Friday, April 11, 2008

In Knots

I'm gonna admit something to you guys. I'm a bit scared heading into this Mt. Diablo 50-mile event. I think it's an irrational fear rooted from my first year of doing ultras. My second ultra back in 2003 was the Mt. Diablo 50k. It was a hot day and it took me 8 hours to finish. It would be another 3 years before I would return to the course. Here I am in 2008 and a veteran of many triathlons including an Ironman, many, many ultras including 6 100-milers and my stomach is in knots thinking about this one 50-miler. Precious.

You're never too experienced or too strong for a butt-whoopin I say.

9 comments:

  1. A little fear is good. I'd be worried if I ever totally lost that feeling. Good luck!

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  2. Scared is good, gives a respect for the course, keeps you smart. Now fear is not, so stop obsessing and go have fun!

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  3. Squirt =P7:49 PM

    "Somtimes, I have to just suck it up...and eat it"

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  4. I didn't know you did Ironman. Now you are my BFF.

    Oh yeah, about your fear, you are an Ironman. Try to relax and enjoy!!!

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  5. PS Wish I had more helpful advice but you have been training hard and I think you are going to do awesome!!

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  6. Diablo is something to have a bit of fear about (even though you'll totally conquor it at the race!) It's a tough mountain worthy of respect :)

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  7. See you at Finley Road A/S (mile 31)..I'll have the violin ready if you need it.

    Best of luck.

    Will G.

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  8. You're so cute! I love it! Like Lisa, I was unaware that you did an IM. Daaaannnnnnnggggg. You truly are insane ;-)

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  9. Ooh, the race is today on the 12th, isn't it? I hope it went well for you, and that you had a great experience, Rick!

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