I'm off to Virginia this morning, by way of Conneticut to visit my sister, Amy. I'm looking forward to a fun trip and a good race. Showers are expected both days in Virginia this weekend, but the temperatures are supposed to be warm. Warm temperatures are a good thing for me as I don't run well when I'm cold.
My primary goal for this year's MMT is to run an hour faster than last year. Last year I was injured and putting in very low training mileage, so I should be able to go faster this year. If not, then I'd still be happy with a strong effort, a fun time, and a finish! I look at photos taken during my run last year, and I am smiling and enjoying myself right up through the last miles. If I can do that again this year, it will be a success. I love running up and down hills on rough trails, it's that flat fast stuff I'm not crazy about! So what's not to smile about at MMT? There aren't any flat fast sections!