I joined the Marathon Maniacs this week. I first noticed the distinctive yellow singlet at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon last year. This year I've met more maniacs and have discovered that their calendar is the best around (because it includes obscure ultra's too!). I just barely qualified with NODM, the PCT 50k and McKenzie River, but then Portland sealed the deal.
I'm taking it easy this week. I tweaked my left knee during the marathon. Nothing too serious, but it's just starting to feel better today. I've iced it some, but the heating pad has really made the difference. Yesterday, Janet and I walked during our normal run time and I think I'll hold back and just walk again tomorrow morning. Then I'll test out running on the trails this weekend.
What's next? I was considering Autumn Leaves, but I'd rather my next long race be on the trails. Right now I'm dreaming about long runs on Wildwood again. There are so many runs I'd like to do in 2007. I'd like to complete as much of the Oregon Trail Ultramarathon Series as possible. For marathons, I'm looking at Eugene, Yakima River and Haulin Aspen to name a few. And I'm interested in trying out some shorter trail races too.
So many races...so little time.....