my ultra-runner friend ben dicke has described ultra-running as “an eating and drinking competition with some running mixed in.”
there’s a great deal of truth in that statement. if you don’t figure out a way to fuel yourself, you’ll bonk and fail.
for me, my ability to consume fuel during long runs is directly related to the weather. two weeks ago, during a long run on the bear chase race course, it turned hot and my stomach rebelled. hard.
and so, i’ve begun to obsessively check weather forecasts for sunday.
there had been a forecast out there that was predicting a high in the mid-80’s and brilliantly sunny.
ugh… oh dear LORD, no…
i’m choosing/ hoping/ trusting in weather.com for now… 71, partly cloudy w/ 20% chance of rain.
related… things that are approximately the same distance apart as the length of my race:
- pueblo and colorado springs, colorado
- provo and salt lake city, utah
- cheyenne and laramie, wyoming
- wichita and hutchinson, kansas
- “reality” and “reality tv”
- the NFL and NFL fans
but, i digress.
gotta go, gotta rest.
thanks for reading
the forecast is still the same for sunday…