Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Tapering Week...50-Miler on Saturday

Not a lot to report, because I'm tapering for my 50-mile trail race at Berryman. I'll drive down on Friday, and will be camping with fellow runners Hazel and Kyle in my Ultramobile Setup, near the start/finish line, again.

I had a great 11-mile trail run last Thursday night, with 5 of the Trail Nerds. We ran on the BuRP Parkway Trails, and crossed the Blue River 4 times and got our feet wet. Saturday we hit the same park again, this time with 10 Trail Nerds! Rick Mayo even made an appearance. I took Sunday off, I didn't run Monday, and will run 10 miles tonight in SM Park.

For the rest of my taper, I might run a little on Wednesday night, also. I will only lift weights today (before my run), and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday I'll just be a total slacker, other than attending a Board Meeting for the Kansas City Track Club on Thursday night. After the race, we might break camp and find a motel to shower and sleep, on Saturday night. I would prefer not to, but Hazel has requested this. (I don't mind "showering" in the water faucet in the campground). We'll wing-it, depending upon Kyle's plans, etc. Sunday, we'll drive the 6-hours back to KC. Monday is Memorial Day, and I'll be volunteering at the finish line for a big local race for the Kansas City Track Club. Monday, I might brew some homebrew, also.

12 comments:

Susan said...

Isn't tapering the best!!! GOod luck on the 50!

shliknik said...

You guy's have fun! Sorry I haven't been joining you guys at night. I've been enjoying the daylight hours on the trails!

olga said...

Enjoy your 50, best on a run!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

sounds like fun, good luck!

robtherunner said...

Have a great 50. I'm sure you won't dissappoint.

Sarah said...

Homebrew = yum! : ) Sounds like a fun way to spend the holiday weekend. Good luck on your 50.

Lora said...

I'm with Hazel on the real shower! Have fun at the 50!

running42k said...

Good luck on the race

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Thanks everybody! Think cool thoughts for me. It's supposed to be a record high-temp day, with lots of humidity on Saturday.

Kim said...

Ew, humidity and heat! But it's a race! Good luck on the race and enjoy those homebrews after, and I will be looking for the race report!

Gregg Lynn said...

Good luck, Ben. Have a great race.

Kitty said...

How did you do?! 50?! Thats just crazy! Hope you and your family/friends had a great weekend!