Friday, September 11, 2009

So, You're Telling Me There's a Chance...

It's been quite a season for me in the Oregon Trail Series.

I had a pretty good Hagg Lake...I faded quite a bit in the end.
I had an OK Rumble...coming off a calf injury.
I had a disappointing PCT 50...story to come later.
And I had a DNF at Where's Waldo...coming off pneumonia.

Now with one race left to go, I still have an outside shot at winning the 30-39 age group. Gregory Smith is currently leading with 122.53 points and I've noticed he's not running no chance to improve his point total. I'm currently at 95.13 points...27.4 points behind. As best I can tell, I would need to finish no more than 27 minutes behind the winner at McKenzie tomorrow to get the necessary points. Note to Todd Braje...if you're running tomorrow, please don't set a new course record!

There's no question that I'll have to run my best 50K...but it's just close enough to the realm of possibility that I'm going for it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What's Been Missing in My Life...

Blogging...I don't know if you've noticed, but lately my blog has been drifting's time to start TCB.

I'm doing this just for me...clearly.

Actually, it's been quite an interesting past 6 months...

March - Calf injury
April - 10K PR (35:47), Boston Marathon PR (2:52:54)
May - Mike Luvin's Challenge
June - 50K PR (4:11:23), lost another bet
July - 10K PR again (35:25), Triple Mary's Peak
August - Pneumonia, first DNF

...definitely some stories worth telling.