Trailer Trash

12

Decide for Me! (Again) - Mo Problems (Read 67 times)

jamezilla


Follower of Forrest

    I'm kind of feeling like my race schedule for the spring became a little lack-luster after I found out that 1) I have to bail out of an early April 10 miler and 2) the local 5k I was planning on running the week before Ironmaster's changed their date to the same as Ironmasters.  Here's what I'm looking at:

     

    May 3rd through June 1st - WIDE OPEN

     

    After June 1st I'll start to taper for Manitou's Revenge 54 miler.

     

    Here's some options I'm considering:

    Any weekend- local 5ks

    May 3rd - Bear Mountain North Face races...50mi, 50k, marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10k?...this is the week after a goal 50k...I'd consider doing the 50k or shorter races

    May 15th - 3 Days at the Fair...lots of options here, pretty pricey, if I don't run something I'll probably at least volunteer

    May 17th - Harryman Olympic Triathlon...probably not a popular option with this group, but I'm planning on doing an early fall 1/2 Ironman and it might not be a bad idea to dip my toes in the water

    May 24th - 100k fatass trail run...if I do this, I'd probably start at the 1/2 way point and go from there...I emailed the RD about this but haven't heard anything back

     

    Any input would be appreciated...I'm open to whatever, but having a hard time picking a direction right now.  Somebody decide for me!

     

    Editted so that now the Dates are correct and it makes sense.

    6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

     

    A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


     

    XtremeTaper


      Seems like the Olympic Tri is a pretty good choice if you are planning a 1/2 IM. Not that I am into that sort of thing. Heck, you could probably do part of the fatass the week after as a last long run.

      Trapped in the night, moving alone, caught in a world of glass and stone...

      Down to skin and bone.

       


      Le professeur de trail

        I'm confused...isn't Manitou's Revenge June 21st?? That will change your plans a bit.

        AT-runner


          I'm confused...isn't Manitou's Revenge June 21st?? That will change your plans a bit.

           

          +1 - I think you mean taper starts JUNE 6th for the June 21st race.

           

          If that's the case, Sole Challenge 24HR is May 24-25th.  You can always run there and lap DW and I several times.

           

          In a former life, I was a triathlete, and there are actually quite a few of us on this forum.

          jamezilla


          Follower of Forrest

            I'm confused...isn't Manitou's Revenge June 21st?? That will change your plans a bit.

             

            It is and it does .  There's no putting one past you guys!  Haha, all the other dates were F'd up too...shouldn't have tried to do this from memory.  I editted it to make sense.

            6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

             

            A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


             


            Muddling through

              If 3 Days at the Fair is on your horizon, what about the Dirty German on May 18th? Choice of 25K, 50K, and 50M in Pennypack Park.

              2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

                If 3 Days at the Fair is on your horizon, what about the Dirty German on May 18th? Choice of 25K, 50K, and 50M in Pennypack Park.

                 

                Do it! There's a post on the Pennsylvania trail running forum about it.


                Le professeur de trail

                  In that case......lots of good choices.

                   

                  The Sole Challenge could be a great challenge of how long can you go although completely different animal than Manitous Revenge.  The Tri sounds like a lot of fun.  Why not give that a whirl - excellent training for anything really.  And the DG is right in the mix of things too. Too many races to choose.  Sorry dude ...I guess I am really a help.

                  jamezilla


                  Follower of Forrest

                    Great responses guys...I'm getting hyped up.  Is the Dirty German going to sell out?

                     

                    AT - I think a first 24 hour race is too ambitious for me right now...I'm saving up ambition for Manitou.

                    6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                     

                    A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                     


                    Muddling through

                      Great responses guys...I'm getting hyped up.  Is the Dirty German going to sell out?

                       

                      Their website says it sold out in 2013, so I'd expect it to sell out again.

                      2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

                      AT-runner


                        AT - I think a first 24 hour race is too ambitious for me right now...I'm saving up ambition for Manitou.

                         

                        There is a 6hr and 12hr option as well.


                        SheCan

                          Jameszilla, so much for you not being a "real" runner!  

                          Cherie

                          Running- the real sport.  The others just play with their balls.

                          jamezilla


                          Follower of Forrest

                            Jameszilla, so much for you not being a "real" runner!  

                             

                            Cherie, I know how this looks...

                             

                            6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                             

                            A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                             


                            On On

                              Did you make any decision?

                               

                              If you have any questions about 3 Days at the Fair let me know.  Fast course and great for a PR for time or distance.  Also great for a training run as you are always less than 1 mile from a change of shoes, clothes, nutrition.  Great way to try out new things for a future race.


                              The friendships made and family atmosphere make this a favorite race for many runners.

                              jamezilla


                              Follower of Forrest

                                I think i'm going to go with xtreme's recomendation of "tri and fatass".

                                 

                                My GF and I had a good time volunteering last year...I'll let you know if we'll be available.  Thanks Rick.

                                6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                                 

                                A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                                 

                                12