The way time seems to be screaming by, it'll be Jan 1st before we know it.
First off, and I'll write a full post about it soon, I signed an "athlete endorsement" agreement with McDavid USA that began 11/22/10 and runs through the last day of 2011. I truly enjoy using the clothing and feel the benefits of it through every stage of my training, racing, and recovery. The forward thinking of McDavid is refreshing and, unlike other compression clothing companies, McDavid comes from a medical and sports medicine background, so they aren't just making tight clothes and selling them at outrages prices; they have the research and knowledge to design gear specific to the intended use while keeping the final price reasonable. I'm proud to be a representative of this Chicago based company and plan to do my best in terms of performance and positive exposure.
With the partnership with McDavid, I'm able to participate in more events in varied locations. Here's the schedule as it stands now, certainly ambitious for me but I'm committed to training like I've never done before to do well. I've taken some time off since the 100k earlier this month and am eager to start building fitness again.
2011 Race Schedule:
Bandera 50k Trail Run, Bandera, TX
Cool Trail Run 50k (34 mile) Trail Run, Cool, CA
Antelope Island 100 Mile Trail Run, Salt Lake City, UT
Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim Run (double crossing), AZ
Ice Age 50 Mile Trail Run, La Grange, WI
Sunki Mountain Running Camp, Leadville, CO
Bighorn 100 Mile Trail Run, Dayton, WY
Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Trail Run, Carson City, CA
Copper Triangle Cycling Event, CO
78 Mile loop cresting three mountain passes
Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run, Leadville, CO
Bear 100 Mile Trail Run, Logan UT (finishes in Idaho)
Boulder 24 Hour Run, Boulder, CO
JFK 50 Mile Run, Boonsboro, MD
Motivation by Tool (around 6:45 into it is amazing):