Just going to have to get my applications in and $$$ sent. I can only manage one 50 mile race before my first 100. I wanted at least two and a 100k three to four weeks out of the 100. Now it looks like I might just have to do two more 50's and a 100k solo instead of using a race. Well, more chance to take pictures I figure.
Oh, I could use a marathon or two but really they are two short and I wouldn't spend enough time on my feet to be benificial. I mean I could do a marathon and finish in a little over three hours but I need longer training runs-MORE TIME ON MY FEET! Plus, they cost way too much money. Somebody is getting their backside padded!
Like last year every weekend needs to have a 5 to 12 hour run at least on Saturday followed by a 3 to 6 hour run on Sunday. I'm no H.M., doing back to back 10-12 hour runs with a 50+ miler every other weekend!!!
So, my schedule looks a lot like last year. 14-16 ultras, 2-3 100's and a spattering of other races in between. Not going to spend near the $$$ like last year! Probably won't get in quite as many miles but I do look forward to the 100's. Going to race the first one. Second, enjoy. Then if I do the third one, get after it also.
Then's there's Waldo 100k in between the 100's. Perfect timing. Perfect race. Going to get after that one again. Have to figure out my splits for the first half as that is where the course is shortened to bring it to a proper 62.2 miles. Might even try to recruit a pacer for that one. Too bad I couldn't have one after Mt. Ray. I have never ran that section well. I will be focusing on that section to run better this year that is for sure before getting into Charlton. The only bummer part of the race is no climbing the Twins, bummer. Well, maybe I won't go dry between 4290 and the Twin #2 aid stations like I do every year because we will only be passing by the Twins August 18th? It is going to be a blast this year again!
So, the schedule is written. Nothing is in stone except for Waldo and the two of the 100's. Starting to get excited about late in the year when the big ones come up. They should be fun.