Ok, so I don't even own a bed and all my belongings fit snugly in my car. I am hoarding races this year. They just keep piling up...and...I love it! The latest addition is Collegiate Peaks 50 Mile. It will be purely used as a training run, since it's only one week before Ice Age 50. May is the final month of training before the blur of 100 milers begins in June.
Though my schedule pales (a little) in comparison to this guy with Eight 100 milers scheduled (that's just crazy ;-), my year is filled with fun on its own. Adjusting my initial sights, the three big goals in order are:
1. Top 5 at Bear 100 and/or 20:xx finish time (last year was 23:05)
2. Top 5 at Leadville 100 and/or sub 19 hour finish time
3. San Diego sub 20 hour finish time
Am I shooting too high? Who knows, the placings are difficult to guess, since you never know who will be there and who may have a smashing run. The finish times are a bit more in control and though stout, they are doable.
I'm happy to have verbal commitments for crews at San Diego 100 and Leadville 100. I may have to run crew-less at Bear but would love to find someone to help there. Aric crewing for me was a major part in my run at Bear in September.
By December I should have raced over 900 miles this year. Double yikes!
Wednesday ramblings. Now off to run!