The winter solstice was just one month ago, and I am already thinking about the summer solstice! Not just because of the extra sunshine that I miss during this time of year. I signed up for the San Juan Solstice 50 miler. After creating a rough outline of my weekly mileage goals 5 months does not seem like enough time. I'll see how it goes and hope to survive the mountains and 50 miles.
Additional races for 2014:
Xterra 24k and/or Cheyenne Mountain 50k
San Juan 50 miler
a marathon in September
and a smattering of other local races. I want to avoid the Triple Crown Races, but they are already pulling me in with their petty taunts. "The GOG 10 would be great hill and road training." "A hilly 12k is great recovery after a 50 miler." "Do the PP marathon, just forget the flat marathon." Bah!
A huge thanks to Boulder Running Company and Brooks for including me on their running team this year. I hope to race hard enough this year to do the uniform justice.