Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The stars align

In my previous post, I mentioned that I felt strangely unsatisfied with a lack of big goals to look forward to in the 2015 season.  In the past 48 hours, this has now completely changed.

Since ATB didn't seem to beat the crap out of my legs, I wanted to get that 30K+ trail distance PB that I missed at the Fatass Cake run.  Originally, I had planned on 20-25K at the Envisions Avon Trail Thru Run on April 11th but upped it to 30-32K. 

Want to learn more about the Thru Run?  Here's a video from Rhonda herself:

My next thought was, "if I'm going to run 20 miles, I may as well run a marathon."  I was already planning on pacing Mississauga HM, but I knew that 4:30 for the full was available.  I emailed Head Bunny, asking which he would rather have me pace, and he replied, "the full."

Well, then..may as well go for broke!  Again, I was already planning on running 25K at Sulphur kept going through my mind that there would be no better time to run 50K, because there's no way I could run that distance 3 weeks after racing a marathon, but hopefully pacing won't take too much out of me and obviously I'll be using Mississauga as my longest training run. My first impulse was to sign up immediately, before I chickened out, but I saved it for last night so I could announce it on FB and see who thought it was real and who thought it was another April Fools prank (I had posted an April Fools status saying I had signed up for a trail 50K a year or 2 ago).  Well I guess the joke's on me!  The fact that the 50K was just $10 more than the 25K appealed to my thrifty self: twice the pain for only 10 bucks more! what a deal!

DVCA, I'm coming for you!

What this means is that next week I should run a relatively high mileage week to peak for Mississauga, and I'm not really mentally prepared for it.  I know a lot of people, Beth especially, must be laughing, because at this point, I really need to stop saying never.  

In terms of other spring races, hopefully I will be recovered to pace NFWHM 2 weeks after Sulphur, and I've canned the Welland Duathlon because I'm not feeling the multi-sport love right now, I just want to run trails, all the time at the moment.


  1. The rationale of a budding ultrarunner!! See you at Sulphur!

  2. You'll do great at Sulphur Patty. I did my first 50k at Niagara last June and loved it. Ultra runners are good people! Looking forward to running with you at Sulphur