Back on November 29th of 2015, I speculated as to my racing schedule for what was then, the upcoming year (see http://runspittle.blogspot.com/2015/11/look-out-nyc-squamish-and-imogene-im.html). Now that the upcoming year is the here year, let’s see where we’re at on this thing.
Schedule as set (crossed out no longer running – races added in red):
March 6 Napa Valley Marathon (this one is still up in the air)
April 10 Platte River Half Marathon
April 24 Cherry Creek Sneak 5 mile (maybe 5K)
April 30 Greenland 50K (1st Ultra)
May 30 Bolder Boulder 10K (redemption)
June 18 Leadville Heavy Half (still 50/50 on this one)
July 3 Vail Hill Climb (7 miles)
July 16 Kendall Mountain Run (12 miles, maybe, maybe not)
July 31 San Francisco Marathon (registered)
August 6 Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon (love this race)
August 21 Squamish 50K (never been to British Columbia registered)
September 10 Imogene Pass Run (17 miles. Revenge sought)
October 4 Hot Chocolate 15K Denver
October 16 Denver Rock n Roll Half Marathon (maybe, maybe not)
November 6 NYC Marathon (it’s on my 65th birthday for crying out loud)
November 19 Nike Cross 5K (this looked like a blast)
December 3 North Face 50K or 50 mile
Training has been progressing slowly (pace-wise), but steadily. The milder winter weather has helped a bit. Have gotten in “long” runs of 11, 12, 14, 14 since the turn into 2016. (weekly mileage noted on left – one day to go in week 10 – will be over 50).
Picked up some Piriformis Syndrome after the North Face Half that lingered for two months. Literally a pain in the ass. It is considerably better at this point and it is time to get serious.
Adding strength and core, preventative drills, and a bit less dietary junk as a part of the “serious” mode. In short, it’s time.