Hello, friends – it’s been a few weeks. How have you been? I hope that everyone has enjoyed the Holidays. Life has been busy, but good, and I’m especially grateful to have the Holidays to celebrate with our families.
Here is a photo of Zak and me from his family’s “Wild West” themed Thanksgiving:
In 2013, I’m looking forward to running my second 50k distance race – the Ice Age 50. I did the half marathon last year (my first ever trail race), and loved the course and race management. I’m also going to try the Bear Trax 20k in April.
Here’s a looking forward and looking back list, of sorts:
April 28. 2013 - Bear Trax 20k - Lapham Peak, Delafield (WI)
May 11, 2013 - The Ice Age Trail 50, 50k, La Grange (WI)
Oct. 29, 2012 - Lakefront Discovery Run, 15k, Milwaukee (WI)
Sept. 22, 2012 - Brewers Mini-Marathon, Half marathon, Milwaukee (WI)
Sept. 7, 2012 - Pikes Peak Challenge, 13.1 mike hike to benefit TBI research and programs, Colorado Springs (CO)
Aug. 25, 2012 - Badgerland Striders Half marathon, Milwaukee (WI)
July 12, 2012 – Storm the Bastille, 5k, Milwaukee (WI)
June 23, 2012 – Rock N’ Sole, Half marathon, Milwaukee (WI)
June 8-9, 2012 - Ragnar Relay Series: Madison to Chicago, Team Six Degrees (runner #4 ~ 15.2 miles total)
You do the talking: What races do you have planned for 2013, any new distances?
The Bear Trax 20k will be a new for me – I’ve never raced that distance before. The course is at Lapham Peak, where I love to train, but where the hills kind of kick my ass each and every time I visit!
What does your training plan look like?
I’m starting to formulate my 50k training plan, and will tentatively begin to train on Monday, January 14. The plan is based off of the Santa Clarita Runners ultra training schedule that I found online. I’m also reading Smart Marathon Training: Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged by Jeff Horowitz in hopes of picking up a few pointers on formulating an ultra training plan.