Friday, October 16, 2009

It's marathon season! WOOT!

Today we leave for Palo Duro Canyon, for the Palo Duro 50k.  Am I ready? 
Let's see...

  • I ran 88 miles in August, 100 miles in September, and 80 so far in October.
  • I'm not injured (last year I had shin splints)
  • I've got a working iPod.  I've even got a backup iPod.
  • I've got my injinjis and pink leopard gaiters. 
  • My hair is finally long enough to put into two, two-inch razzy-spazzy little pony tails. 

Hell yes, I'm ready.  What else do I need?  Oh, I mean other than athleticism.  SERIOUSLY. 


Joining me on this quest--well not joining me but also doing this race--is DreadPirate, Sweet Baboo, and a host of buddies who don't have blogs.  It's supposed to be really nice this weekend. 

My goal: To beat last year's time of 8:25:51, even if it's by seconds. I would be happy with, say, 8:25:49.  My only other 50K run was 8:26:55, so I'd like to PR on this trail. I'll go as far as telling you that my FANTASY goal is coming in under 8 hours.  yep.  that's a fantasy, alright!  Reality is somewhere between, right?


Happy Trails, y'all.  See you Saturday night!



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8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're all set. Good Luck!

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  2. Good luck, and most importantly, have fun!

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  3. Good luck Misty!
    :)

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  4. Good luck! And enjoy the time with your buddies.

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  5. Do good Ms. Athlete!!

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  6. 50 freaking K. 8 hours. 9. Whatever. Amazing is what it is!

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  7. Good luck you funky pigtailed, pink leopard gaitor wearing badass!

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