Blogging delinquency

I have been remiss over the last few months in not keeping up with my blogging.

I cannot promise that is going to change hugely, but I am at least going to try to do an update every month or so, rather than set myself the impossible blog-a-day target that I was managing at the peak of my blogging activity some years ago now.

Muddy Dog
Muddy Dog on the North Downs

My running has been ticking along (and Adastra has been enjoying the ‘mild’ an muddy winter!) and I’ve been looking at my schedule for the year with fresh eyes, mainly because all the major races I have tried to get into have been a pure lottery and I was not selected for any of them! It seems there are more crazy people out there that one would imagine! For the record, I applied for places in the Western States 100, Leadville 100 and the UTMB, but was unsuccessful in all of the lotteries

In fact the only races I am entered in at the moment are the Edinburgh Marathon and the Fleet Half, both road races, and both taking up less than a morning of time. Although we will be making a family weekend of Edinburgh again during the Edinburgh marathon festival in May. More details of that to follow.

In the meantime, I am looking at races in June through to September, preferably with UTMB ‘points’ (which will be required to keep my qualification standard for next year’s application). Many of my colleagues from the 2013 MdS are looking to do the same, so that will be good to arrange.

So, watch this space over the coming weeks for more details

6 thoughts on “Blogging delinquency”

  1. Yeah! for more blogging. πŸ™‚ I can’t believe the Leadville lottery was so full its first year. That stinks. Too bad TransRockies doesn’t have UTMB points.

    1. I have to say I was quite surprised about Leadville too! Will have to look up the TransRockies πŸ™‚ Hope the training for the MdS is going well, with the weight pack and the venom pump πŸ˜‰

  2. Isn’t it tough to find time to blog? I’m lucky if I get two posts per month. Too bad our sport is getting so popular (I guess) that races are full. I’m looking at less popular races with scenic courses. Going to try Bighorn 100 this summer. Good luck in your future lotteries.

    1. Thanks. It is indeed Greg! Well done on your Bandera 100k finish – love the mud descriptions, especially the sticky bomb analogy – I know exactly what you mean πŸ™‚
      I’m taking the opportunity to look at some ‘other’ races as well – their popularity is at least spawning more choice and variety. Keep well.

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