Saturday was the Hardrock lottery and I was selected very early in the "everyone else" group (people who've finished Hardrock but less than 5 times). It didn't really sink in and I'm still fairly casual about it but the excitement is growing. I've already filled in the mandatory volunteer form and dropping it in the mail when we head out to dinner in a minute. For the first time, I'm selected directly and not coming off the wait list. Training will be specific and complete this time. Next step is assembling the support crew and pacers.
With all the Ultra Adventures races taking place (starting with Antelope Canyon 50), I hadn't planned on racing much other than MTB races around Fruita, Grand Junction, Moab, Gunnison but now I'm looking into some good training run races. Running Rim Rock Marathon and CIM give me about a 25% urge to run a marathon (just a bit more interest than the normal 0% in road running) to try and see whether I can run a high 2:40s. I hate road running but the desire to churn out a 6:25 pace for a marathon is smoldering in me. Someday it won't be an option, so I might have to try it this year. Regardless, I'm excited for the new year with racing, working, living, and exploring.
|3D glasses ready for the movie "Gravity"|