Sunday, October 10, 2010

Back In the Saddle

I've enjoyed my time at home, my break from running long distance. I don't know that I was 'burnt out' on running ultras, but I did want to spend a lot of time at home this summer. Maybe if I hadn't been burnt out I wouldn't have felt it necessary to stay home whenever the boys were home. Because it was Tyler's last summer at home I just didn't want to miss a weekend of it!

After being away from races for 9 months, without any specificity of workouts of the running nature and away from long distance .. well, I'm ready to get back at it.

This past month I've been thinking about what I want to do for the 2011 year. I went back and forth but now I have a rough outline. I have outcomes listed, goal races and the specific training necessary to get me to where I want to go down on paper.

The adrenaline is pumping.

I love to create an goal, a desirable outcome to that goal and then to begin creating the workouts that will allow me to attain that goal. I've been missing this lately.

I have my races, workouts and goals outlined from today to October 2011.

Measured progress, specificity of workouts, results .. and FUN! All of this because yes, it is FUN and if it wasn't fun, I wouldn't be doing it.

Ready. Set. Go!


Julie said...

Hi Julie! What races are you looking at doing for 2011?
Glad you are back to ultrarunning!

Matthew Patten said...


You left out a few details.

I hope to make a comeback next year too.

Julie B said...

Ahem! Who?Me? Ha! Guess I had to save it for another post :)