I can't help it TWOT and Reverse Ring are two weeks apart.
I've run..4 days since TWOT. All on the treadmill. I just could not face the cold outside world. Besides, I was recovering.
I ran on Monday, prior to work, and was really tired all day from work. So I just down the running, and have been concentrating on getting to bed early. I won't run again until I am in Virginia.
I'm packed now. Just one drop bag, that will be courtesy-shuttled around Fort Valley in front of me.
|Snazzy drop bag, eh? Easy to identify!|
Contents of the bag?
Fuel for each section
A fresh headband for each section
Spare shoes, socks, long sleeved shirt, gloves
Full change of clothing for Camp Roosevelt. If I start the run in shorts, I will switch to tights at Camp Roo. I will also swap out bra and top. I have learned the wisdom of getting rid of wet top covers, you feel so much warmer without damp or wet clothing. I will also pick up a toboggan hat, gloves.
I also have a spare set of shoes. I learned my lesson after last year's RR.
Beta from Fort Valley says the snow should be gone, but the trails will be wet. The MMT drains fairly well, but I know certain points will be wet-the road off Signal Knob, the climb up to Powell's Fort, Duncan Hollow Trail, etc. I do not expect to have dry feet at all, but I would rather have the option of changing to dry socks and shoes if needed.
Goals for Reverse Ring?
Finish it. The trite answer, I know. But really, that is it. Barring that, I still have Gombu's splits on my hand-laminated turn sheet. If I can run about what I did last year (without going on YELLOW) I would be well pleased with that. (You betcha I will remember that right hand turn this year!!)