09 November 2012

Time For Winter Training

I ran the Mt. Spokane 50k last month, then took it easy for a few weeks to rest a little.  But I'm back now and gearing up for some big winter running plans.

I was planning to write a race report for Mt. Spokane (I had a great race), but the longer I put it off the less I felt like writing it.

My big winter race is the Rocky Raccoon 100. This is down in Huntsville, TX, about 30 minutes north of where I grew up. I ran the 50 with my dad back in 2008.

There are a couple Pullman Winter Ultras to run. I'm also heading to Texas for the holidays to run a couple marathons with my sister(s).  So barring major blizzards, I'll be doing a lot of winter running in the dark the next couple months. I don't love winter in the Northwest. Sunsets at 4:30pm aren't fun.

Here's a rare daylight photo:

Still no snow on Moscow Mt., but it's supposed to hit us tonight. Not many snowless trail runs left this year.

Keep running!


(PS Sorry, but I've added the word verification pain-in-the-butt back to the comments...I've been bombarded with spam the past two weeks. Ugh.)


  1. Hey Scott...Have fun at the Rocky Raccoon 100. I've read that that's a good one.

  2. The days are so short! Get in the trails while you can.
    Congrats on the 2nd place! I would still write the RR. It's always worth looking back over later.
    I had to add verification for a while too. Then I started reporting all the spam I got to my inbox in Gmail, and it got fixed.

    1. Thanks, Raina. I may write up that report sometime or another. :)

  3. Fantastic pictures from Moscow MT. Beautiful scenery like this makes me want to start runnning trails more than roads.

    1. I'm trying to sneak in as many trail runs as I can before the snow hits too hard. It's a tough couple winter months around here when there isn't good trail running.