As training for Oil Creek 100K continues and the weather gets better I am adding in some additional races. The benefits for each race may differ- a long training run or a short faster race for speed (which is sort of funny since nothing I do should have the word speed associated with it).
For the remainder of 2011, subject to additional changes:
*May 21- Bedford Rotary 12K. In the middle of tapering, good chance for a short faster run.
May 29- Pineland Farms 50K. First main race of 2011.
*June 18- Six in the Stix Trail Run- ran this two years and 21 pounds ago as first race running in many years, will be fun to see the progress.
*July 2- Finger Lakes Fifties 50K- actually is 32.9 miles. Chance to visit new area; do a long training run, and camp right along course on a low elevation gain loop.
July 29- 24 Around the Lake 12 Hour Race- complete as many miles in 12 hours in a 3 mile loop as possible….good to practice keeping on feet for a long time and running at night.
*September 18- Pisgah Mt. Trail Race 50K- final long effort before taper for Oil Creek 100K. First 50K and Ultra ever in 2010. Probably not an all out effort, but close..
October 8- Oil Creek 100K- return to finish what was started last year (dropped at 53.5 miles). A just finish effort, and enjoy the day. Last race of this distance for a long time…….
*- Newly added races.
I have my eye on a couple of events in November; pending how I think recovery will go for Oil Creek and registration timing. There is enough to worry and target for now……………..