Just a bit of rambling because I don't like to go too long without blogging. I took a day off after the El Scorcho 50k. I've read with interest their website and blog with all the patting themselves on the back. Again, it's a good race, almost bare bones and as long as you understand that, it's fine.
I'm back to training, and it's going well. I've been running in the mornings after I get to work because of the heat. I've been getting the runners high after almost every run, and that's scary. I read on another blog something to this effect; "People exercise too much, I have a friend that runs marathons and he gets a high afterwards. That's why I drink and smoke, I can get the same thing walking up a flight of stairs." Anyway, I had a good week after the race. I've backed off a bit this week because of my upcoming family reunion. After that's over, I should be able to pick it up again. I probably needed a step back week anyway.
I had to schedule a business trip to "upstate New York." So there was this 100k I'd been looking at, and decided to tie them together. So I signed up for the Green Lakes 100k trail endurance run. I believe in gradual increases and to me, this was the next logical step in ramping up to a possible try at 100 miles early next year. One-hundred kilometers is 62 miles.
Another goal I have for this year is to Boston Qualify. For me, since I will be 55 this year, that means I need to run a marathon in 3:45 or better. I have a bit of nostalgia for the Rt. 66 Marathon in Tulsa, because their first marathon was my first marathon. And I could keep a streak going there. But I've decided that to B Q is more important to me, and so I'm thinking about skipping Tulsa, and trying to qualify at Tucson. Tucson is known as a good qualifier because it's a net downhill course. I'll wait until after the 100k, but that's how I'm leaning right now.
Live well, exercise regularly, and enjoy life.