Here we go! 2011 has been a blast and 2012 looks to be even better. I feel that I am ready to prepare myself for some very challenging races. I have selected four races that I want to run. Due to limited entry for the Solstice and Wasatch, I have chosen backup plans. These back up plans are not “B” races…. they, too, are very challenging and races I desire to run!
The Trudge!!!!! This takes place in the beautiful state of Wyoming. Runners typically finish this race in 50k time. Lots of snow!!! No snow shoes or skis allowed. I will be busting out the yaktrax and spikes for this one!
This will be my first 100 miler!!! 2 Laps around the Island. Ultimate goal: Finish! Secondary goal: sub 24 hour. Will probably be facing some good cold temps on this one.
I am thinking this will be nearly as challenging as a 100 miler. Reaching elevations over 13,o00 feet. Just look at the website. Frankly, I can’t wait for this one. Preparing for this race will push me through those early, dark, cold mornings! If I can’t get into the Solstice then I will be just as happy with the North Fork 50 Mile Trail Race. North Fork is beautiful and challenging!
A historic and difficult race. There is a lottery for this race. Hope and pray I can make it in. Very challenging vertical and terrain. A big daddy of a race. My second option is the Run Rabbit Run: Steamboat 50. This is a very difficult race, yet very appealing. If I don’t do it as a backup this year it will probably be a 1st option in 2013. Will see!
2012 will be fun! These will make for some awesome family vacation and fun! Now, I need to use the next 4 months to hit it hard. I plan to do a little more cross training and get more elevation/mountain training. Anyone want to join?