Monday, February 15, 2010

Pilot Mountain Payback - Canceled

The Pilot Mountain Payback Marathon has been canceled due to trail conditions. In all honesty, I haven't been training that well lately, so it's kind of a relief for me. I was anxious to get out on the trails and push to the finish line. However I knew it was going to hurt real bad. I had no doubt I'd finish, but I did fear that I would be in dead-last place. Between the weather and my schedule, I've been in a deep deep funk. I was so far off of my training schedule, that I decided to just go to the race and get into a zen state until I crossed the finish line. I was prepared to let this race teach me a lesson. As it turned out, I got lucky this time.

The race has been rescheduled for April 10th, but I'm not going to be attending it. Instead, I'll be helping my buddy, Rob, prepare for his Mohican 50K race. This is going to be my first volunteering job at a race and I'm looking forward to it big time!

My new goal is to focus on barefoot running all spring and summer. My Vibram Five Fingers are on their way to my house as we speak, and I can't wait to get them. I actually tried my first barefoot run the other night on the treadmill and... let's just say I have a long way to go.

My training is officially back on schedule.

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