Thursday, January 6, 2011

off season: what shouldn't have been

After the race in November I already had my next race scheduled for February 20, the Texas Motor Speedway Du.  It's basically the same as my first race, just colder.  Same location, same distance, new age group.  The USAT race age is based on your age as of 12/31/11.  Since I'll be hitting the big 3-0, that means moving into a new age group, 30-34.  I immediately started looking at the stats from that group in my race and in the nation and it looks pretty competitive.  I'm going to have my hands full this year.  I should really train this winter.

Holly and I went to SETX for Thanksgiving.  I brought my workout gear and planned on running every day while I was down there.  I woke up on Thanksgiving day and went out for my own 10k Turkey Trot.  That was the only time I ran while down there.  I made a goal for December that I would run 50 mi over the entire month.  Not an unreachable goal by any means.  I started on December 1.  I went out again on December 5.  That was the last time I went out until after Christmas.  I was lucky that I even hit 15 miles over those runs.  Now it's 2011 and my next race is 44 days away.  I didn't plan on an off-season but it crept up on me without me even realizing it.  I've got 6 weeks and a lot of miles to go.

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