Wednesday, June 23, 2010

58 Days to Go - Full on Freak Out

58 days.  Less than two months to go.  This might seem like a lot, but not to me.  I've been counting down to August 21st for...the last 223 days.  And now it is less than two months away.  That means five more weeks of build up, three weeks of "taper", and then it is game on.

That causes the following reaction.










My weekly mileage runs are not high enough, I haven't run far enough, I'm too slow...blah blah blah been down this path before.  Needless to say, if I'm freaking like this with two months to go, I hate to even imagine what kind of Super Freak I will be pulling around race time.  Beware.




I had a rest week last week.  It was thirty miles.  I'm not going to even mention how many weeks I have had running over thirty miles in my entire life, but it is not a lot.  Strange for it to be a "rest" week.  I'm hoping to hit sixty for the first time this week, and max at 75 or so before the taper begins.  Right. You know in this fantasy runs-a-lot world I live in.

5 comments:

Indi said...

wow...I can only imagine the anticipation!! I ran my first trail last week...a short 2.8miler and loved it. Hoping to get more trail running in this summer as well. although can't even fathom the distance you are doing. You will do great I'm sure!!

Meg said...

Just catching up on your old posts, you actually ran for 9 hours. 9 hours!! That has to count for something in this training, right?! Two months is still a good amount of time, too!! Don't panic yet, yet....

Linnea said...

Ahhh you'll be fine. Just make sure to in get in at least one long run or so. No prob. You're da bomb. Two months is like a century. You might as well wait to start training until like 6 weeks from now. *hug*

HappyTrails said...

Panic really alters your appearance Ace - I did not even recognize you in that picture... ;-)

Hope you have a great week and get on the long run wagon this weekend!

joyRuN said...

30 miles makes for a scary rest week - so glad I'm having 0 miles for my rest weeks ;)