Been a bit since I've posted...it seems 2011 is in the books.
From the Log:
miles ran: 2586.19
number of runs: 174
This equates to an average run of 14.86 miles and +1478.33 ft.
This also equates to about 200 days where I didn't run.
This type of schedule works for me. I don't have time to run everyday. Do I want to? Yep, but life don't work that way for me right now. All the days off don't bother me and I find it helps me push myself when I do run--because it may be a couple days before I get out again.
On the racing front in 2011, the year was a lot of fun. With free entry to the Oregon Trail Series events as the 2010 overall winner, I gave a crack at it again. I won my age group and was 2nd overall. Slick Nicky T. took the crown.
Still trying to figure out a 2012 schedule.
I'll do the OTS races I love, because they are fun, close-by, and I really enjoy them, but I don't see myself being competitive for any awards this year. The schedule has changed with the addition of some new races. Awards are also broken up into two divisions--a short course series of 50ks and a long course series that now includes the Pine to Palm 100 mile race. I don't think the 50ks fit in my schedule, and without the points from P2P (I won't do a 100 for domestic stability issues) I don't see a chance for much. But who knows, right?
Hopefully I will get a chance to crew/pace some people in their endeavors (don't be afraid to ask). I would love to get some great training or racing in some new places. This is a great time of year because everything is in front of you and just waiting to happen. I can't wait!
And I'll try to avoid the ghost-like blog absences.