the unique nipmuck finishers award.
tomorrow is the nipmuck trail marathon. i'm looking forward to revisiting this race, but can't say the same thing about the drive to get there in time for the 8 a.m. start. i need to set get up at 4:30, leave here just after 5 and meet emmy at 5:35, then we'll pick up rob at 5:50, and make the the hour and forty minute drive to ashford together.
the somewhat ambitious post-race plan i had to drive over to fdr state park for the north country news 5k, has been officially shelved. i was outvoted by emmy and rob, 2-1, thursday night when we went to the dso concert in westbury. no second race, just plenty of old-fashion socializing. it will be a long day, regardless, when the combined travel and race times are considered.
last year race conditions were wet and muddy - here is my 2007 race report. despite the possibility of a thundershower late this afternoon, the course should be relatively dry for the race. my time goal is to finish in less than 5 hours.
2007 post-race shot of the back of our legs (taken with emmy's water-logged camera): joe, bekkie, emmy, and me
check out emmy's blog for photos of us facing forward : D
to wrap up my training week, in addition to the pair of six milers i ran on wednesday and thursday, i added an additional 6 miles yesterday and 4 more today.
here are friday's splits:
and saturday's splits:
which is a total of 22 miles over the 4 days leading up to the race.