Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Friday, September 27, 2013

A devil, a horse and 5 more miles

"50k is only 5 more miles than a marathon - that shouldn't be too hard".  That's what I have told a few people about what I am expecting on race day tomorrow.  Of course I have been kidding when I have mentioned it.  Because quite honestly I have no idea what an extra 5 miles is going to be like.

The Devil Mountain Ultra 50K race is in Pagosa Springs and has 5000 +/- feet of elevation gain that includes Horse Mountain (approx 9900' elevation) and the race namesake - Devil Mountain.

I have really been looking forward to the race - the curiousity of running further than I have ever before, and how that is going to feel.  Having no idea how long it is going to take me to complete it (Goal #1). 

My mind has been occupied with race strategy (I must, must, must start out slow), with potential (I would like to win an age group award) and even the weather - overnight low tonight is supposed to be in the high 20's, warming to low 60's.

I'm excited, nervous and ready to just get out and run - and enjoy the experience.

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