The Next Big Thing
|August 1, 2013||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
I’m fairly positive that I set a new PR in not registering for races this Spring/Summer. Between being cautious about injury recovery and not knowing where I’d be living or what my schedule would be, I stayed off active.com for a record length of time.
But now that I’m running healthy and have filled in all of the blanks of my life, I can start making race plans again! YAY.
(Confession: I may or may not have spent my entire return trip home from my final interview looking up races in the PNW. Luckily, my aggressive race planning didn’t appear to have jinxed me.)
In the category of goal races, I’ve got Hood to Coast in the very immediate future. Which is now especially neat because the race will start in my backyard since I’ll be LIVING IN OREGON by then. Crazy.
And after the HTC fun ends in Seaside, I’m switching back to full-on ultra running mode for my next big goal race. (By “full-on” I mean safely and responsibly building my mileage so I stay healthy. Obviously.)
Weeks before I sidelined myself this Spring, I knew I wanted to take a break from marathon training regardless of whether I ran a PR at Vermont. I love marathons, but I love ultra running more. Plus, when you’re training for ultras, you still get to run marathons all of the time, for FUN. It’s a big win-win. AND I manage to run much healthier and happier even though I’m running two or three times as many miles.
So on November 23rd, I’ll be back on the east coast for a little rendezvous
At the JFK 50 Miler in Boonsboro, Maryland.
And until then, I’ll be doing all kinds of rendezvousing with new trails, races, roads, and paths all over the west coast.
Two more days until I’m on my way.