|A photo I took on a trip in 2012. I've always found the rainbow kind of comforting and eerie all at the same time.|
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I got a little mixed up on the Friday Five themes, apparently last week was "Fall Races". So this week?
My Five Fall Races
It may be pumpkin spice everything season for everyone else, but for me, it is not only my favorite time of year (Thanksgiving is getting so close!), it is my most favorite time of the year to run races!
The cool(ish), crisp weather makes me so happy! I can't wait until Saturday morning. It will be 67 degrees when I plan to start my last longish run before race season!
40 miles. In 9 days. It's happening.
In my mind, I've already ran 36 (a 34 miler with a really wrong turn), so what's 4 more?! (I need to keep telling myself next Saturday around mile 30).
This is part of the Endurance Buzz Adventure's 5 series challenge. It will likely be the most difficult I've done. The pictures are terrifying, yet I can't wait to get out there! I think this will be my biggest challenge yet. I feel ready, yet I still worry about finishing within the allotted time. Being a very technical trail with some pretty massive climbs, I know it is going to be slow going with a great deal of sun exposure. The time cut off is what scares me the most, but it is what will push me the hardest.
Apparently there are some hills or something like that. Rusty crown? You mean, tiara? Sign me up!
|photo cred: EBA|
Palo Duro 50k
|Can you believe this is in Texas?!|
Big Cedar Endurance Run
Isle du Bois
The last of the EBA high five series, this one is still up in the air as well. Not due to my decision making, but due to the fact that the park where it happens was underwater for so long this spring and summer from all of the rain we received in Texas this year. Repairs are starting to be made to the trail and the park has opened up a few routes, so hopefully it'll happen! What I'm really looking forward to is getting my bell! Because isn't that a good enough reason to run 130+ miles over 5 events for? Makes perfect sense to me!
So these are the races that I'm looking forward to this fall, what's on tap for you?
Big thanks to Courtney @Eat, Pray, Run DC, Mar @ Mar on the Run and Cynthia @You Signed Up For What? for the Friday Five Link-Up!