Friday, June 17, 2011

One Month from Today

Well, if everything goes according to plan, and the stars align, one month from right now I will be completing the Vermont 100.

I have to say, I haven't been this concerned about finishing a race since Ironman, back in 1999. The problem is that no matter how much I run - and I feel like that's all I've been doing these past few weeks - it's never enough.

If I am able to finish my planned 31 mile run on Sunday, I'll have run about 75 miles this week, which will be a personal record. I can feel my body adapting to all this stress and I am definitely getting fit, but I have to say, I'm kind of growing tired of all this training. I'm having the same feeling I did back in my Ironman day, where I feel that the training is an obligation - a job - rather than what it should be, which is fun.

I never want to lose the fun aspect and so once I'm finished with this race, my focus is going to be entirely on 50k's and below.

Unless, of course, I get into Western States.



Anonymous said...

how about 5ks and below and have some spare time for other things. tennis with your kids for example. gs

GoldenTrailsDave said...

Is HH still the back up plan?