Today I did my longest ever training run. To simulate the mental beatdown that 100 miles might be, I made it a 3 loop course. To simulate as much as possible the terrain that I might find at Vermont, I made that course include Turkey Creek at Umstead. Here are today's lessons learned/weirdo epiphanies:
- If you're going to be running 42 miles, and some sizeable chunk of it solo, it would be best to expose yourself to a variety of musical options in the week preceding the run. While I do like Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," 28 or so miles of the chorus was a bit much.
Now you, too, can sing this for 42 miles!
|...or this may have a more lasting effect|
- Fresh socks make you feel like a new person. For a while, anyway.
- I thought I was really clever when I came up with the idea that I was doing a triathlon, complete with transition zones, except all the events were 'run'. I'm still mildly amused by it (enough to include it here), but it is not 'really clever'.
- The promise of cantaloupe is very motivational.
- I forgot to put body glide somewhere. Much sadness.
- Vespa is still awesome.
- Shannon is also awesome.
Thanks for indulging this silliness!