Only 3 Days Left Until The 100K Now And I’m Gonna Be An Angry Camper.
Well the 100k is only 3 days away and I’m starting to imagine all of the worst case scenarios now.
Fuck it. No point in getting negative. I’ll haul myself through this and May 25th onwards will all be about rebuilding and becoming strong again.
Regardless of how the race pans out I will refrain from drinking my gels and if I am caught short then I’ll only wipe with plants that won’t bite a chunk out of my hole. I might have to bring along a field guide for plants so that I can make a positive identification of the herb before I put it in browntown.
To try to make things a little less stressful before the race I have booked a tent in the challenge camp site. I haven’t been camping since I was 14. On that night we were caught out loitering by a patrolling police car around my hometown of Carrickfergus. All 3 of us made a run for it when we saw the car stop. As I was the slowest one of the group I jumped into the tent last and ripped the fuck out of it.
I can still hear the cringing tearing noise in my head now. Fortunately for us though the police did not catch us. We weren’t doing anything wrong anyhow. I was just going to the shop to buy cheese.
So yes. I’m gonna be the Angry Camper. I struggle to sleep in my bed at home on most nights so hopefully it won’t be a case of complete insomnia on Friday night.
I have been losing my mind a little with the tapering this week. I am emotional and very self conscious. This will all pass come Sunday. I don’t want to regret the experience so I’m gonna give it my all on the day and just hope for the best.
I’m trying not to lose my mind with my neighbours at the moment. They are French and they are causing a racket. The fucking assholes won’t stop running about upstairs and slamming doors like it is something novel. I don’t need the stress.
As it stands I’d happily just run the 100k tonight as waiting for the day to come is more tiring than the distance itself will prove. It was the same thing with my first ever marathon. I was a total mess before race day and my worries were unfounded.
Seriously though what the fuck have I let myself in for this time?