my running. Some of you who may be reading already know what happened, but for those who don't.. This race brought about an interesting first for me.

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