Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Something Like Summer

Well you'd never know it from reading my blog, but training has actually been going quite well. The little racing I've done has been good too. In fact, I had a report on McDonald Forest halfway completed but just couldn't seem to find the time to finish it. Long story short, I had a solid run for 4th place a week after the Sunflower Marathon.

So then what have I been up to for last month or so? Well as I said, training has been solid, so that's keeping me fairly busy. I've also been working hard at the new store. Speaking of the new store, things are really going well at Fleet Feet Seattle. The store is looking really sharp, so if you haven't seen it in a while, come check it out.

It's hard for me to believe that it's already June 1st. Yikes! Can I make a confession? I'm going to miss being at Western States at the end of the month. As tough as that race has been for me and, as much as I know I need a break from it, I'm going to miss being there. There's definitely something special about that race. I've found myself out on runs lately daydreaming about States. Guess whose name is going to be back in the lottery next year? Something tells me that the Fat Dog 100 just isn't going to have the same allure.

Speaking of Western States, it should be another barn burner this year. As always it will be an incredibly talented field. I'm putting my money on Hal for the three-peat. Ya, there are definitely guys that could beat him, but I'm betting on Hal's experience and confidence. Oh, watch out for Phil Kochik too. He won the very last Ultra Cup spot into the race, and he's coming in very motivated.

Okay let's hope that this weather can start to resemble something like summer. I need to get out of the foothills and start running up in the cascades. A week ago Friday, I was snowed upon atop Mailbox Peak. That's just not right.