25 November 2007

Catching Up on Calories

So, this week I've been eating a lot and not running a lot more. Just trying to bring balance back to the universe. Oh, and I've watched a football game or two.

My JFK 50 high is still running at full throttle. If my knees weren't so sore I'd be outside right now running another 50 miles. Or at least a mile or two. Temps all week have been in the low 20's and there's a nice layer of snow on the ground. Winter training is now in full swing - read football wathing and not running. :)

Actually, I'm thinking about possibly maybe contemplating signing up for the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile trail run in February. Hee hee hee. Why not, right? I only live once. I almost signed up for it already this week but I knew I should probably hold off a few more weeks because my JFK 50 high is surely clouding my ultrarunning decision making process right now. I would consider the Rocky Raccoon my hometown ultrarun. It's run at Huntsville State park just north of Houston, TX and about 30 minutes north of where I grew up. This is the state park my family grew up going to. Long before I started running and even heard about ultrarunning and long before I moved up to Washington I used to ride my mountain bike around the Rocky Raccoon course. Am I ready to run a 100 right now? Probably not. But I have a couple months to put in a lot more miles. And it's about time for me to go home to visit family and friends. So, I can make this a dual purpose trip. More to come on the decision.

Keep running!

Scott

17 comments:

  1. Well now. From what I can tell about ultra-runners, once a race is considered, it is a done deal. Maybe you should go for a 100K somewhere between to warm up to the 100 mile...

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  2. Crazy! That is what you are! :)

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  3. I bet the decision is already made in your head. Being your hometown makes it that much easier to decide. Don't rest too long.

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  4. Perhaps turkey and football have further added to the JFK clouding. 100 miles????

    Neme-nutsy :D (I can't use neme-sissy anymore!)

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  5. I vote a big YES to you running the race in Texas! Come on home!

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  6. you do keep running, don't you? i heard from jutta that she had a good time with you :) by the way, i tagged you on my blog ! not so much about running of late, though :(

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  7. Sounds like your mind is made up. Go for it!

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  8. Why the heck not? If anyone is up for it, it would be YOU!! ;-)

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  9. Hmmmm. Morphing into a Rocky Racoon sounds titillating :-)

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  10. So your heart say 100 miler and your knees say... maybe. What does Sadie think? Bet you never showed her what she missed out on at the JFK event!!! Poor little girl.

    Be crazy and go for it..... you only live once..right!

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  11. You are INSANE! But I can't wait to read all about it!

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  12. 100 miles? You totally rock!!

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  13. Yes, you've done 50, so why not 100?

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  14. looking forward to reading about your decision-making process

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  15. Do IT! Do IT! Do IT!...

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  16. I've heard the alligator attacks are down this year in Huntsville State Park. So why not try a little run with the Raccoons? I'm in if you are. -Dad

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  17. Do it! Sign up like NOW before you come to your senses!

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