Got a couple questions to throw out there and need a little objective advice on something and then some feedback on another topic.
First, I got notice today that I got through the lottery for the Laramie Enduro 111k MTB race. I'm sure everyone did and it's not like I won anything (yes, I'm partially in resemblance to what Woody Allen said in Annie Hall, paraphrasing Groucho Marx: "I don't want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member." Of course, Woody was making a connection and joke about his relationships with women.).
Anyway, the race is July 27th and 14 days before the Leadville 100 mile MTB, 10k the next day, and 100 mile run 5 days after that. I'm torn between thinking, "Are you an idiot? Why would you do a 70 mile mtb race two weeks before Leadville?" and "Well, I'll likely do a 4-5 hour training ride that day anyway, why not enjoy an event and some company?"
Leadman is hugely important (more than I care to admit to myself) and I'm not sure whether the Laramie race would be beneficial or a hinderance.
Yes or No? (No saves me $85 and a long ass drive. Yes gives me the nudge to register and probably have a pretty good time.)
Ok, moving on to question number deux.
Are the videos of my run and ride training worthless to put on my site? I'm not married to them but I do enjoy making them (I usually have about 40 mins of footage that I pare down to 5-12 min videos each time). It's sort of like having company on the ride who I can talk to. If they're just stupid and annoying, let me know (hopefully in a nicer tone than that). If they could be better by talking about specific topics, like training principals and/or past race stories (I have like a million of those), let me know. Though I enjoy just writing this blog for myself, I obviously would like to add at least a small amount of enjoyment and entertainment (and maybe unintended knowledge even) to people's days.
So, to recap:
Laramie 111k mtb race sandwiched in between the Silver Rush races and the Leadville 100s? Yes/No
Continue occasional videos on training runs and rides? Yes/No (other suggestions welcomed).
Can you tell I'm wasting time waiting for the sun to come back out and the wind to die back down? Looks like they did, so off for a ride.