Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Adventure Begins

This week marks the start of the training season for me. Now don't get me wrong I have been running these past few months it just hasn't been anything to long. In fact I think my longest run was 14 miles on the parkway. I haven't been on the trails in months and let me tell you how good it felt to be on the trails this morning.

Today was the first workout with the Fleet Feet Ultra Training Group. I am once again running with the group after not training with them last season. Today we met up at Cavitt for 10 miles along the fire road and single track trails. I know I was super excited to be hitting the trails, even if Cavitt isn't my favorite place to run.

Today's run I kept it mellow still allowing my body a chance to remember what it is like to run consistently. This week I will have logged 40 miles which is the most miles I have logged in a long time, which is also another reason why I kept it pretty mellow.

For the rest of the month though I will have to be running my long runs by myself once again as I am working every weekend until January. Once January hits I will be able to meet up every other Saturday and hopefully every Wednesday evening. I know that training by myself will be challenging. But I am dedicated and committed to my goals this year.

Speaking of goals, I didn't get into Western States 100, so I will have to come up with another 100 miler that works with my work schedule. I am kind of leaning toward Tahoe Rim Trail 100 which is in July. But I still haven't made up my mind. I do know that what ever 100 I run I am keeping September open.

The adventure begins once again and I can't wait to see where the trails take me this year.