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

Saturday, February 9, 2013

International marathons?

Despite a bout of illness and a lack of any formal training plan, I think that I am grooving along pretty well and have a solid base.  With the exception of sick week, I'm averaging 30-35 miles per week with a few 15 mile long runs.  I'm hoping to get a 20 mile run in soon, perhaps tomorrow.  I'm intrigued by the "No Wimps" challenge that is part of the Trail Marathon at the end of April.  Basically, this just involves a half marathon on Saturday followed by a 50k on Sunday.  Sounds like fun so that is my short term goal with the Hallucination officially in my sights for the fall.  Besides, who doesn't want a "No Wimps" t-shirt?  In May I will be traveling to China, Taiwan, and Japan so I have kicked around the idea of running 3 marathons in 3 countries in 3 weeks.  That might be a bit much given our travel itinerary, but it is fun to dream.  Perhaps I can get one marathon in there.  It's been nice to be back in the groove and have some goals in sight.  We'll see about the international stuff, but I think I can definitely be ready for the "No Wimps" challenge, which is notably on the same trail as the Hallucination 100.