After the CMFYC 10 miler I was talking to an ultra running friend, R. Who is probably the biggest
pusher focusing factor in my running life in that he has helped mentor and guide me in reaching and achieving my 50 mile goal. After our conversation I now know he had some goals of his own for me to the tune of getting me to 100 miles. I'm not saying I didn't wonder if I could do a 100 too, I'm just saying R's timeline and mine were radically different. So of course after listening to his crack-like exciting Ultra runner banter talking with him I am seriously eyeing this:
There are two options for me.
The I know I can option of 50k.
And the next step to 100 option of 77 miles.
Yeah, that's about 3 times a marathon
When 2011 started I had a few goals.
I wanted to hit my 365 days of running. ~ Day # 361 today.
I wanted to make the leap to a trail 50 miler. ~ Done April 9th
I wanted to improve my overall fitness by cross training regularly. ~ Still working on that one.
I knew the racing year would hold a bunch of 50ks and an assortment of other shorter races but I didn't realize I would hit my A goal so early in the year. This leaves me wondering if I simply "coast" for the rest of the year in running and focus on the remaining goals or do I take the next step towards a goal that I didn't think I would realize until 2012 or 2013?
While I love all the easy supportive words of encouragement, I'd love to hear your thoughts on making another leap for myself this year considering my other goals, my time restraints and my family.
Because we are talking about three times a marathon.