Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2012 My Year in Review

2012 was a great racing season for me because I had my most successful racing season and was able to complete the LUS (Lynchburg Ultra Series) and Vermont 100 (my first attempt at a 100 miler).  I was able to really dedicate myself consistently to train all season which allowed me to have a few break out races.  As I move forward 2013 will be focused on completing the Beast Series and going to Leadville to run while breathing through a straw (at least that is how it has been described to me).  But the biggest challenge I am looking forward to is my son, yes it's a boy, being born in mid May.  How will I be able to train for any of these races?  That is something that time will only tell.  My first priority is to be a good father, then a good husband, and only then can I begin to think about training/racing.  I am a person who will find a way, but I know my resolve will be tested when I am forced to do an early morning training run on a few hours sleep.  If it was easy, then everyone would be doing it!!  

Here is what my 2013 schedule is looking like so far:

2/9 Holiday Lake 50k
3/2 Seneca Creek 50k or VHTRC MMT training run
3/16 B&A Marathon (maybe)
3/23 Terrapin Mt 50k
4/27 Promise Land 50k
5/18 MMT 100 volunteer & crew(maybe)
6/1 NFC DC 50M (double only, maybe)
6/2 NFC DC Half Marathon (double only, maybe)
7/27 Catoctin 50k
9/17 Leadville 100
10/4 Grindstone 100
11/2 MMTR 50
12/14 Hellgate 100k

Starts off easy gets damn tough towards the end.  I look forward to sharing some training miles with some of the Ultra-holics and other new friends I have made along the way.  Here is to 2013, kickin butt and takin' names :)

See ya on the trails,


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