So this decision has been a long time in the coming. I knew at some point I was going to need to make it, just didn't know when that would be and what direction I would travel.
My love for running developed around the time I started doing marathons (over 10 years ago), but over the years, I wanted change and moved from marathons to triathlons to Ironman races to ultras. I have loved doing ultras for many years now, moving from 50k up to 50 milers, setting my sights on the elusive 100 miler.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Anticipation of this past Saturday has been dominating my mind for months now. I signed up for the Dick Collins Firetrails 50 miler in order to get a qualification time for Western States. I spent the month of September really thinking through my running goals, focus and training program. In short (with a more detailed description coming in another post), I decided to change my focus from long ultras to short fast marathons. In essence, I decided to go for new marathon PRs rather than the 100 mile race.