Friday, December 9, 2011

2012's coming up quick

Yosemite in October: Yes, it's uphill all the way back from the Sequoia groves. This is 75lbs of child.

The Brood; Ava, Ellen, Dave, Connor

Been having an awesome late fall in California. It feels like we are finally, after two years here, starting to adjust and settle in. Having two little ones and being in school leaves time for little else, but I have somehow been able to squeeze in training and enough races to have had one of my best years. Go figure. Busiest person is the one getting it done, but it isn't without it's price.
I didn' run JFK or TNF 50, which I am pleased about in hindsight. I went out for a three hour run to check the TNF race action and pace Jason Schlarb and felt the adrenaline and itchiness to be out there, but knowing I would not have been ready to mix it up. I didn't take time off from training n October and November: I ran easy hour runs in October and wound things up as November progressed. I think this will pay off, as I feel recharged and ready to go. School has been nutty anyway so the mellow running was a good thing.
Next order of business is Bandera 100k, which will largely be a tune up to get the race year off to a good start. I will not have run more than 3 hours prior, which is fine, but I will be feeling it hour 6 for sure. Since this is a Montrail Cup race I am guessing I will run the series again, which means I will probably be at WS 100. I keep banging my head against that Sierra head wall and one day it will fall over.. or on top of me.
Didn't get into Hard Rock, so I gots either Leadville, UTMB, or the new Steamboat race in September. UROC, Lake Sonoma, TNF 50.. something else here and there not sure what just yet
I will be in clinicals all year so my rotation schedule is still not set.. what is for sure though is that we will be in Colorado for most of it with a few months back here in the Bay Area for more book type stuff. If I can get a few evening or morning runs in I will make he season happen.
All in all it should be a great year!


  1. Nice first pic, copy cat! ;)

    Looking forward for you guys to return to Boulder.

  2. Msr Valliere.. je ne comprend pas ce que vous disez.. qu'est-ce que c'est qu'un "copy cat"?

  3. What, no running stroller summit of Half Dome? Cables, shmables ;)

    The TNF50 course looked really fun.

  4. Looks like a fun visit to Yosemite! I am looking at a lot of those same races... I saw Olson and a few others are registered for Leona Divide, thinking about that one.
    When do clinicals start and your return to CO?

    See ya soon!

  5. I don't know how you do it. Your family, training and races. I bet it is quite hard to keep it up.

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