“Plans are great. But missions are better. Missions survive when plans fail, and plans almost always fail.”
- Seth Godin
I’ve been really slacking with the blog. It’s not due to lack of good things happening.
So here is the brief story…
I joined the SoCal Coyotes. They are an awesome group of mostly local trail and road runners headed up by coaches Jimmy and Kate Freeman. This decision was in part to immerse myself in the local running community (which is an awesome group of people Coyote or not) and also to get coaching as I push forward into my 2012 race schedule. Speaking of which…here it is through the end of July along with some recent pics from running.
Ray Miller 50M – this first year event is a race in the Santa Monica Mountains on some trails familiar to me and some that I ran for the first time a month or so ago with the Coyotes. Pretty gnarly, mostly single track, spectacular views, and good times to be had. This will kick off my roller coaster of three 50M’s in three months. The idea is that it will toughen me up for AC in July…
Old Goat 50M – this will be my third running of Old Goat. If I keep going back it’s either THAT rewarding or I am THAT foolish. I like to think it’s the first one.
Leona Divide 50M – a very popular race that’s been around for a while but I have never had the pleasure of running. A bunch of it is on the PCT which is very cool. There are some really fast dudes and ladies coming out for this one (the other races too, but just sayin’).
Angeles Crest 100 – round two. After a DNF at mile 50 something last year I’m eager to get a bunch of training miles on this epic course, utilize the power of my inner Coyote, continue strengthening through yoga, and get out there for a finish. Looking forward to this one…