Well, the weeks are coming to a close very quickly and my 24 hour Ultramarathon is almost here! My recent training runs have felt great and I’m even more excited that I only have a single ‘long’ run left (26) next weekend before it’s taper time! Tapering is my favorite part about training, no lie.
I’ve been reading up on the race as much as possible to prepare myself physically and mentally. The more I hear, the more excited I get! Apparently, there’s a portion of the loop that has a slight incline. Runners have lovingly named it Mount Hinson. Knowing my IT Bands and how much they hate running on all flat, I know they will be ecstatic to reach Mt. Hinson each loop to get some stretch.
I’ll admit, I’ve certainly had moments of sheer terror thinking “why in God’s name did I think I could run an Ultra?!” but then I remember how low key, low pressure this event is and how much I’ve actually trained for this, and the terror subsides.
My husband is excited to be out in nature and getting an opportunity to do some fishing. Little does he know that he will also be RUNNING with me.
How did you feel before your first Ultra?