It has been just over six weeks since Steamboat, and I've been simply loving my runs lately. No pressure, no training, and pretty much running however I feel that particular day. Even though I've had some longish runs, I feel totally rested from the long buildup of training and racing this summer.
With all that said, I'm ready to train again. I've been feeling like I want to sign up for something and get out of bed while it is still dark to prepare for it. I had planned to just go with the flow for another month or so before beginning my training for Moab, but that seems too far away now.
With two 50 milers under my belt, I feel it's time to take the next step up the ladder and shoot for a 100K. After chewing on it for a week, I just signed up for Bandera in January. It's all rolling hills with plenty of rocky singletrack. Unless something wacky happens with the weather (like it did last year), it looks like the rocks and how well my feet can handle them, will be the challenge with this race.
Leadville registration opens on Thursday. Anyone in? I may be soon!