05 October 2010
Ten Days and Beyond
Ten days after my first hundred. My ankle (front of ankle where leg meets foot) was pain free for the first time today. They, especially the right one, were swollen to grotesque proportions for a couple days after the race. Now I feel back to normal and eager to race again. The dilemma is whether to race the boulder 100 miler. With the Antelope 100k just 4.5 weeks away, I'd like to show up there strong but would really like to run boulder (boring as it may be) well. As flat as boulder is I should be fine running it and then have three weeks to get up for antelope. I feel like I'm trying to atone for a soft year, both in performance and quantity. I'm already looking forward to next year's schedule that includes three 100 milers, to be determined but with the following on the board: western states (pipe dream and WAY too expensive - someone's getting greedy!), Big Horn, Leadville, Wasatch, and Bear. Something about the 100 mile distance rings true in my soul and gave me motivation to keep running the longer distance events.