24 September 2009

4.7kg

last weeks confidence boosting run was followed by a sunday of excess, work, a visiting dad, a bit more work and before i knew it i'd slipped into my usual 'super taper'.

this weekends fun is the rab mountain marathon. after last years event i had ideas that i might enter as a solo, but last year i had a lot of big running ideas...

anyway, solo it is. i've spent the day packing and repacking my bag. it's come in at an amazing 4.7kg (without water). due mainly to jane's new tent, which she has kindly lent me for the occasion. it's brilliant having a partner with a larger disposable income! so, the 'bag being too heavy' excuse won't wash. i'm not feeling in top running condition, being only 2 weeks into my return to 'proper training'. again i'm using this as a 'long run', all be it a slightly extreme one.

despite the nerves and overriding fear of failure, i'm really looking forward to the challenge. just me, a map and the big outdoors.

........however, i might just stick with jane and vikki, if they'll let me!

* photo is me trying to convince my dad that you can fit 2 adults in the new tent-he's still a disbeliever

16 comments:

The Sunday Adventure Club said...

good luck with the Rab, interested to hear how you get on with the tent as i've just bought one too!
your lawn is just a teanie bit more overgrown than mine, feral is best, means you have a life!

Runningbear said...

Good luck Kate, enjoy another epic adventure 'training' run. Make sure you take on plenty of fuel mind. Don't want you getting weak or undernourished ;)

Red Bike said...

Good luck to you all.

4.7kg!! - I don't know how you do it. (I don't think I want to either.)

Please bring back all your toe nails.

jumbly said...

I'm really not sure how you've managed that 4.7kg. I've got 5.2kg (with water) and I'm not solo, I've got a bundle of stuff for Jane to carry! It could be my ridiculous choice to sleep on a mat and not a bit of bubble wrap that's doing it.

starfish264 said...

Good luck for the weekend! Hope it's an awesome experience.

I'm with you on the borrowing tents from people with more disposable income (and higher standards!) than me - I nicked my next-door neighbours Terra Nova for Croatia - different design (a Voyager) but ridiculously small and light to pack - absolute genius - gotta love a tent that weighs 2.2kgs!

Groover said...

Good luck and don't let this "I haven't trained enough for this" thing wear you down. I noticed last weekend that everything is possible. As a friend said to me: Desire can overcome lack of training. I guess, desire can overcome anything. :-) Now, go and have fun!

kate said...

cheers guys! off to work now, jane is picking me up in 12hrs time-can't help but feel i've forgotten something!!

Ian Charters said...

Have a great one in those "Must Do" hills. :)

trio said...

Have fun, I can't believe you have been mean enough to steal Jane's new tent so she can't use it ;-)

Can't wait to read all about it!

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

good luck and have fun. I'll be thinking about you all while im having a gentle scramble in wales.

Simon said...

Good luck - that's a nice light bag.

Your answer to the "how much water" dilemma is here:
http://www.singletrackworld.com/2009/09/interbike-camelbak/

:-)

Jane said...

What she doesn't know is that I'm hiding stones in her bag whilst she is at work ;)

ultra collie said...

good weather for it by the looks of it..have fun :)

Jo said...

Good luck! Look forward to living through it vicariously on your return!

Julbags said...

Good luck

Shelly said...

Oops. I'm a bit late with a "good luck" so I'm hopefully early with a "well done" instead :)