This year was my third year walking it. It was the easiest time I had walking it – the Hayes street hill, which is long and steep , didn’t bother me. Yes, it is a slow walk , but that hill is serious. So that pleased me.
I have to say – enforcement of the alcohol rules seems have helped – at least for the early part of the race. Saw some drunk people — but more of them were spectators.
review of the issues :
Portapotties – many more and more frequent than I have ever seen.
trashcan – most invisible – Seriously , don’t complain about trash pick up if there is no place to put trash. I carried a little bit of trash ’til I got home.
drunkenness – less.
police – I saw some – in the trouble areas , but it all was very low-key.
security – saw people in vests, but I have no idea what they were supposed to be doing. gawking and dealing is what I saw .
naked people belive me , no one joins the race to see the naked people.
T-shirt and medal – another mile or so of walking to get them – and the t-shirt I hear the word ‘ugly’ and a lot of annoyance that it was a picture of a man.
Unregistered or bandit runners. lots of them . I don’t think the cut of date is useful — people still come. So why not have a registration and then have a late sign up — or a place to donate money – with out the goodies – but to donate to the clean up/organization? Maybe not everybody, but some people would be willing to help. Sometimes not registering is a lack of organization. and since there are so many unregistered participants – why not give them a chance to help out?
and in the important news about me :
6 miles on saturday
8.5 on sunday
and today I feel pretty good – Both my sister J and I feel we are at the stage where 20 miles seems quite possible – we just aren’t sure about 20 miles , followed by 20 miles , followed by a third day of 20 miles….
here is where life is starting to get interesting
Tuesday 3 miles Easy walking
Wednesday 15 minutes Moderate cross-training
Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking
Friday 30 minutes Easy cross-training
Saturday 6 miles Easy walking
Sunday 5 miles Easy walking
last week I walked about 19 miles. I haven’t really checked the schedual to see where I am vs the trainning schedual for a few weeks. And i am not so sure this was a good week to check it. – mostly because a longer walk Sat and Sunday just doesn’t work for me – I work on Saturday.
the current plan for this week has me at 18 -20 miles. One day with a 6 mile walk one day with two three mile walks. Plus some gardening hours. there is room to get the 22 miles in – just not sure I can fit another longer walk in ( over 4 Miles). I guess this means next week i start on a tighter schedule. ( with more stuff on the calander) .