I decided I needed more structure to my running to help me figure out exactly how I'd like to continue my building up for next year (yeah, I said next year). I know that I'd like several weeks in the 20's and then again in the 30's. After that? We'll see.
I'm considering it tentative as many of the days may be switched around depending on my wife's schedule. But, once school starts up, I am sticking to it.
I also have 2 races schedule. Well, really one event, Labor Pains 12 Hour Endurance Trail Run on the Sunday before Labor Day, and one race, Dirty Bird 15k, which is the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I don't really plan on racing Dirty Bird, more just a fun run with a few hundred close friends. I first did it two years ago with very little trail experience and got some horrible blisters that I felt pop as I was stumbling over lots of rocks and roots in my all too tight Kinvaras. I have more trail experience now and I'm expecting to do better, but not by a whole lot.
I'm hoping that my body (specifically my adductor/ groin on my left leg) will handle this and I'll be able to get back to being competitive in my AG in area trail races as well as doing an ultra or two in 2013. All part of the slooow build up that I did not do last summer/ fall that led to the overuse injuries that have hampered me for 9 months now (though I have been running without pain in my adductor for about 5-8 weeks- yeah I'm not exactly sure...).