Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Making the leap..... it's Ultra time!

I can't believe it's that time already...   At this time on Saturday, I'm really hoping I can say I'm an ultra runner...   I think I'm ready....    I've trained for 16 weeks for this run, I hope it was the right training and it was enough...  

In my head I keep going from being confident and excited, to panicking and worrying that it's going to fall apart some how.   But on my short run yesterday I realized that it is exactly that....  in my head.  And that is where the outcome on Saturday will be determined.  I know my body can do this..  I just have to keep my mind as positive as well.

In addition to getting good advice from friends etc, I took advantage of the down time this week (and a little bit of the taper crazies) to also put up a post in the Trail and Ultra Running group on Facebook.  I am so glad I found this group...  tons of great advice and info, but more importantly, a really supportive and genuinely great group of people!  I got so much great advice for this race that it really gave me a boost this week, and I know I'll be thinking a lot about the great comments and support during my run..

Ok.. that's it, I just wanted to put a quick post up here to share what's going on in my head this week. For those of you racing as well soon, good luck on your adventures!!

Next post here will be from a new ultra runner!  :-)

Happy trails!



  1. Excellent!!!! You've SO got this buddy!!! Just walk whenever you need to

  2. right on jeff! have a great race, and looking forward to the post-event report. i'm tackling my first ever ultra in july (56k trail) so will be definitely interested in your insights!


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