Image by Looking Glass via FlickrI am ready to go.
Someone asked me the always asked question of, "Are you ready?" in reference to Saturday's North Fork 50 miler. The way my brain worked, I instantly tried to think of a reason for why I'm not. I couldn't think of one.
I don't have a ton of miles but I've had some good hard runs. I've put in some relevant mileage. Other than a few shin twinges my legs feel fresh and ready to tear up the mountain. I could be a lot lighter but I'm on my way down. I'm leaner and meaner than I was last year. I know how I will feel after nine hours in the heat. I know I will want to stop, but right now I'm preparing to do what is necessary. I will feel pain, I will want to quit, I will want to slow down, I will want to give up. I will not.
Instead, I'm going to have fun running 50 miles in the mountains.
Bill S. Preston, Esquire would demand nothing less.