Well, considering Grindstone is a 100 miler and I'm shooting for that next year, either I'm crazier than I thought or a 100 miler is "nothin' but a thang".
I've been bitten by this Ultra Trail running bug and anxious to try any race. Trail runs and Ultras have become the next big thing. Races are selling out in weeks and have waiting list now so I'm all for looking and trying new races but I will try to keep the Beast Series Races a part of my usual routine if I can.
Doug, I forgot that you were training for a PR at Richmond. Good for you. I wish you the best.
I haven't decided what I am going to do about Richmond. I have already signed up for the MMTR in Nov. (which is about 2 weeks before Richmond) and I am pretty sure I am going to run Helgate in Dec. (about 2 wks. after Richmond). I was thinking maybe I would run the Richmond 1/2 as a recovery but I also thought about just spectating this year.
Marianna, I believe, is running Grindstone in Oct. plus all of the above and the full Richmond so I feel pretty wimpy not running anything. I have to think about it some more.
My running schedule right now is PH1/2 in Aug., BRR in Sept., Oct. nothing, MMTR 50 in Nov., possibly Richmond 1/2 or full in Nov., and Hellgate in Dec. I will pick up in Jan. with the Swingingbridge 50K, then HL, TM, and finish up the 1st part of the season with PL. I will take the summer off (continue lighter training) and start all over again but adding Grindstone next Oct., 2011.
What's going on? Are you still hitting the roads/trails? This heat is killing me but I continue to run. I'm helping coach the Patrick Henry 1/2 MT and getting ready to get geared up for a busy Fall/winter race season.
What are your plans for the Fall. I will be hitting the trails again soon so I will be ready for the Blue Ridge Relay in Sept., MMTR 50 in Nov. and Hellgate in Dec.
Doug, congratulations on your 1st 50K. I am envious. I wanted to complete the 50 with you and Peter but the tank was completely dry, in fact, I think it had a hole in it. I plan to train hard this next month and hit HL in full stride and complete my 1st Ultra.
Doug - enjoyed the run on Sat. Nice, easy taper before SB. I did develope a cold of some sort. I was feeling pretty good until last night. It started to set in and then my head got stopped up and I was achy all over. I feel a little better this morning but I hope I get much better before Sat., if not, it's going to be a loooonng race.
thats great, i'm going to join it now. i hated missing this morning. i signed up for the 10k training team thats on saturdays so i may have to run trails on other days of the week, tough call for me becauise i like trails better. do you trail run other then saturdays?
i'm still planning on being there tomorrow morning but do not wait for me, i'm on call for work and it's a good chance i won't make the run. last weeks run was great and can't wait to do some more long trail runs. Brian