Thursday, April 17, 2008

Heading to San Francisco - Ruth Anderson 100k

I head out tomorrow for RA100k. I'm now back to looking forward to it (as opposed to dreaming up new ways of weasling out). I have had such a long taper that I just can't wait to run! I think Tim is about ready to make me run next to the car on the way to the airport - I don't do very well with tapering, especially after having the forced taper of being sick! Four weeks is waaaaaaaay too long for a taper.

This week I took it easy, just running a little every day to keep my legs moving and the craziness in check. I finally felt like I could put some miles in, but knew that would be stupid (although it took a lot of talking to my self to convince my self that it would be really stupid). I'm hoping that my enthusiasm will remain for 62 miles!

On a different, but still running related, topic (my favorite kind), how about Jamie Donaldson at Umstead and Julie Berg at McNaughton? Do those ladies rock, or what!? Jamie beat her own course record by 40+ minutes and Julie won McNaughton for the second year in a row! Both women almost won OVERALL in very tough fields. I am beyond impressed. I can't wait to watch what they do the rest of the year! Congrats Jamie and Julie!

I know some of you are racing this weekend or next, so I can't wait to get back and check in on everyone. Happy running!

7 comments:

Jamie Donaldson said...

Carilyn,

HELLO!!!!!!!!!! I found your blog by accident today and am so excited! I was searching for my race results and up popped some listings and your blog! I just looked quickly, but it sounds like you are doing really well! Good luck this weekend at the RA 100k. You are good with keeping your pace in control at the beginning, but I know what you mean about things feeling fast! I ran a 50k earlier this year and felt like I was sprinting the entire time. I'll stick with the 100 milers and beyond :)! I'll keep in touch! Go for it!

Carilyn said...

Hey Jamie! Great to hear from you! Awesome job at Umstead! I was so excited to hear you smashed your course record from last year (which was already incredibly fast!)! I don't know if we'll cross paths at any races coming up, but I hope to see you soon.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

good luck and have fun!

olga said...

Go kick some but, and have the bestest time ever!

Scott said...

Good luck!!!!!

Bev said...

Go get 'em Carilyn! Can't wait for the race report.

Bob Gentile said...

Have a great RA100k Carilyn!!

I look forward to ur race re-cap!!