Ultramarathon + 2 wks. Ego still bruised but am absolutely reinvigorated!!! Have new goals and knowing my weaknesses (growing my base, strength and obstacle skills, mobility) know what to do to crush the Killington Ultra and accomplish a 50 miler next year. I was having a tough time between the two big races but am over that now and can’t wait to get going on strength.
Except I tried to start 3 days after the race and hurt myself during the crossfit warmup doing a burpee…. I had a small ache behind my knee which I exacerbated and took myself out for about 5 days not being able to even walk. Here I am 10 days later and it still hurts – I ran some on it today but it still hurts a little!
Lesson: No intense workout the week after a long race
Goals: My issue is finding a goal that scares me now. Fear was a strong motivator this year knowing I either work hard or die in the race…. I am way less afraid now. I am working my race schedule for next year which will I think have 2 30 mile races including a redo of Killington Ultra culminating with a 50 mile run. Following year I plan to do a 100 miler and work on qualifying for the UTMB (106 miles, 32900′ elevation… roughly 3x killington).
This video of the UTMB start is just awesome:
So I am starting doing pullups again at work in our new pullup station, mobility, and need to fix my lower back by doing more one legged work. Back didn’t hurt at all after either race but it did hurt after doing some Olympic lifting so I know it isn’t 100%.
A few pics from my run/walk 90 min in beautiful Marblehead today:
Trying to get back to clean/reduced eating, honest reporting and en route to badass!