Friday, June 22, 2012
Ok, it's been a while since my last post but I needed to get away for a little while and see what the future held for me. I ran the RNR Dallas half marathon back in March and had a good race (1:45) especially with the lack of speed work I've done in the past few years. My last 2 races got me to thinking about what the future held for me; should I start working more on speed and shorter races up to marathon distances or continue the slow ultra running I'd been doing for the last couple of years. One thing I came to realize in the past few months is that my left knee get angry with me at a certain pace and it makes the decision to go slower so much easier. I have found that the treadmill helps me get better speed work in with out the pain, so I will continue to mix those workouts in every once in a while, but I think I've come to realize that slower and longer is more fun for me. There won't be anymore 100 milers in the future, but I'll be getting out on the trails and doing some more fixed time events in the future. My next races will be El Scorcho 25k and Cedar Ridge 36k in July, so it's time to get back to training.