Thursday, October 11, 2007

50, now that's a big number

Ok, so this past week I've been preoccupied with work so much that I haven't given much thought to this weekend's race, the Dick Collins Firetrails 50 Miles. But now that it's just a little over a day away, the enormity of the challenge ahead is beginning to weigh on me. 50 miles--now that's a lot of ground to cover. Just at the beginning of this year, the thought of running this long is insane. Several months later and over a thousand miles later, the insanity of this undertaking has not lessened, though now I am actually going to attempt it.

I've been pretty relaxed till I started to talking to a couple of friends about it this week, and well, I wonder if I've been taking this race a little too lightly. As evidenced by my previous post, my training has not been all that great which makes this race even daunting now.

Oh my, what have I gotten myself into?

Well, I'm traveling tomorrow to the Bay Area for the run. The race is on Saturday morning, and hopefully at the end of the day, I can say, "50, now that's a big number I just ran today."


norabarnacle said...

Good luck to you. You're a super star for doing it, no matter what time you finish in!

TRF said...

Hi eric,

Goodluck on your Big 50!, I'll wait for your race report & lots of pics ok? :)

Addy said...

we'll be good! That number is really sinking in for me too :)

Travel safely! See you tomorrow!

rick said...

You'll be fine and you'll be amongst friends, people you've already met and people you've yet to meet. You already know how this goes. Just go easy and if you are feeling great halfway through pickup the pace. See you tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Good luck E-rod and stay healthy! If something starts hurting really bad...STOP!

Greg said...

Dude, relax. Forget everything you know and run.

jun-o said...

homeboy, around this time you'd have smoked the 50-long and wondered how and what you just did. congratulations. i'm still here. just couldn't find any parallel reason to be writing the blog, but i'm still here, doing the same stuff. i look forward to hearing the after-mission brief from your latest adventure. mabuhay ka, eric!