This weekend is Mother’s Day and it’s also the inaugural running of the Gold Rush 100k trail race from Sutter’s Mill to Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento, California. It will be my longest run to date. The temps are expected to hit the low 90’s, which will be quite shocking after a week of rain and cool weather in Tahoe.
It’s always tricky to make a pace plan and/or set a time goal for a new longest distance. My own advice to me would be to “just plan to finish.” I’m not so good at my own advice. I certainly know that I want to finish before the sun sets tomorrow, and it would be even nicer to finish before the “dinner hour.”
Our kids (obviously) know that I’ve been training for this race for months, and that anything with “100” in it must be a big deal. Six-year-old Alex has me finishing with a smile and walking away. I’m going to just go with that.
As for Mother’s Day, I’ll be happy to spend the day with the kids so that Daddy can get out for a much-deserved day on the trail.
[Update 5/14/2013: It was a tough but good day for me! Click here to read the Gold Rush 100k race report.]