Monday, June 24, 2013

Some plans for 2014 100m

Its 6 months into the year and it means I am 6 months away from my self imposed exile from 100s. After WS 100 I had promised myself to stay away from training for 100s for a year, just to give myself and family more time.

Now with 2014 halfway away mind started pondering over possible 100s.. one the heals of the post I would like to do 2 100s in 2014.

1. Hardrock qualifier:
my WS 2011 might allow me to apply for 2014 HR just for lottery sakes, but I would like to    qualify for this monster of a Ultra every year. with that motivation I am attempted to do one of the 3 races
- Angles Crest (July last WE, Disney other NPs)
- Cascade Crest (Aug 2nd WE, nearby islands vancouver)
- Pine to Palm (Sep 2nd WE, drive-able Oregon with Zo)

2. Logistically easier 100:
A local 100 or a 24hr run
  - Headlands 100(4 loops of 25, Aug 1st WE)
  - Run de Vous 100 (might try for a fast 100, Aug 3rd WE)
  - RDL (Nov 2nd WE)
  - coastal trail runs 24hr

Friday, June 21, 2013

Races shaping up for the summer ahead

As any long run, life is full of ups and down and lot of surprizes. This year has been exceptionally unpredictable, amongst myself and rush we have DNS'ed(Did Not Start) 5 races. 4 by your's truly.

My year so far has been a series of DNS's
i) San Bruno Half Marathon: Chose to volunteer and run 10mi run but not part of the race. This is a awesome course, would love to go back and run next year.

ii) Razorback 6 hr run: I was not well, and my family was still recovering.

iii) Oakland HM: Planned as a PR race but couldn't start as my kid was ill.

iv) Quicksilver 50M: Just was too tired from job search in April and I was'nt upto racing moreover my kid was still recovering.

In-spite of this dissapointing performance so far, I managed to plan more races ahead.. hopefully will start the race

i) Skyline 50K: hopefully a sub 5:30hr race

ii) Headlands 50M: have a good strong run take some good pictures

iii) Morgan hill marathon: 4hr pacer

iv) Quad Dipsea: Sub 6hr run

Happy Trails