USATF Phidippides award: Rated M, as in Mature and... Masters! - A disclaimer: this post isn't for any audience, but mature runners only! And not any adult, but those serious runners 40-year old or older... ;-) If you fa...
Thursday, May 15, 2008
GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA - GETTING READY FOR THE KEYS ULTRAMARATHON
I arrived late last night (after flight delays). Weather is actually pretty nice here in Miami. Temps were in the mid 80's and humidity around 70%. Felt very comfortable.
I have been fighting a very mild cold, some congestion and a slight sore throat. I think it will be OK and won't impair my run (like it was when I caught the flu before last year's Quicksilver 50 miler).
I will head down to the Keys mid-day tomorrow to meet my crew and attend the pre-race briefing. I'll be careful driving:
I'm really excited about this race. I think the course will be good training for Badwater, with some heat challenges, certainly some humidity, and a lot of pavement/asphalt.
Unlike Badwater, this race won't push me with climbs that I will need to get 1/2 way up Mt. Whitney. But for the bridges, the course will be pretty darn flat.
I have set up a post all ready to go, which I hope I will update during the race, giving times, reports and maybe photos "live" during the event. So check back here over the weekend!