In the past month+ since Umstead I have been busy training for VT100 miler.
I have run a marathon in which I was the second place female in my age gender category (the Maryland Mountain Marathon on April 17th).
I have come in 2nd place female overall at the ICY-8 hour race (which was not ICY--unless it was the ICY-HOT race) this past weekend. I ran 35 miles and had 33 seconds to spare in completing my 7th lap. Had I not completed this lap, I would have been given credit for 30 miles and would have come in 6/7/8th (Because I had been running with my 2 friends Mary and Tammy).
Then on Sunday this past weekend I ran a local marathon the Potomac River Run Marathon and finished in 4:44. This is a PR for my marathon the day after an endurance event by over an hour and has built my confidence for my first pacing experience that is coming up at the Vermont City Marathon (I am co-pacing the 4:45 pace group with my friend Glenda from the Tails for Trails/Bull Run Run/Seneca Greenway and other events--we did not sign up together but happened to volunteer for the same group which is really cool).
I am having a great spring and know I am going to have so much fun at VT100!
I will create some posts for these races but wanted to give a quick update.
This coming Friday my work (the FDA) hosts a 5 km fun run. I have not figured out if I have a time goal but last year I did finish 3rd female in my age category (notice how I conveniently do not advertise my age but sadly you can google it:-( This year I am not sure how my legs will be after my 60+ mile weekend.