Well I had a good year last year. PR's in 13 of 14 Ultra's. The only one I didn't have a PR in was at S.O.B. (Siskiyou Out and Back) 50k, three weeks after States. And I was only one minute off my PR there even though I took almost 70 pictures during that race. So, all in all I had a good year last year.
Remember that I will never finish towards the top at any race. So all I do is try to enjoy the race and do the best that I can each time. I will continue to try to improve each year even though I approach 50 years old in a few years.
I am getting slower as time passes but that doesn't mean that I don't enjoy running on the trail. I may appreciate it that much more now.
I was never a "runner" in High School or College. I ran a bit to try to stay in shape. Three or four times a week, a few miles at a time. But what I enjoyed was wrestling. Yes, you are part of a team but really you are on your own out on the mat. There is no one to pass to, no one to block for you, no one to catch the fly ball for you, you are on your own. So, wrestling is a lot like running. No one can bail you out. No one can run for you. You have to put in the time and training. You just can't fake it in an Ultra.
So, today I had another PR... I washed 16 pairs of trail socks. One of the best PR's that I have set. O.K., I don't think I can top Waldo but this is pretty close.
I just love having a PR.
I will be running Capital Peak 50 miler this weekend. I dought that I will have a PR but I will enjoy this race none the less. I will take pictures again. I just don't think I can top the PR I had today in washing 16 pairs of trail socks. How great is that?
What is your favorite PR?