This last weekend was our final training runs before the celebrated WTC. Shannon and I ran 10 miles on Friday (instead of Sat) as I had a ride scheduled on Saturday. Friday we started at Karen's Bakery and ran on the trail to the Aquatics Center. The sun was shining, the trails were perfect, just slight spots of mud (no PTSD episodes this time for me). It was a really fabulous run. My legs didn't feel so great the entire time; not sure why; just achy all over. But it might have been due to the hard hill workout I did on Wednesday. It was a great way to celebrate my buddy's birthday with her :) Shannon ran strong as usual....man...she is going to leave me in the dust at WTC! Sunday we headed out from Cavitt and took the beast, Bella with us. Ran to Twin Rocks for alittle over 8 miles. My legs felt better and I actually got a 2nd wind again...I haven't had one of those in many months.
I'm a little sad about this training ending. It will always be my 'first' ultra and nothing can usually compare with your firsts in life. It has been a fantastic journey and I've gained such a great friend through this process. Part of me doesn't want it to end (the head part), the body is screaming, "lets just lie on the couch, you don't need to run!" I know the day of the race will be filled with excitement, some anxiety, many bathroom stops, but we'll be there together and with all those who followed us through this journey. It's going to be a great day :)