Blogathon post 10/30
After two fairly negative posts it's time to lift my head and look to the future with a positive attitude. The good news is that I will run tomorrow morning as the flu seems to be something of the past. I better get my butt in gear as I have some serious goals to meet.
So what am I training for?
The rest of the year is all about trails and mountains. I realised earlier this year while training for the Comrades how much I love the trails. I missed the trails a lot more than I thought I could. Luckily my long term plans are all trail at the moment.
For this year I have 4 main goals left. Well, maybe 5 but I am still undecided about the 5th. There are a few small races in between but the main goals are as follow;
3 August - Num-Num Trail Challenge. 36.5km on probably the hardest trail in South Africa.
7 September - Mont-Aux-Sources 50km Challenge. High altitude with the most spectacular views imaginable.
24 - September - Otter Trail Challenge. 42km along the Southern Cape coast. Beautiful but extremely technical with some swimming across river mouths and more than 2000m (6561ft) ascent.
12 October - Brauhaus Run. 45km over an unmarked course. This is a different kind of challenge that I want to use to get a feel for the sky running that forms part of my long term plans.
November - November depends on what I decide to go for in December. I might actually do a 32km (20 mile) road race in November but if I do the Sabie 3 day race in December I will rather do trail preparation in November.
December - December will be either the 3day trail race in Sabie or I might decide to go have revenge on the 48 hour circuit race at the end of the year. I am still deciding about this one. If I go for it I want to have a full go at it this year.
So there's my plans for the rest of 2013. Awesome plans! So I lift my head now and go for all of this with a very positive outlook and attitude. Between all the negatives and heartbreaks, life remains good.
Have a great week everyone!