Ha ha ha. No, seriously. I mean, I’m not going to try to run 24 hours. Or, I don’t plan to, at least. Sure I’m out of shape from the long hiatus, but not as much as I thought I would be. So here’s the plan:
Since I imagine the overall pace will be slow, there’s a good chance I could pretty easily hang with the leaders for an hour or two. Long enough to make them a little nervous. Once I feel done enough, I’ll take off the Garmin and hang out at the tent we’ll have set up on the course, and eat brunch. Then a nice stroll around the lake for a few laps, maybe running a bit with friends and whoever. I could probably do that for hours, since it rather mimics my day at work. After that, who knows. probably a few more runs, then done for the day.
Assuming we stay the night, I’ll wake up early and run some more, then hike until the 24th hour.
I figure this should net me a grand total of, oh why not, 42 miles. Both for galaxy-hitchhiking and palindrome reasons.
The surface is clay for the most part, and looks quite barefootable. I might be wrong, though – that path could be uncomfortably gritty. If that’s the case, I’ll be bringing a few footwear options. Because, what’s a barefoot blog without some mention of shoes? Since there’s really no reason not to, I’ll be bringing almost every shoe I own:
Those links, by the way, go to my review of each shoe. You should (re)read them, because I just went through all the trouble to find the links. It’s the least you could do. Like you had anything else planned for the next few hours.
Obligatory calfankilles/Talus with Malice update: it’s pretty much fine. Not perfect, what with the little bone pebble and all, but totally tolerable and not damaged. You guys must think I’m psychosomatic.
It’s good to be running again.