Why can't I get past the idea that maybe 12 hours of running won't be "fun"?
Here are some things you could do in 12 hours:
|Fly from Seattle to Tokyo NON-STOP: 10 hours! I'd still have 2 more hours of running.|
|Drive from Seattle to Reno, Nevada plus a few extra minutes. Reno!!|
|Read half a Tolstoy novel.|
|Watch "Titanic" almost FOUR times.|
My training has been staggered these past couple of months, tapering for marathons, recovering from marathons and just being busy with my family. I'd venture to say it's a bit late to tack on high mileage at this point seeing how it's about 6 weeks away and I have a marathon, Ragnar Relay, an 8k and a half marathon scheduled between now and then.
The course record for women is held by my very good friend, Jessica Bienvenue. I love ya, girl, but you know I will be keeping your record in mind. At least in the beginning before the delusions set in. We will loop around Capital Lake, 1.5 miles each go around. I will have to loop de loop 41+ times to take over the course record, assuming no other woman is plotting the same thing.
What can you do in 12 hours?
Here's a preview of what I will look like on August 12th.