Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Looking Back/Looking Ahead

For running, 2009 sucked. Low mileage, not one single ultra or marathon completed. There, that is past. Done. On to 2010.

A-#1 goal for 2010: run a respectable time at Cascade Crest. Having volunteered for the past three years (four?), I am certain to get in. My previous best time is 21:10. Can I equal that or better it? Not sure. I will be six years older when the race is held. It will completely depend on what I can do for training. Incidentals along the way -

January 2nd - one lap of the Tiger Mt. Fat Ass
January 9th - Bridle Trails (?)
January 24th - Yours Truly 50k (?)
February 6th - Orcas Island 50k (?)
March 6th - Invest in Youth 6 hour (RD)
March 20th - Chuckanut 50k (yes!)
April 11th - Mt. Si (yes)
April 17th - Wenatchee marathon (?)
May 1st - Sunflower Iron (?)
May 8th - Lost Lake 50k (?)
May 15th - Watershed Preserve 12 hour (?)
June 9th - Blanchard Mt. 50k (?)
July 31st - White River 50 (yes)
August 28th - CCC (YES)

As you can see there are quite of few maybe's listed. Spring events may be eliminated by my attending some CWU track meets. I am also planning to ride STP again this year on July 17th, with daughter Kelsey. Hopefully, we can both fit in some training rides.

If I sign up for enough races, I will be forced to get back into shape. Right?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Not too Dumb Ass

The weather gods smiled on the Dumb Ass run today. Balmy temperatures; virtually no rain, hardly any mud - almost didn't seem like a real Dumb Ass run. It was good to see some of the usual crowd again, even if only for a short time. tc and Glenn running together on Tiger. It is good to see some contants in life are still being maintained. Daughter Kelsey is rapidly becoming a better than good trail runner. Once her XC career is over, we will start trying some ultras together. I will have a couple of more years to get in shape.
Hope to see you on Tiger January 2nd to help celebrate Kelsey's 20th birthday. In the meantime, Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays

I'm relatively certain that I am the only one that reads this anymore, but will wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year anyway. I hope to take nearly two weeks off here at the end of the year and spend some time running with Kelsey and climbing at the gym with both Kelsey and Larisa. Not to mention some Grandpa time with Olivia.
I will not be running the Dumb Ass run this Sunday as it has been cancelled permanently and it would be foolish to show up for a run that won't be happening, right? I expect to be joining the fun at the Fat Ass run on January 2nd. Hope to see myself and you on the trails soon. Best wishes to you and yours for 2010.