As far as training goes, this past week was a bust. I caught a cold and did not run, cycle or lift weights all week. (I did rake a lot of leaves though) I received an e-mail from Wayne and he has been sick also. I feel better knowing that I will not make him sick next week when he does the quintuple ironman race. I have not felt that bad in a few years. I am chalking it up to all of the races that I did this autumn. I guess that my immune system was overtaxed. Once I return from Monterrey, I will be ready to ramp it up for the Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI).
I exchanged e-mails with Dave Micklo this week. He was one of the lucky few to get into Western States in 2009. He will be attempting the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. Chuck also was accepted to WS100, but declined to enter, as he will probably not be ready after doing the ITI with me. As many of you will probably agree, it takes awhile to get your mental attitude right after a really long race.
Dave also mentioned that he would like to put a 50k fun run together at Mingo Creek County Park. We run that course regularly in the winter, and I agreed that it would be nice to have another long run on the schedule. We will work out the details and add it to the list of local runs. Don't forget that we have the Boyce/Mayview run on January 3, 2009. I have a webpage up, send me an e-mail if you want the address, or post a comment.