Friday, August 24, 2012

bulldog 25K - the day before

went out for an easy 4.08M run last night around the neighborhood as a last sort of tune-up in advance of tomorrow's race. threw a few things in the hydration pack and brought it along as well, just to see if it rubbed the wrong way while wearing a singlet.

tonight's plans are to carb load on pasta at fritto misto in santa monica after work, but otherwise rest up and take it easy.

the 25K kicks off at 7:30am tomorrow - the 50K runners push off at 6:30am - so i'll be sure to arrive early to take care of all the registration stuff. i've studied the course map (which lists where the three aid stations will be) and formulated an electrolyte & calorie plan, so mentally i have a strategy in place on where i'd like to be at any given time and when i should be eating.

as it's the longest distance i will have covered to date, i'm aiming to finish in under 3 hours. it's a beast of a course, what with the steep 3.4M ascent up bulldog motorway at mile 3 to go with three mini peaks in miles 7-10, along with one last killer climb at mile 13. however, i feel like my training has gone well so far, so i'm anxious and excited to see it all put to the ringer.

fingers crossed and wish me luck!

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