JFK Lists

Packing List:

baby wipes
"fanny pack"
hand held bottle
carbo pro powder in a bag
finish line bag
sports beans
band aids, ibuprofen, immodium, tums, rewetting drops (in fanny pack)
motel info
pace/split time cheat sheet
race info/maps
light jacket
heavy jacket
2 pairs contacts (back up in fanny pack)
a book to read (before the race)
safety pins
long sleeve technical shirts (4 options)
technical tees (3 options)
running shoes (3 pairs, 1 trail)
shorts (4 options)
sports bra (3 options)
soap and towels
socks (4 pairs running)
sun glasses
sun screen
tights and fleece pants
body glide/zinc oxide to prevent chafing in sensitive areas!
gatorade mix

I think I have thought of everything

Lighthearted but important Goals:

Have Fun
Meet several new people
run with someone or a group the entire way, running is better with friends
Finish happy, raise arms and pump fists, do not look bewildered to be at the finish
Eat early and often
walk early and often especially hills!

Time Goals:
Dream Goal 9:59, ~12 minute pace

Realistic Goal 11:00 ~13 pace

Just Finish 12:00 ~14 pace

What I have going for me:
No ITB problems
a half ironman, two marathons, and a 50k finish since August
several long trail runs
Oh I almost forgot, Youth! I definitely think being 25 is an asset when attempting the impossible

What I have going against me:
20 mpw average for the past 16 weeks (averaging 2 runs per week), damn ITB
Left calf is a bit sore
Back is acting crazy today, hopefully just a pinched nerve from anxiety about race, will try to remain calm

I feel pretty good about everything. I am excited and plan to enjoy myself. I am disappointed that I did not come into this with the fitness level I had planned on but realize that there are more important things than running this thing fast. I am extremely happy to be able to even attempt this race. Regardless of the outcome of the race I have a very positive feeling about this year. I stepped it up in distance in both tris and running, I had a great race at Boston and a half marathon PR. I can't be disappointed with that!

Thank you so much for all the support! It really puts things in perspective for me and I just feel good about everything.

Good luck to those running Philly this weekend! Go Su! And good luck to Trisaratops who is attempting to PR a half marathon on Sunday! Rock it girls!

Oh and Go Blue!


Marcus said...

a marathon once in a while is one thing, but 50milers are something different. Don't you think they are slowing you down too much? I read that your goal for 2007 is a new pb over 5k. I can't imagine how you could do that with long slow slow runs which are the "alt&pepper"for ultras.
But anyway: Good luck and much fun!

toughcookie7 said...

Good luck! You are my hero -- and you are going to ROCK! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Lora said...

Have an absolute BLAST!! I'll be thinking of you!

Cliff said...

You are ready. Enough said :) Kick butt this weekend!!

Erin said...

Sweetie, I will definitely be rooting for you tomorrow, but solely for the running....;)

Have fun tomorrow and you know you can always call me for condolences after Ohio State beats up on your beloved Blue. ;)


Love you lots!!

Jodi said...

Good luck! Definitely don't forget to have fun. That's what 50 mile runs are all about, right?



mouse said...

elizabeth! don't forget to DRINK early and often too! (and i'm not talking about the alcoholic kinda drink!) remember in Manistee that we got dehydrated... make sure you're not having too much fun and forget to take a sip every now and then!

good luck girl! you're going to rock it!

D said...


Black Knight said...

You forgot the put the credit card in your list! I was a sailor and our way to say good luck is "in culo alla balena"! Better I don't translate......

angie's pink fuzzy said...

good luck good luck good luck!!!

have fun!!!

walchka said...

That's one hell of a list. I don't think you forgot anything. Now go gettem E! GOOD LUCK!

TriSaraTops said...

Gooooo E-Speed! You can do this!

Just12Finish said...

That's one impressive race. Good luck!

Arcaner said...

Good luck!

Kate said...

You are going to have the BEST time. I love reading your lists-they remind me of all the details I forget.

IHateToast said...

tee hee. you said "fanny."

we call them bum bags over here, because fanny is a naughty word. yup.

you might be the chirpiest out there. rooting for you. but then that's a bad word here, too.

Pharmie said...

Best of luck! I can't wait to hear all about it. Youth or no youth, 50 miles is still a LONG run. You are my hero!

Rae said...

GOOD LUCK!! I know you are out there ROCKING IT!!!!

robtherunner said...

You should be out there running right now or almost finished. I hope alls well.

Running Jayhawk said...

Okay....it's about time we get an update!!! Mike and I have been rooting for you all day from Chicago!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You'll do GREAT!!! I hope you had a wonderful time today!

Running Rabbit said...

GOOD LUCK!!! You will do awesome!!

Tammy said...

I am so confused. What does all that stuff have to do with John F. Kennedy?? ;P

Good luck (not that you need it rockstar!)