This week I was able to log 87 miles of work and my average was 12.4 miles a day! I am feeling very strong and I am getting myself into that shape that wins titles! I have to say that this cold weather really allows for me to run longer and faster than ever before!
Now that my racing is taking a break, it is now time to plan my next races for the winter and spring of 2012. With Backwoods as one of my sponsors, I would like to provide them a rough sketch of races I would like to run!
January 28, 2012--Sooner State Trail Series Draper Lake 14 mile trail run! Looking to run a fast time and to set a record for the 14 mile distance! First race of the New Year ready to begin the season right and to prepare for the White Rock Classic.
February 4th, 2012---White Rock Classic---White Rock Mountain near Mountainburg Arkansas. 50k distance with large amounts of elevation gain about 3,500 ft of elevation gain and 1900 descent! Tough trail race where I would look to break the record of 3:58:27 set by Stan Ferguson in 2000. I would be shooting for a 3:30:00 time or faster which is under 7 mins a mile. A 3:30:00 performance would be a record that would stand for many years to come!
March 10, 2012--Sooner Spring Tune-up 10k--Looking to be 3-time defending champion at the race. Also looking to run a time under 31 minutes if conditions are reasonable.
I may run some other local road/trail races in the area as my work schedule dictates.
Will be looking to peak for A2A Arbuckles to Ardmore Marathon/Half Marathon--Sunday, April 1, 2012. I will be running either the half or marathon but will probably run the half in preparation for the OKC marathon at the end of the month.
April 29,2012---OKC marathon...I will be looking to run a sub 2:30 time and also to win the race in my first attempt at a competitive marathon.