The Jupiter Peak Steeplechase is tomorrow, August 8th, in Park City. The race begins at 8:00 AM and Supermodel and I are as prepared as possible considering our schedules, kids, pets, houses, and lives. The weather forecast has caused as to scramble a bit. We had planned to run in temps in the 70s and 80s, but a storm has moved in and the projected low tomorrow is 39 with a high of 60 later in the day. We'll need to dress for temps in the 40s and 50s, and be prepared to run in rain.
I called Supermodel as soon as I saw the forecast this morning...
ME: Hey. I just checked the weather. Forget the tank tops, we're gonna need long sleeves and gloves.
ME: There's also a 70% chance of rain.
SUPERMODEL: Will they cancel if it's raining? I don't want to run UP in the mud. *sigh*
ME: They probably won't cancel unless there's lightning.
ME: It'll be fine. C'mon, it's a notch in our belts!
SUPERMODEL: I can't believe we're doing this for a jacket...
[NOTE: If we complete all three races in the Triple Trail Challenge, we each receive a cool jacket. And bragging rights, of course.]
I found a video taken at last year's event. The weather in the video was what we were expecting. There's no doubt the course is challenging, but it looks beautiful and I just know Supermodel's gonna have a BLAST once she get's moving. Maybe I'll remind her to wear the special shirt she wore the last time we ran in the mud.
For you, my friend...
Blue = completed workouts Red = workouts awaiting me
Week of August 3rd
M - 2 mi easy; 3 mi @ level 7; 2 mi easy
T - Cross train 40 minutes [bike]; lift weights
W - 6 miles with 6 x 20 sec strides
Th - Intervals: 1 mi warm-up; 5 x .75 mile repeats @ level 8 [.25 mi recovery]; 1 mi cool-down
F - OFF
Sa - Steeplechase - 16 miles [We're supposed to run 20 miles per our training plan.]
Su - Off