Monday, March 31, 2008

Focus

the alpine 100 is all about focus.
i have said many times before that its determination that gets you through long events.
but in this instance theres also an awareness of when to back off in bad weather.
i think spoonman said it very well in the CR thread when he said 'no way i will i try to navigate in night in whiteout - thats just dangerous'.
wont repeat what he said in the sentence after that.
blinded determination in this 'race' can cause big problems.

am leaving thursday so will spend the day down there checking out some final bits&pieces near bogong village.
doing the maps up today, have my head around the water/food pickups and approximate pacing etc...
have about 30 gps waypoints locked in.
knee feels good: getting some cortisone tomorrow to try and keep it good over the race.

as tamsin would say 'it will be an adventure'.

not sure how long this will take (being very weather dependant with potential for sit-outs and or back-offs) but I WILL FINISH!
thanks for all your support people.
sleeping well. feel calm. focused.

9 Comments:

Blogger Blair said...

Good luck next weekend Bro

8:29 AM  
Blogger Spud said...

Go well and travel safe Bro.
I'm sure you'll do just fine, our mountain man. :)

10:54 AM  
Blogger tim said...

death before dishonour and then you get a hut.

If there was an event made for you Dave this is the one.

You will kick ass.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Hamburglar said...

Saying "good luck" probably actually means something in this event.So...

Good luck!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Tesso said...

Good luck bro! And as cool as your are .... stay warm.

12:59 PM  
OpenID owlblog said...

Will be thinking of you! Hope the weather treats you well and the cortisone does the trick.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Jen_runs said...

Tim's right; this race was made for you!

Good luck. Go well, Stay focused & kick arse!

Will be thinking of you.

5:35 AM  
Blogger 2P said...

All the best Bro - BTW I loved your Six Foot post ;-)

Looking forward to the report.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Tamyka said...

Dude - hope the possums didn't get you like they got me ;)

8:23 PM  

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