Something funny popped up on my calendar yesterday:
Whoops! Apparently, the Cape Cod Ragnar is only three weeks away and I've managed to completely forget about it. I googled the course map and elevation chart and I'm not really worried.
I'm not running an ultra, so the legs aren't terribly long and the elevation looks comparable to my neighborhood runs. I've even been doing two-a-days a lot lately with Bungee on trails. It's like my subconscious knew it should be training even if the rest of me is an idiot.
UPDATE: Looks like I did all of that non-training for nothing. I got an email this morning saying that our team organizer couldn't put the team together (it was being put together through our running store), so I have another free weekend, now!
Yesterday, I woke up to cooler temperatures, but more crazy humidity, so I kept putting off my run. Finally, at 4, I decided to brave it. Luckily, the humidity dropped and the temperature stayed around 50. My run felt freaking amazing. I blazed through the run and ignored my low-batteried beeping Garmin until I got home 7 miles later. I figured I'd pick up Bungee and do a cool down run with her.
It seems Miss Bungee has gotten herself into shape, though. Instead of running her usual 11-12 minute miles on the road, she was cruising between 8 and 9 min/mile. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but I'm excited that she was running for real. She can do over 5 miles on trails, I wonder if it'll translate to the road. We'll see.
Have you run a Ragnar? Advice?
Do you ever forget you've registered for races?