A couple of months ago, I never thought I'd be in this situation. Fresh off the heels of a stress fracture late last year, my weekly mileage was unremarkable, speed even more so. But here I am, prepping for my next ultra several weeks later. Certainly, a recent health scare pressed the issue for me and I started stressing the urgency of living for today a bit more. Whether this is all too much too soon, remains to be seen.
As far as this Sunday's concerned, my main goals are to finish obviously, and come out of it healthy. Foot's been having good days and bad and unfortunately, yesterday was a bad day. Hope taking it easy for the couple of days leading up to the race helps.
As far as the "finishing" part, my misadventures in this race has been well-documented. So yes, there is some payback in order. But "payback" for me in this instance will be dished just by crossing the finish line. I have no expectations other than to cross the line in under 6 hours and treat this as a 31+ mile training run in prep for the PCT50 in a few weeks.
So with that, I bid you adieu and wish all my friends luck that are running Boston on Monday!