Western States is over and 2017 is now more than halfway over! I intentionally left my calendar for the second half of the year blank. I really wanted to focus on Western States, and there’s no way of knowing how the body will recover after a hard 100-miler.
With that being said, I’m alive and in one piece! I wouldn’t say I’m recovered, but I do feel like I’m on my way. For the rest of the year, I’m tentatively planning:
– 0 SPF Half Marathon (July 15)
– Twisted Branch 100k (August 19)
– Free to Run 50-Miler (September 16)
– Oil Creek 100 (October 14)
– Syracuse Half Marathon (November 12)
This is a very tentative list – I’m not signed up for most of these races yet. More than anything, they are just ideas bouncing around in my head. One day at a time!
I’m a bit deflated after Western States. There’s that post-race letdown that so many of us get, and there is also a bit of disappointment because I didn’t end up having the race I was hoping for. However, what’s done is done, which is part of the reason I’ve started looking forward.
What races are you looking forward to this year?