Monday, December 23, 2013

Week Ending 12.22.13

Monday - AM - 45 min stairs, PM - 4 miles barefoot - finally a decently warm day after an ice storm and ridiculous cold

Tuesday - 45 min stairs

Wednesday - 8 miles barefoot, another nice day

Thursday - 45 min stairs

Friday - Gym - squats, deadlifts, pushups and an assortment of pullups

Saturday - Nothing but cold rain

Sunday - 20 miles in freezing drizzle and brutal winds, fun times

Total - 32 miles and 2.25 hours of stairs

Not really a week that would indicate that I am aiming for a 100 miles at Rocky Raccoon in February.  However, this is the first week in December that I have actually been itching to run, so that is a good sign.  My main focus in January will be on trying to get in back-to-back 20s and maybe one 30 miler and dropping a few pounds before RR.

I am sold on open fermentation, although it seems to make people nervous

Monday, December 16, 2013

And then there was no Bang

Iced over, muddy trails, no running... that is how the '13 racing season ended.  The big news was that the Dallas Marathon was cancelled but a much smaller event was also canceled.  Isle du Bois was a no go and with that my '13 racing was over and done with.  I'll save a '13 year end type wrap up post for another day and won't reflect too much here.

I have been thinking about '14 and things won't change too much - Cactus Rose 100.  That will be my main focus again.  I'm going to do Rocky Raccoon 100 and then will take a break to celebrate the arrival of a new family member.  I'll probably try to work in a couple of prep races this year in the run up to Cactus Rose.  Probably a 60k night race and then a race in September.

Look at this homemade pasta and homebrew saison

Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me....