With the New Year and new race objectives I will be posting more mundane training and running information on this blog; mostly only for the friends/family/neighbors to read. Since Ultrathoner and I are collaborating on several races it will be a way for us to keep up to date since we aren’t actually running together while training and thus boring for most everyone else.
For the first few months of the year I have three defined races which are all really training runs for my top three running pursuits this season. Baring any injuries I plan to attempt:
14 February: Moab’s Red Hot 50k+
28 March: Antelope Island Buffalo Run 50m
9 May: Greenland 50k – My local ultrathon.
20 June: Bighorn Mountain 50m – A serious 50m attempt before the 100's.
22 August: Lean Horse 100m – I will be Ultrathoner's pacer.
17 October: Boulder 100 – My first 100m attempt; Ultrathoner will be my pacer.
Other trail runs and races will be added as time, energy and travel schedules are determined. For example I’d love to run the Boulder Backroads Marathon again this year in September but only as a training run for my 100 mile attempt.
During the holiday lull last week I used the Santa Clarita Runners tools to determine that I was already 5.5 weeks behind schedule! I’m not too concerned since during my running off-season (Nov & Dec) I have been running a few times a week and cross training by lifting, biking and climbing. I feel the conditioning and endurance built up from the 2008 running season (Jan – Oct) is still here. So the schedule below is a guide and not an absolute since I have plenty of cross training activities to attempt this winter. Time on the feet and not speed is my goal through Greenland to set me up for my primary goals.
Happy New Year!
Get out and Explore the World!