1) I'm dying to run in a race again
2) Needing something formal to be on my running schedule
3) I'm 0 & 2 in 100km races.
4) I really need geographical convenience.
So, here I go. I'm making this public to keep me going.
The 2008 Holiday Lake 50k++ was my first race in about 3 years and even though that performance was a disappointing 12th place, I felt like I was back on track with my training.
By early May I was beginning to feel like my old-racing self and had entered in Highland Sky 40. Two weeks before the race though, I sprained my ankle...playing hockey! It was much worse than I initially realized and ended up not running a step until late August (although I did get in some decent hiking on my Rocky Mtns tour this summer).
The ankle still is limited in its range of motion but I can run pain-free, at least I think. I haven't been running much this fall. I can find all kinds of excuses why - new job responsibilities, new race directing, family - you name it but the bottom line is that I haven't been running. In September I logged less than 200 miles for the month and so far in October, I've logged less than 40 miles. All in all, since May I've ran less than 300 miles.
I have just under 2 months before I toe the line.
I plan to blog about my training here, for good or for worse, and then attempt to finish Hellgate. I'm positive I'll be a sorry sight on race day but I'm looking forward to the challenge and testing myself once again.
I'm now going for my first training run for Hellgate.