It’s August 1. And I went for a run. Sort of. I ran 1 minute and walked 1 minute, for three miles or so. It was okay.
- Weight: 148.8
- Pace: 14:20
- Pain: Minimal
- Days to Polar Night 1/2: 154
- Days to next Race: 8
It can only get better.
Over the last few weeks, I have not been totally idle. I started fundraising for Team Challenge to run in Vegas. I have already raised 1/4 of my $10,000 goal. I’d love if you’d donate. http://active.com/donate/vegasNWS13/kristie
I also got all my costumes in line for the runDisney races. I’m keeping them under wraps for now, but one requires that I actually sew a running skirt. I know it won’t be as amazing as a SparkleSkirt, but I will still have my sparkle shorts on underneath.
And then I started reading blogs from people who have actually ran the Polar Night. I was hoping that I could get back down to about a 2:30 1/2 marathon time and be pretty safe in time and coldness. Seems that most people finish about 30 minutes slower than their best time. That means I need to be pushing for a 2 hour mark. That’s under 10 minute per pile pace, so that’s not going to happen. I am just going to work on getting as quick as possible and then hope for the best.
It also turns out that once we leave Tromso, the daily ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen is only running every other day the week we’re there. That means an extra day in Tromso, Oslo, or Copenhagen, or perhaps a flight somewhere random in Europe for a night. Just my luck that the one day we need to get from Oslo to Copenhagen, the ferry isn’t running. Oh the best laid plans…