February 27, 2009

Western States -- 120 days and counting...

Today I looked down at my watch (which I set to countdown mode) and realized there is only 120 days to go to WS 100. Yo mama! It seems like yesterday when I blogged “I’m In” and proceeded to explain the absurdity of NOT entering this year.

As Kelly said, “June will be here before you know it”. Well, here it comes! I’m frankly very excited to be where I am right now. Training is going well. I have no lingering injuries (knock on wood) and I am looking forward to some hard but fun training ahead of me. Variation baby! Hills, fartleks, tempos, strides, LSDs (long slow distance), more base, race, drills, race again, more base, more LSDs. Bring it on! Did you notice no intervals? I’m still debating that one. I have to consult with the work of endurance gurus Maffetone and Lydiard. Rest assured, I’ll also be consulting my aging anatomy along the way.

Even though what happens between now and June 26th is up for grabs, it's nice to know I’ve been down this road before, despite not making it to the end destination. That is ok though, because, as Ursula LeGuin so poignantly said, it is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.

Keep on the journey folks!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Time will fly by now! Knocking on wood for you too :)