Found the second starting point, too... BUT...
Sunday, August 18, 2013
But I don't know if I actually worked out on the course, because they haven't posted maps yet. The thing about the trail head of the Homestead trail at Roca, Nebraska, is that it is NOT a starting point. It is two-directional. I chose to go South, but heading North toward Lincoln would also have been an option.
The reason I chose to go South is for one thing to see some different country, but for another because the trail changes names about five miles to the North, and becomes the Jamaica North trail.
I was out earlier this morning, starting my walk/run at 6:38 a.m. Runkeeper tells me I went 12.13 miles today, in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 47 seconds... for an average pace of 11:56. Pretty close to my target pace, "on average". Based on yesterday and today, I'm thinking that double half Mary is doable. The Bumble Bee mentality is setting in. Three weeks to go, then we do this for real.
However, gotta say... I sure hope they get the porta-johns set up before then! Think about your worst running nightmare... for me it involves biological needs! This morning I didn't even stretch on finishing... had to dash to someplace to take care of the more urgent requirements first! Yeah, TMI. You have imaginations.
I shall nonetheless, call this weekend's plan and execution a success.
Life is GOOD. Spark on. Take care of YOU, you're worth it.