Friday, May 7, 2010

The Shortest Pre-Race Freak-Out Ever

Right about now, I'm thinking, "What was I thinking? 40 miles. Not even 40 road miles, but 40 trail miles. Oh my god, how can I get out of this? "

Hmm. That's not good.

Best to just set aside the doubts, and go blindly/ stupidly into the abyss. That's right- it's my style. I own it.

The next time I post, I will be telling you what a _______ race I had. How I _______ it. How I ran until my ______ fell off and I ________ the ground.

It's gonna be cool. Way cooler than Mad Libs.

Later, dudes.


Tara over at Colorado Runner is running her FIRST marathon on Sunday!! Woo Hoo! How cool is that? Go wish her luck.

Matt Patten is a guy who runs. He's running the Ice Age 50M tomorrow. In my book, that just makes him sexy.


  1. Oh Mad Libs...let's see what we can do with that:

    1. sweet-ass
    2. killed
    3. tits
    4. kissed


  2. You'll rock it! Have fun! Some things to remember, make a decision now that when it gets tough you won't quit.

    You will walk/hike, that is part of the ultra deal.

    Take the time to chat with the other runners, it makes it more fun!!!

  3. Enjoy every little bit - even the crappiest bits!

    I'm look forward to your race report.

  4. Can't wait to see what you put in those blanks. Good luck--you'll rock it!

  5. You're gonna do great - no worries!

  6. Awww...thank you so much for the shout out! You are too kind. :)

    A 40 mile trail run? Wow! I'm sure that you are going to rock it; best of luck to you!

    I can't wait to get some trail runs in after my marathon.

  7. Take it slow and HAVE FUN :)

  8. Psyche,

    Take a big breath and relax. Here is the real deal.

    There is nothing you can do from a few days ago until tomorrow morning to improve. You can only do damage.

    So... chill. Don't worry about food too much beacuase you will have to eat anyway. You will probably have to do bio breaks too, so don't sweat it.

    The night before my first 50 I freaked out too.

    Run when you can, walk when you need to.

    Not many people have the guts to toe the line, and you are.

    Looking forward to the report.

  9. You'll do GREAT!

    EDIT: you know how I know?? the word verification was "yesses" I can't make that up

  10. Excited for ya! Enjoy the experience and report when you can.

  11. Woohooo, run you're heart out, and have a blasty!!!! Can't wait to read about it!!! Be tough!

  12. opps, that's "your" - hate it when I do that!

  13. Your going to kill it . Good luck cant wait to hear how it went

  14. I hope you have a great run tomorrow!

  15. I hope that everything went well for you! I am sure you did wonderful:) Looking forward to the race recap girl!

  16. I love Mad Libs! And a 40 mile trail race, you so rock! I'll drink whatever crazy Kool-Aid you're making!