Only 3 days left!
In only three days I will be running the Bighorn Wild and Scenic 50 mile trail race! I'm so excited!
The Bighorns are among my favorite mountain ranges. Above are photos taken from last years 2008 Bighorn Ultra at the Dry Fork Aid Station (turn on the sound). I'm looking forward to seeing this scenery for myself.
Us 50 milers have 15 hours max to finish the distance- and I plan on using every minute of it. At 18:00 min/mile as the slowest possible overall pace, it will be perfect training for my next hundred miler in August.
Why rush when you can go slow and enjoy the scenery?
Slow hurts a LOT less too!
These last few days I will focus on not stressing out too much at work, preparing my drop bags, gathering my gear, getting a good night's rest every night, and RELAX-ing (always easier to say than do). Oh yes and my favorite part of any pre-race taper: CALORIE-loading. Carbs are great but carb-loading is for short distance runners (marathon and less).
Now that I have several 50 milers under my belt, I'm much less apprehensive than I have been before such races in the past.
After all, this will only be 50 miles! A nice training run.