Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Back on track
Best way to put memories of poor races behind you? Get out there & get some more races in, allow for better experiences:
TNF Madison - 50 mile, 9/14
Chicago Marathon - pacing 3:55, 10/7
Chicago Lakefront 50/50 - 50 mile, 10/27
Gold Rush - 24 hour, 11/18
I'm even considering a run next week from our house in Aurora, IL to the lake house in Lake Geneva, WI - which would be around 63 miles. The plan is to do this as a means of transportation to the lake (and it happens to coincide with a stretch where I'll be between jobs & hence have more time available). Not going to take on any 100s for a bit & definitely going to chill out on the altitude races until next summer. Focus will be getting fitter & faster & focusing on the 50 mile distance. Of course I plan to do the 24 hour "Gold Rush" in Texas in November; always wanted to do a timed event, if all goes well I plan to see if I can surpass that 100 mile distance in that race.
Until then - my focus will be getting back to mucho miles & getting fitter. Hope you're encouraged by my rejuvenated attitude after a couple days of "mental repair" following my defeat at the hands of Leadville. Cheers!