A brief recap of my 48th year:
Jewelia got married on the Oregon coast. It was, in the interest of accuracy, the day before my birthday, but I needed some highlights.
|Jewelia and Tyler|
|Where the Buffalo Roam|
|7 Brides Tap Room|
|My ankle almost permanently looks like this now.|
|This picture is only here because Elliott is so cute.|
|I'll be back.|
So, what have I learned. Not much, unfortunately. I wish I could point to one specific thing, either in training or on race day, but it’s been a combination of things, that mostly just boils down to train more and get more experience. I do have the feeling of unfinished business for these three races, but am in no big hurry to settle any scores. I’m going to run on a Hood to Coast Team, and event I’ve always described as more social endurance than physical endurance. Then set all of my sights and training on running a 50 mile PR at Autumn Leaves in October. PR is 8:46, but I’m really gonna shoot for sub 8 hours. After that I’m probably going to give in and get the much needed surgery to repair a torn labrum in my shoulder. I originally injured it last November attempting a crazy stunt, even by my standards. I injured it throwing a towel over a shower rod at a hotel in Pasadena. My seasoned advice? If you ever find yourself, freshly out of the shower, in a hotel room bathroom in Pasadena, just leave your towel on the floor.