The world lost an incredible mother, wife, daughter, friend, attorney, underprivileged advocate, and community member suddenly and unexpectedly on October 16, 2013. In honor of my late wife, Holli Wallace, I am training for the Hallucination 100 mile trail run and raising money for the Children's Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

My training progress

Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Plans

Well, I haven't followed through very well with my plan to blog more. Work, family, and life in general just gets in the way and it is hard to make it much of a priority. That's just the way it is and that is okay. More importantly, my return to running is going relatively well. With only a few exceptions, I've stuck to 30 miles/week for somewhere around 2 months. I wanted more long runs in there, but I did get one 16 miler and there have been plenty of 10-12 milers. I feel like its a pretty solid base. I just need a goal now.

I definitely miss the ultramarathon scene and need one big race.  Given my 2010 DNF at the Hallucination 100, I think that would be an excellent place to start.  Also, I heard from Dirt Dawg that the organization and aid provided at Hallucination is much better than it was in 2010.  The thing is, I have two ways to ramp up to that.  My first option is that I schedule a few marathons such as the Trail Marathonthe Martian Marathon, and the Carrollton Maraton leading up to the Hallucination.  Option two is that I run Hallucination as the fourth race in the Midwest Grand Slam, a series of four 100 mile races throughout the Midwest.  I think that option one is definitely doable.  The Midwest Grand Slam would definitely be a challenge both in terms of physical effort and logistics.  But gosh, it just sounds like fun...

I'll decide for sure next year.  Happy New Year everyone!

1 comment:

Tim said...

Good luck! There's always the Hawkeye 50K on March 3 in Iowa! :-D