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Running the Helvetia Half Marathon tomorrow…

Posted by bunchgrasser on June 13, 2008

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I’m willingly going to subject my body to 13.1 miles of pavement pounding abuse by running the Helvetia Half. I had been logging plenty of miles up until June 2nd (both on my own and with my Portland Fit group), when I spent a week in Orlando for work. I planned to run during that week, but the soaring heat (mid 90’s) and my work scheduled ruined that plan.

So, I missed an entire week of running and (unsuccessfully) attempted to catch up this week here at home. Normally tapering is a good thing, but when you do it a week too early – it can be a major problem. I’m always amazed at how quickly your body loses its edge when you back off the miles.

I also took the opportunity to drive the course yesterday. You know, the rolling hills always look so small when your in a car. I suspect those hills between miles 4-7 will feel much larger tomorrow. Well, wish me luck and I’ll post my results soon.



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