To tell you the truth I still don't believe that I'm a.) going to Hawaii b.) doing a half-marathon c.) that the half-marathon is the xterra world championships. I'm sure once I get there I will be very nervous and in shock but right now it seems all very far away.
I still have a few things that I need to get done before I leave. Two workouts on my fat bike and I need to find a swim suit. Nothing like waiting until the very last minute...sheesh! Last week Scott was like, "you better find a swim suit," but I was much, much, much more interested in buying running shorts. Priorities people! Needless to say I might be wearing and swimming in my running shorts all week :-)
On Monday I went down to work out with Jason and co. Actually I didn't work out, I just got worked on while everyone else worked out. We were talking a bit about the race and I mentioned that I am quite confident that I won't get last place out of 2,000 runners. I mean, I HAVE to be able to beat at least one person, right?? Ha ha, famous last words....
A few days ago I got an email link to an article written about the race. Apparently both titles are up for grabs since neither of last year's champs will be returning.The article mentioned a few favorites expected to win and I was SHOCKED that I wasn't mentioned. They must not know that I'm coming...bahahahahahahaha. However it looks like all of the age group winners will be returning. I checked out who won my age group last year...Melanie McQuaid. And then I checked out the times from last year in my age group. Holy Moly...these women are insanely fast. Maybe I shouldn't be so fast to say that I won't get last place!
Here's a video from the 2010 xterra trail running world championships. If you can only watch a moment, watch at 3:35. If that happens to anyone this year....it's so going to be me :-)