Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I am pumped! Tomorrow I fly out to Portland then drive down to Mt. Hood for the Mt Hood Pacific Crest Trail Ultramarathon Scott McQueeney Memorial Run - maybe the longest name for an ultra :) . I have to pack all of my camping gear in a suitcase for the flight, which just seems funny, but seems like the best way to get it all out there. I'll pick up a rental car and cruise down to the Clackamas Lake campground and get all set up. Then probably just relax for the night. I know there are other arriving tomorrow too, so I should have some company.
As far as how I feel, mentally I feel ready to take this on and really push hard. Physically, I have a small calf strain and an almost recovered sprained ankle, so I don't think either will hold me back from doing well. I could have done without the ankle being rolled, but it did keep me in check and forced me to rest.
I plan on a nice easy pace on the way out. I'll have my camera with me so I can get some pictures of what looks to be some beautiful views (like that pic below). Carrying a camera might be a bit of an annoyance, but with the baby on the way, I don't know the next time I will be able to travel somewhere like this for a race for a while, so I think it will be totally worth it. Once I get to the turn around, I will just drop the camera off for the returning drop bags. Then work on picking up the pace for a good finish.
I'll be doing a little mobile posting from my phone pre and post race so some small update here and there, so check back.
Enjoy your weekends!!!!
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