Yep, its already set in. Although my ear ache continues to linger, my legs are just about recovered and my head is already looking forward…..but to what?
Boston’s already on the calendar for April (yeah!), but I feel like I want more. I don’t want to overdo and end up injured or burned out, but this great post-race feeling has me hankering for more, more, more!
Which has me thinking…..Could 2012 be the year of the ultra?
After supporting Scott at his ultra last year (StoneCat 50 mile trail race) and applauding an impressive 9:56 finish, I’ve been wondering ever since if I have what it takes to complete one. Things seem more attainable when someone you know and love has completed the event and didn’t die J Scott also offered to run it with me, should I decide to take the plunge. Cuz here’s the thing: most, if not all, ultras seem to be held on trails. And that’s one sure fire way for this chic to get lost in a big way.
Scott + Lisa / Ultra = Finishing Without Getting Lost
I completed my first trail race last Spring (yes, with Scott as my
compass partner) and loved it! It was muddy and messy and a minor ankle sprain served as my battle wound. It was only 4 miles, but it was a good taste of what might come in future trail races.
So now that I’ve revealed my ultra “bubble” that’s been floating over my head, it might be time to actually commit and construct a race calendar. Hm, what should it look like ~
January Derry 16 Miler
February Hyannis Full or Half
April Boston Marathon
May Pineland Farms 50K or 50 Miler
Fall StoneCat 50 Miler
This weekend, I will be back at the StoneCat ultra to support Scott and our friend Andy. This year, Scott’s “only” doing the half (26.2 miles), while Andy is taking on the full 50 mile route. Scott’s plan is to help pace Andy; my plan is to support them both and to do a little recon at StoneCat as a possible ultra race option.
|StoneCat 2010 - early morning start|
So what do you think? Anyone else caught the ultra bug?