Runner. Mother. Writer (kind of). I don't know, but I am trying to figure it out.
Today I feel like a horrible friend. Operation talk someone out of a race has officially started.
Last night I pointed out the average pace she’d need to maintain. (18 minutes). She said if she finished this 50k in the time limits then she’d be good to go. But the 50k allows for a minimum pace of 23 minutes per mile.
That’s a huge difference that if she’s close to cut off…sigh. I don’t know. She’s thrown up every time we ran together…and these are only 10-14 mile runs.
People do your homework. I’d never of agreed if I knew it would require two nights away from home. I told her we had to go home after the race. Even if it was late. Which will be miserable.
I think I’m just antsy to sign up for the race I want to do. This is mostly the reason. Which is why I feel selfish. I can find very valid reasons why this is a horrible idea but this is the under lying cause.
And I want to do the 48 hour run. I’ll probably pick the 24 but it’s tempting.
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Oh I got asked to pace the monster dash half marathon in October.
I’ve been reevaluating my race schedule. Things are getting too messy. And I’m being a little selfish.
Short version: I want to run a 24 hour race. The one that works the best for me is November 22nd. (There’s another one in October, but I don’t think it works for me…) But my friend is running a 50 miler that day. I told her I’d pace her. The problem is there’s no way she’ll be ready by then. I don’t say that to be mean but she DNFed this weekend, finishing around 14 miles in around 6 hours.
She ran a 7 hour road marathon. I think a 15 hour time limit is tight. But none of this is really of concern to me.
Except that she expects me to go. I wish I’d known it was a 4 hour drive before I said okay. But she was there for my 50 miler. And I’m grateful.
There is a 50k in September that I hope shows where she is. Yeah, the nice thing to do is suck it up and go. Regardless of whether or not she finishes. I don’t want to spend the money and time though if I know her chances are low.
I’m hoping to talk her in to the 24 hour race. It is 20 minutes away.Like the title says, suggestions welcome. What would you do?