Did my best to go slow and enjoy the sites around me. Unfortunately I continually saw my big gut sticking out in front, my hairy pits on the sides, and towards the end I would smell my own funk. Outside of that, I managed to keep a good attitude and decent pace going.
Nothing terribly exciting on my run other than my DailyMile tag is still there and I had a lorry (no, I'm not British but the thing wasn't a truck or a car it wasn't even a mini-van - the damn thing can only be classified as a lorry) try to play chicken with me. I won and he swerved. But I was ready to do a ditch dive.
No snakes or other critters although I heard plenty of something skittering on the edge of the road the entire time. Oh, I forgot about the pintail duck I startled off the side of the road swimming in some nasty-ass water that doesn't drain.
And that was it. One more run on Thursday before my big race on Saturday. And while a 50k is like a Junior Varsity race for many in the ultra community, the HAT 50k is more like a JV race run by Seniors. I feel way out of my league but I'm going to push through and do my best. Guess this means I should write up some goals.
Temps were about 65F to 70F. Humidity was noticeable today, probably about 60%. Sun came out for the second half, before that mostly clouds.
Fluids and Fuel:
This was a pre-lunch run. Breakfast was oatmeal, toast, yogurt, and coffee. During the run I had a bottle of Hammer Fizz and a bottle of watered-down Hammer Fizz. Recovery was chocolate ZICO.
Aches and Pains:
Not really any to speak of. Felt some minor tweaks and twinges in my left shin but nothing too terrible.
I left the sunglasses at home. Don't know why, just didn't feel like wearing them. Wore my too-small Hammer visor but it didn't give me a headache today. Also ditched the iPod just so I could chill and enjoy the surroundings.
Codename - I'll run up on your ass
A turkey vulture was enjoying some roadkill as I came running down the road. He was reluctant to move until I got close to him. Once I was within 10 feet or so he scampered off to the shoulder until I passed.
Outbound - 30:33
Inbound - 29:55
Finish - 1:00:28