It has been a busy few weeks since my last post. Christmas and the New Year are almost upon us, and it becomes a little tougher to find the time to train. I have been able to get the extra miles and still have time to attend holiday functions. We ran with Jason D. and Jess E. last Wednesday. Jess will be running her first ultra next month at the Buckeye Trail 50k, so she has been joining us for some long runs. Jason got into Massanutten 100, so his training will begin to increase, hopefully we can get together for some long runs with him. Don't forget, we have the Recover from the Holidays 50k fun run on January 3, 2009. I have been getting a lot of requests from folks wanting more information about the run. I have a page with information at: http://www.laurelultra.com/usc50.htm. Feel free to attend this fun event in two weeks. It is a loop course that is about 10.6 miles long. You can do one, two or all three loops. If you have not run at Boyce/Mayview park, you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality of trails in our own backyards. The start area this year is new, as we have outgrown the Morton Field parking lot. The run will begin at the pavilion next to the new Upper St. Clair Rec Center (the rec center is still under construction).
Also, Dave Micklo has announced that he will be holding a 50k fun run at Mingo Creek County Park in February. It will be called the Mingo Mingle, and I will put some info up on a page soon. Not sure of the URL yet, but I will post it when I decide. Dave will be attempting the Grand Slam in 2009, good luck to him in his endeavor. That means will be able to get some long training runs in with Dave and his friends.
Don't forget, January 3, 2009, I will see you all there and we can catch up on race stories from the past year.
Have a safe Holiday.