Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Year, New Goals

As we start a new year, new goals and new routines begin to kick in.  For 2018 comes new territory for Chris and me in the ultra running world.  We went to sign up for the 2nd annual Angry Owl race, and at first the 6 hour race was what sounded feasible to me, then Chris goes “let’s do the 12 hour race and have a goal of 50 miles!”  Really, 50 miles???  Can I really do that?  Will my legs hold up to that amount of time?  So many questions and thoughts went through my my mind for a few days, then I finally said, “Why not, let’s do it!!" So Chris and I signed up for the race, hired a coach to help me map out my training (Crusty Cap Coaching), and have begun the mental training in my head to be on my feet for 12 hours.  
That is a long time for anyone, but it feels like a bajillion hours of running.  Last year was the first time I trekked into the ultra running world and completed my first 50k in 6 ½ hours.  I remember saying after that race that I didn’t want to go much over a 30k for a while, then I go and sign up for a 12 hour race! It’s still hard to wrap my head around running 50 miles, but the more I have gotten connected with ultra runners through our Orange Mud team and our great local running group, ZaoFit, I know I can find the motivation and inspiration to meet this goal we have set out for.  We are well on our way and off to a great start for 2018.  Lets keep the juices flowing and have some fun!

Our great running crew, Zao Fit

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