This year I’m not planning on a 100 miler, but instead I’m going to work on getting faster in shorter distances. I will also start getting Kili out on the trails more, now that he is getting old enough to tag along. It will be nice to have a four-legged trail partner again.
Here is my 2017 Spring race schedule:
March 25, 2017 – Behind the Rocks 50k in Moab, Utah
April 5, 2017 – Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim adventure
May 6, 2017 – Collegiate Peaks 25 miler in Buena Vista, Colorado. This will be more of a training race, with a long run the following day.
June 3, 2017 – North Fork 50k – Pine, Colorado. This will also be a training race, with a long run the following day.
July 22, 2017 – Never Summer 100K – Gould, Colorado. My “A” race for the year.
Then it is playtime for the summer. We will do some backpacking, run some fun loops – Four Pass, Pawnee Buchanan, the 160 mile Collegiate Peaks Loop. Okay, that last one is more on my agenda than his. If I split it up into 5 30+ mile days, it would be awesome. I would love to get a few people to join me for a day or two. We will see if that happens. Mostly, it is time for us to play in the backcountry and not have a set training schedule. Maybe there will be a fall race, maybe not. Regardless, there will hopefully be plenty of trail miles, and I might even start getting back on the bike.