HTC has been on my calendar for months. There hasn't been a day I haven't thought about it with excitement, anticipation, and a dose of nerves. But now that it's really here I can't quite believe it. I feel unbelievably lucky to be a part of Nuun's well organized team. Not even lucky, more like spoiled. To be coming to Hood to Coast for the first time and not have the responsibility of assembling a team, renting a van, finding post race accommodations, loading up on food... coordinating anything really. I just get to show up and run.
|my htc legs!|
I have been doing my best in this month post wedding/honeymoon to get in shape for HTC. Last week I ended up taking two rest days just to avoid going over 50 miles. Which was my goal for next week! Ahead of the game so I'm forcing my foot off the gas pedal. Better to be smart.
Mileage: 34.5 (5 days/5 runs)
Key Workout: LR 10 miles at 7:10 pace
Mileage: 40 (5 days/5 runs)
Key Workouts: 12.5 mile LR. Track workout 4 x mile, 2 x 800
Mileage: 46 (5 days/6 runs)
Key Workouts: 13 mile LR, Track 2 x 1.5 mile - 1 x mile, double
Week Four (this week)
Planned Mileage: 50-52 (6 days/6 runs)
Key Workouts: LR, Track, HTC (triple?)
To mentally prepare, I bought the HTC movie and watched it last week. I just needed to try and understand what I'm getting in to. Now at least I can somewhat visualize the event. Can't wait to be a part of it all and report from the road!
I also ran my first double workout since spring last Sunday, 12.5 miles at 7:30am and 4.5 miles at 10:45pm. I wanted to mimic what HTC would be like. Night running is fun, despite my intense fear of raccoons. Those things look ready to tangle.
Nuun has three teams this year - morning, noon and night. I'm team night (or team night light). We are going for the neon look, lighting up the night!
|always buzzing like neon|
Anyone else doing Hood to Coast? Veterans: Advice? Newbies: Good luck to us!