Hahahaha. I was just pondering this. And I went to log in and you've put this ditty on. I'm pretty excited. I totally scaled back the milage and took on a 10k approach. In the past I've stuck to 1/2 marathon milage thinking I'd be running for 1:20. But I've come to realise all the winners on Red are around the hour mark. So I thought.....speed and high leg turnover. Now I see 600m and 400m of climb and my heart sank. But generally I like hills so bring it!!
The next problem is map work. January/February was pretty good but the last race at Dana Peak I made some pretty poor errors. I was hoping to run one of your weekend courses this week but I've been too busy to even ask.
The answer is, I feel great. But as we know one crappy mistake and it's months of training wasted. I'm excited.
Run a little cautious at the beginning. Get into the flow of the map while minimizing mistakes and you'll do much better than trying to go fast and making a large mistake.
Agreed. That's going to be the plan...at least until the lad 2mins behind catches me. Then it's panic stations. Thanks.