I’m a bit delayed compared to many of my teammates so many of you have probably seen this already…but…
I’m so pumped to be on the MORNING team of Afternuun Delight! Here’s a breakdown of the team.
Team Morning: AfterNuun Delight
Tricia – Tricia Minnick: Legs 1, 13, 25
Corey – Schnoodles of Fun: Legs 2, 14, 26
Stephanie – Epicurious Runner: Legs 3, 15, 27
Jess – Blonde Ponytail: Legs 4, 16, 28
Caitlin – Nuun Employee: Legs 5, 17, 29
Ricole Runs – Ricole Runs: Legs 6, 18, 30
Erin – Nuun Employee: Legs 7, 19, 31
Elizabeth – Running For Bling: Legs 8, 20, 32
Dorothy – Mile Posts: Legs 9, 21, 33
Amanda – Runninghood: Legs 10, 22, 34
Jennifer – The Fit Fork: Legs 11, 23, 35
XLMIC – Taking It On: Legs 12, 24, 36
So. Here’s the deal on my legs. I was one of the few who didn’t give a list of what I wanted to run. We had the option to give our top 3 legs of choice and I said put me where you need me. I truly, truly was/am just so happy to be on the team that I didn’t/don’t care. And, I have no idea what to expect so it really doesn’t matter, right?
These were my options:
As you can see-a bit overwhelming (click to enlarge).
4.55 miles easy. From what I have read online, it won’t be dark but it will be after 6pm and I will need to carry a light with me. Doesn’t look too bad.
5.75 miles very hard. This one is going to be hard. Period. Lots of hills (reminds me of Big Sur), running in the middle of the night in pitch black, and gravel and dust. It is recommended to wear a mask/bandana to help with the dust. With my asthma, I’m pretty sure that will be very necessary. Should be interesting.
4.09 miles moderate. Hmm. Not sure what to think about this leg. It doesn’t look too bad. Haven’t read much about it.
It looks like overall, my total mileage and challenge level is on the easier side. By no means do I think it will be “easy”-just stating the obvious based on the chart above. 11/12 mileage and 10/12 on difficulty. I’m glad I have range of challenging levels on the runs.
Who knows why I was put where I was put, maybe no one wanted to run these. Maybe they thought I could handle the challenging leg 20. Either way-I can’t wait!! It’s obvious I need to train on hills-which isn’t a problem in Atlanta. And I know some people say that double runs aren’t helpful, but I still think I may try it out.
Thoughts? Suggestions on training?