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Monday, September 17, 2012

North Coast 24 Hour.

In 5 days I will be running my first timed event. The North Coast 24 hour race in Cleveland at Edgewater park. Am I ready for it? I don't know really what to expect so not really. But my feelings are, maybe being a little naive, but how hard can it be compared to Vermont or last years Burning River? the course is a .9 mile loop in a park on a paved trail on the waterfront. SOunds "easy", but I'm sure mentally it will be tough.
My logic is that if I can run 50 miles in 8 hours and 45 minutes at Sulphur Springs on a fairly hilly course then I should be able to get 50 miles done in 10 hours at least and then another 14 hours to complete the last 50 miles to get 100 in. Easy eh? I'm sure it won't be, but I will hopefully have fun trying. My goal is to complete 100 miles and get a buckle. I think it will also be a confidence booster after struggling at Vermont. Its been a struggle to get back on track since, but a few changes in direction and staying away from races (as hard as that has been) has helped in the healing.
I started a strength and core training program a few weeks ago and I hope to see some fruits from that in a few months. I think I know what my problems have been over the past year and hope to make the necessary changes. lack of strength, not enough long solo runs, too many events, no hill work..... So the changes have started. Now I just need a boost of confidence.
So a drive to Cleveland and run around in circles for 24 hours and see what it leads.

Follow to come next week. Keep your fingers crossed.