I've written the "Step 5" post, but it's incredibly long and detailed... and boring. I'm not putting it up until I find a way to get it so someone might read it.
I'm trying, like everyone else, to plan my races for the year. I'm in for the Chippewa Moraine 50K on April 27 and the Ron Daws 25K on the 6th. After that, things get iffy.
I'd like to drop down to a more natural distance for me, but it's problematic. My heels act up (bursitis and achilles tendinitis) whenever I try to run fast.
|Not a pretty sight, is it?|
Because of allergy and asthma problems, it's unlikely I'd get many races in this year, so most race series, from the UMTR series (15 races, 8 scored - one the 7 Mile at Chippewa, not the 50K), to the MDRA Grand Prix (already two races in, the Get in Gear the same day as Chippewa) are out. I'm looking at the USATF MN MUT series (Chester Woods, Afton 25K, Endless Summer, Salomon, Woodsy), but the age class there is over-40, not over-50.
So, it looks like I just have to play it by ear, wait until I feel good and then look to see what races are available.