I have a semblance of a race schedule set up for the first part of the season. However, already, two races have are off. We cancelled our trip to Disneyworld after me being sidelined by my injury and my wife's training going south after a November illness. The next target for her is Big Sur which is supposed to be beautiful. I am still in Coyote Two Moons and am remaining hopeful that my progress will allow me to join the fun an luncacy of that race again. With an average pace of 3mph, it really is more like a long hike where I run the downhills. The only other possible race before then is Sequoia which I will treat as a training run. It is pretty tentative at this point as my son has a potential playoff basketball game that night and we also have a weding invite for the same day. Will play that one by ear.
After Coyote Two Moons, I plan to finally run the Diablo 50m since it doesn't fall on my wife/mother/nephew/mother-in-law's birthday weekend. Those two races should get my endurance up. I then want to have a "big" month of May before tapering for States in June. I didn't get into Miwok this year (no 3-peat for me) so I will look for another race in early May. Options include the following:
- 5/2 - Sycamore Canyon 50K or Wild Wild West 50K
- 5/9 - Quicksilver 50m or PCT 50m
- 5/16 - Bishop High Sierra 100K or 50m
After States, I really have not firmed up any plans. I have some ideas of other 100s I'd like to do, but will probably be limited to those that do not fill early. I will likely return to Javelina again and consider making a streak of it. However, I really can't look that far ahead right now. I am most focused on the immediate comeback. I will do my first run of an hour or longer this weekend. I will also probably do another long bike ride to keep the endurance up. It really is day by day at this point.