Normally I like to post something once a week, but I'll be completely honest, there's not much going on right now to talk about! My training has been ramping up and going very well...like "shhh, don't wake the injury gods" well. I'm already getting excited for my first race of the year on February 13 in Florida. My return to the Iron Horse 100 as a runner and not a volunteer like last year will be a great early-season test to see how well I can hold an even pace. Ideally I'd like to run even 8 hour splits since the goal isn't to run the fastest 100 I can, rather to keep myself locked in to a 24 Hour pace plan I can execute perfectly in France. I'm also planning on seeing how well the New Balance 100s hold up over 100 miles....but I'm getting ahead of myself. I've still got 4 weeks of training before race day. A bit of a bummer to still have so long to wait, but at least the forecast for my 40 miler tomorrow looks like 50 degrees and clear. Talk about a sweet mid-January gift from Mother Nature!
Hope the "heat wave" hits everyone this weekend (although not those running the super-tough H.U.R.T. 100 in Hawaii...they're probably hoping for a nice chill in the rain forest out there!).