Friday, December 30, 2011

The End of 2011

Well . . . it's that time of year again (the end).  A time of reflection and a time to ponder the future.  I've done plenty of reflecting over the past few months, but minimal amounts of future pondering.  That is changing though and new goals are forming on the horizon.

I'm going to finish out the year with over 4,500 miles for the year.  That a new PR for sure -- by about 900 miles I believe.  Sure it's inflated by the AT stuck in there, but it would have been way more had I jumped back into my normal mileage sooner than about a month ago.  Regardless, I'm pleased that I was healthy and fortunate enough to cover than many miles.  Lots of fun, beauty, and camaraderie mixed in those miles.

Plans for 2012?  I'm planning on running the Frozen Sasquatch 50K next weekend, 3 Days of Syllamo in Arkansas in March (one of my favorite races), then the Massanutten 100 in May.  There may be some other stuff mixed in, but that's all the farther I'm planning.  I'd like to do another 100-miler or two this year, but I'll just have to see how things play out.  Massunutten is the big goal race for the first half of the year.  I ran 21:37 there as my first 100 ('08).  I'd love to run sub-20 there and that's going to be what I've got my sights on over the next five months.

So here's to a great 2011!  Happy New Year everyone!

I know who I'll be smoochin' when the ball drops . . .