Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 - Back in the Saddle Again

It has been WAY too long since my last post.. Before I get into what's coming up, I will quickly throw out what has been happening since my last post in May.

What have I been up to... Well, after the GC Single Crossing, I quickly moved my focus to the San Juan 50miler.  Coming into to the race, I felt I was pretty fit, but I was battling some wicked stomach issues.  Ultimately, the stomach issues did me in.  During the race, each time I took a drink or ate anything, I immediately got sick to my stomach and even puked a couple times.  This lead me to drop out around 20miles.  I was bummed, but I kept repeating.. "Live to fight another day". 

After that race, I took 2 weeks completely off from running.  I can't remember a time in the last 5 years when I have taken that much time completely off.  It was hard, but in hind sight, the right thing to do.  Since I took the time off, I am completely re-charged and running a TON.  For the past few weeks, I have been logging +100mile weeks including some solid workouts and long runs.  Things are headed in the right direction... just need to get the stomach stuff figured, which is in process.

What's coming up.. I decided to hold off racing all summer so I could spend more focused time with my family.  As such, my next race isn't until September 8th.  The Imogene Pass Run (  I am REALLY excited about this race.  A lot of people from Flagstaff make the trip out, so it ends up being a big reunion in the Colorado Rockies.  I ran this race in 2010 and got 2nd place.  If my training holds up, I should be able to improve on that... at least that's the plan.

After Imogene, I am going to get back in the Canyon again.  I am looking at going for a Rim to Rim to Rim record on Friday, October 19th.  After that run, it's back to training and then the North Face 50mile Championships on December 1st.

It should be an exciting Summer / Fall.. 

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