Not much to pass along... Running is going awesome. Mileage is beginning to creep up ever so slightly and pace dropping at MAF. Running in the snow is pretty much the norm these days. Frigid temps in the forecast, 8 degrees this morning. Looking forward to this years Track Club banquet on the 30th. We have Frank Shorter coming in to talk this year. Bill Rodgers last year and Frank this year... Someone's getting there act together at the Track Club!
First "race" of the year will be the Fanny Freezer 5k on Feb. 19th. This is primarily a benchmark for me to start the year. I don't put a lot of pressure on myself to do well here, only to establish a baseline for the start of the year. Last year I went 19:31 and by summer was in the 17's. One of the goals this year is to run sub 17 in a 5k, which means some short fast stuff in training this year. A couple of goal races this year. First there will be a new race in the spring, The Hare & Hounds XC 5k in May. In the past I've shyed away from anything that deals with trails or grass but over the last couple of years, I've found that dirt and grass is my friend and have come to accept and embrace it. I'd also like to find a half marathon somewhere and run a sub 80. In June I want to run the Sunburst Marathon again becuase I almost always have a good race there. Then there will be PPM in August in which I hope to wrestle back a bit of pride and humilty from last years episode. Then I plan to find a fall marathon to finish off a good season. I'm sure I'll find the occasional 5 and 10k to jump into but as far as goals, that's it.