Friday, August 10, 2007

Day Before Howl at the Moon: 8 Hour Race



We leave tonight for Howl at the Moon! It's a 3 1/2 hour drive, and I remember Rob, Running Further, telling me you're not supposed to drive further than the race distance, so I think I have that right this time!!

I'm having the usual dreams of forgetting my water bottle, getting lost in the woods and not having my running shoes with me. Now I know I'm really excited!!

I don't know what to expect and that's part of the fun. I have never tried anything like this so I'm just going to enjoy the experience and see what the day holds for me.

Coach Lisa instructed me to do a run/walk at 3/2 minutes with a ten-minute walk and to rest for 5 minutes each hour. Then, when I really have to, just walk. So those are my orders and I'll stick with it.

Haight has his lounge chair all ready -- and the cooler will be filled with his favorite beer. Why do I feel he may have the better deal here????? What a lucky man he is!

Interesting info: the website states that they got the name Howl at the Moon in honor of the RD's brother who passed away and was a lover of wolves. I just love that. So no, I won't be howling at the moon anytime soon - but I will honor the memories of loved ones lost.

And away I go................

7 comments:

Jack said...

Have fun, can't wait to hear all about it!!

E-Speed said...

oh wow! I can't wait to hear about this! It sounds like so much fun. You can really push your limits and see how far your legs can take you! I think the coaches plan sounds perfect.

Steve said...

A timed ultra..how cool!
So you're going to see how are you can run in 8 hours? Im sure you'll do 50 or so.
:)

Just have fun!

RunBubbaRun said...

Have fun out there, you will do great. I wish I was out there with ya running and howling as well..

Good luck..

Deb said...

Have a great time (for a great cause)!

robtherunner said...

How exciting! Sounds like good orders from Coach Lisa. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Firefly's Running said...

Have fun! Very interested in how the race goes.