Friday, May 30, 2008

Getting the Bikes Ready

You should see our campground....which I must tell, has wireless,....there are bikes everywhere with chains taken off, upsidedown and grease flying. Ahhhh, Ozark Greenways is awesome.

Sounds like we will be canoeing before noon (heard the owners saying people could rent after noon) and betting it will be a bikers race this year since last year we had to run 13 miles.

Manidtory check-in at 5am - will get the maps in the morning ;-)

Packing for 12 hours

Last night when talking to Tralaine, I asked, "So what are you packing to eat?" And she replied, "Oh, I have a Cliff bar, a peanut butter and honey sandwich, and maybe some trail mix."

Now I feel like a HUGE is what I have just packed: 2 GUs, 2 packages of Shot Blocks (margarita and pina colada flavors), 2 half peanut butter & honey sandwiches, 3 Cliff bars, and I am still thinking about how I can fit a bagel in my pack. Oink, Oink, Oink

Get the Complaints Out Now

Race Saturday.... the night before -Thunderstorms, and the day of the race, supposed to be hot and thunderstorms in the afternoon. And not just ran but scattered, isolated, strong thunderstorms.

....didn't get my bike ride in this week and am feeling a bit lacking in that area.

....legs feel tired.

....haven't drank enough water all week and is it good to eat lots of sugar the days before a race? Guess we will find out.

Well now that I got that's all good :-)

Monday, May 19, 2008

OGAR Time Again

Getting ready for the Ozark Greenways Adventure Race. Looking like it is going to be a good one again. The location has changed to Gasconade Hills outside of Lebanon, MO. We have a new race director and a new location which could add to the excitement. I just hope there is no Frisbee throwing or Archery.

This year, you have the chance to follow our teams real-time. You can get real-time results through emails or text messages to see our progress.

The Alternates - Brooke, Tralaine, Andy, & Bob

The Dirty Nelly's - Jonas, Don, Chanti, & John

Starting to get nervous about a big day of racing. I feel pretty good about the running and I feel pretty good about the trail biking but putting it all together with road riding is feeling a bit overwhelming. Still need to do a bit of orienteering practice; hopefully I can get that in this weekend. It is the first lake weekend so we will have to see how much time will fit in.