So... yes, I've learned the acronyms... Did Not Start, Did Not Finish, Dead Freakin' Last... all around struggles with races... but this week I create a new one... DNSU... as in Did Not Sign Up!
If you've been following along, I had my goal set to attempt my first ultra marathon in May, with the Greenland 50K. Well, I've come to the hard decision that it's not the right time, and that I need to change my expectations. For a while I was really bummed... but, feeling better about the decision now. So.. what excuses do I have? Well.. not really excuses.. I just decided I should truly listen to my body like we all tell each other we should. Any my body says... uh.. dude... yes we can run more than 26 miles.. but not 6 weeks from now.
Ok fine! BUT... I know I need to have a major distance goal on the horizon, but far enough out I can plan a good training time frame leading up to it.. In the interim, there are a lot of shorter (i.e. 10K to 1/2 marathons) this year that I would love to try... and especially trail races... so I'll focus on that.. and hopefully resolve a nagging Achilles issue that has been hampering my training miles.
But... what about my next long run goal? Should it be a trail marathon, or an ultra? Here are two I am considering:
Ok... so this one sounds totally crazy, but totally fun. It's a 9 hour and 11 minute run around a 1 mile looped trail in Longmont, CO. Just to see how far you can go...
Anyway... anyone out there run either of these and have any feedback? Have you recently DNSU'd? Drop me a line here, or comment on Facebook and let me know!
As for now, off to the slopes for some spring break skiing!