I just want to say a quick thank you for all the #GGS & #SPA love on this Friday. I will do my best to return the favor tonight and this weekend. I have had a good week with some personal, non-workout related things, and all the comments help start my weekend on a high note.
Ok, I took today as a rest day because I went to get the BF lunch during my workout time. I spent Wednesday and Thursday getting my workout on.
|Garmin deets from Tablerock on Wedneday|
Wednesday was a short jaunt up to Tablerock and Thursday was weight training my arms with a few moves for the abs and those evil split squats.
|Before I started lifting on Thursday|
I have spent part of today (Friday) researching ultra running. My 2013 goal is to complete an ultra. Along with another marathon or so, but an ultra (and maybe more then one) is the top goal.
I have also asked for a tri-bike for xmas, so if I actually get a new bike that costs more then what my car did new 15 years ago, I would have to throw a tri into the schedule too. But the decision has been made about completing an ultra run.
I decided earlier this year that my first ultra will be, or in other words, I would like the Weiser River Trail 50K to be my first ultra. It is a fairly flat course and not too technical. And it is pretty close to be considered local. With it being the end of April, I have just enough time to research, plan, and train for completing a 50K. Plus there doesn’t seem to be much need for a crew on this race since I don’t think I can fully trust the BF to crew for me. Sorry BF. I know you didn’t want that job anyways.
One thing that scares me about ultras is the scrambling over rocks and getting lost on the trail. As much as I may know, or not know, a course, I kinda like to zone out and just keep moving forward and shut off my brain from thinking about anything. Thinking about rocks and footing and direction, and fooding, and getting lost while being, cold, wet, alone isn’t something I am totally comfortable with. I guess the race that I had that reminded me of those things was the Redfish Half. I was alone with no one around and I was confused about my surroundings at most of the race. It could have been partially my fault since I was so hungover that day, too. My brain was depleted of carbs, water, and logical thinking.
I have already read Relentless Forward Progress and The Extra Mile from the library, but would like more books to read for research and motivation. I have already read all of Dean’s books. Does anyone have any other ultra running book suggestions?
I think I have read nearly every article on UltRunR. ULTRAmarathonTraining has lots of links I am enjoying clicking on a reading. I am also looking for other good sites and blogs. Please share them in the comments if you have one or know of any.
Have you completed an ultra? Or do you want to? Do you want to do the Weiser 50K with me? Wanna be my crew next year? Have you started planning your races for 2013? What is your biggest race goal?