Tomorrow (Tuesday) I want to time trial for 35-40 miles just see where I am in regards to fitness. I think one thing that this blog (the readers of this blog actually) does is give me a little accountability. I think anytime we declare our goals to others we can feed off that. If I fail tomorrow though, and you give me shit for it, I will fight you.
The Dizzy Fifties course is 1 lap of 11.5 miles, then 4 laps of 9.5 miles. The aid stations are at the end of each lap. Tomorrow the two goals are to practice nutrition. A loose plan for Dizzy Fifties will be to run the first and last lap sans Camelbak. If I go in to the race well hydrated and fueled then I am wondering if I need my Camelbak. Not sure if that is a smart thing to do, so I'll try it in a workout first. I also want to hold goal pace tomorrow for as long as possible. Of course I have a goal pace for Dizzy Fifties. That's me. And the goal is a solid one too. But once again, not sure if my goal is stupid or not so I'll see tomorrow. I'll also try some natural fruit bars as my solid nutrition to see how they sit. I got them at Target and each bar has 140 calories and are just pureed fruit. They're about 1/3 the price of a gel.
This is all new to me, so this is how I'll learn.