I love this time of year, mileage increases, races that seem like they mean something on the calendar, track meets at Hayward field and warm weather!!!!
I just went past 12,000 miles last Thursday. Ironically, that milestone came on an 18 mile run that I cut short at 11. I wasn't feeling well all last week, but I think that's behind me now. So now, I can set my sights on some big events! I added a list of upcoming events on the right side of the blog page, I think my running calendar for the Summer ish is complete.
May 30th is the Forest Park 50k in Portland, OR. I don't have a lot of trail running experience and this will easily be the furthest I've run on trails.
It seems strange not to have any events in the month of June. I originally left it wide open hoping to get into Western States. I will, hopefully, be getting some huge miles in this month though. I'll also be attending all 4 days of the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward!
July will be busy! July 7 through 10, I'll be continuing last years Run the Gorge adventure, with this years Sisters to Sisters. Last years journey ended at Sorosis park in The Dalles. Sorosis is loosely "sister" in Latin, don't trifle me with details that start with the word "actually" on this, so this Summer I'm running from Sorosis Park to Sisters, Oregon. Sisters to Sisters will be somewhere between 128 and 133 miles, I still have the details of the last day to work through, in 4 days. Eastern Oregon in July, yes it will be HOT!
July 24th I'll run the PCT 50 miler, on trails, at altitudes between 3,000 and 5,000 feet.
All of this should lead me to.......the Lean Horse 100 miler in South Dakota, August 28th.
Absolutely NOTHING on my schedule after that. Except maybe........