I should know better

Personal,Running by on December 1, 2006 at 9:25 am

I’m off to run my seventh marathon – the Tecumseh Trail Run. Here is the warning they have on their homepage:

Weather Notice 11/30/06
The Tecumseh Trail Marathon and Yellowwood Lake Fun Run will continue as scheduled. We understand the forecast is lousy for Friday. Considering the commitment of time and money that participants and volunteers have made, the race will continue as planned. We have contingency plans for potentially flooded areas. Saturday’s forecast looks comparatively pleasant. . . come ready to be flexible and knowing the trail will be wet.

We’ll be climbing 3500′ over the course of the run and descending 3800′ (elevation profile).

The real issue though? I’m not in the shape I should be in. Yeah, I’m in better shape than I was for the marathons I ran in college, but I haven’t put in the miles I’ve needed to put in. Well, at least its on a trail.

I do know better, but knowing and doing are two very different things.


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