2016. Was interesting.
I ran 1966.81 miles
I raced 379.96 miles – 19 races (5 Ultras)
I did strength training with Josh Rossi the entire year.
I joined the MPF/RNR Trail running team.
Made a few good ventures to the ADKs and knocked off more high peaks.
The year started out strong with group things and lots of friend runs.
– Beer Mile.
– Wegmans Marathon.
– G Street crew.
I had some good races. Cast a Shadow 6 hour – 34ish miles. DC Marathon – I qualified for Boston here, then didn’t register for Boston. Cayuga Trails 50. Ontario Summit Marathon. Whiteface Skyrace. 0 SPF. Also good runs at Belleayre Mountain Summit 10k, and All Down Hill 5 mile (18:38 5k).
I had my first DNF at my first 100 attempt. Burning River. Yeah, I was injured going into it. I didn’t leave without good memories though – The great toe debacle and shoe amputation.
I jumped in to pace Rob at Twisted Branch. Then ran Lucifers Crossing the next day – probably my worst race in a LONG time… dead legs plus a few nights of no sleep.
Ran Watergap 50k in October. It went well until I had good old breathing issues – but still sub 5 hour.
Ventured to Virginia for Hellgate 100k in December. My second DNF @ mile 47, due to missing a cutoff. It was a record cold year, but it was awesome.
Best races/weekends of 2016:
Whiteface SkyRaces. Cayuga 50. And Hellgate 100k. Hands down.
2016 wasn’t without mistakes. I should have taken more time by myself.
But being alone is awkward. And kind of scary.
So whats up for 2017?
1. Starting it off awkward and scary. But also kind of refreshing.
2. Im signed up for:
3. Another full year of Strength training with Rossi.
4. Another full year of Team stuff – I’m looking forward to joining more adventures.
5. Planning to spend a good chunk of time in the ADKs – Probably run Whiteface again.
I’ve been playing around with the idea of venturing out west for my next 100 attempt. Looking into September/ labor day week. Or stay local and run Twisted Branch again.
So yeah – Basically no big plans. Just take the year as it comes.
See what happens.