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Oh man oh man oh man. Race day is coming up quick. 24 days may seem like a lot if you are going on vacation or if you are waiting for a large sum of money but when waiting for race day 24 days seems all too soon. I have been training for weeks and weeks for the Blues Cruise 50k. This will be my first official Ultra. My #1 Goal is to finish, there is an 8 hour sweep and know I have trained hard.

Some of my long training runs left me feeling doubtful about race day and others left me feeling confident. I think that is the way it goes when training for any distance event. This race is going to take hours and hours to finish I am prepared for that. My biggest concern is keeping my mind strong during the event. I know my lungs are strong. I know my legs are strong. I know my heart is strong, it is my head that always worries me!

I am still running 5 times a week right now but my mileage is stepping down. This Satruday Im scheduled to run 14 miles and I'm very excited. Next weekend will be hard when I only have to run for 30 minutes on Saturday and a 10k on Sunday. The timing works out great though because next Saturday is my husbands birthday as well as our 1st Annual Softball Tournament so needless to say I wont be sitting at home feeling sorry for myself that I cant go on a long run!

As it gets even closer to race day I will be looking for lots of encouraging words so I can reflect on them during my run. I will be asking athletes what has helped them keep their mind strong during a long event like this. Please keep it positive! Now is not the time for horror stories. Thank you




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  1. YOU CAN DO IT! I'm running it with a friend of mine - my first Ultra. WOO HOO!!! It's gonna be a mudfest! :)

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    1. See you there hopefully Joaquin doesnt show up!

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