The biggest change for me is joining the Salomon team. This is giving me the opportunity to focus more on my running and to travel more, two things I truly love! For the past 6 months I have been sponsored by my local running store, Fairhaven Runners and Walkers, and this year is no exception. Also a big thanks to Smith Sunglasses!
2013 Races and Adventures
The year wouldn't be complete without some big adventures planned. I love racing, but my heart is with the running adventures that are not organized by other people, but rather are a dream of mine that I plan out and then do! This year my biggest challenge on the adventure front will be attempting the entire Tahoe Rim Trail, all 170 miles of it... in one go. My planning is still in the process, or more accurately, I have yet to do my planning. Lake Tahoe holds a special place in my heart as I spent one of my first summers away from home camping, partying, inline skating, and running there.
I'd love to break my FKT on the Wonderland Trail next summer as well, but I am not sure I will find time to do that. My year is more focused on the 100 mile distance than anything else, and I kicked it off finishing H.U.R.T. 100 this past month (Jan 19-20).
Here's a look at the rest of the year:
March: Tarawera 100k, New Zealand
April: Advanced Week Training, Moab
May: Lost Lake 50k?
June: San Juan Solstice 50 mile?
July: pacing at Hardrock & FKT on the Tahoe Rim Trail
August: Leadville 100 mile or Wonderland FKT?
September: Run Rabbit Run 100 mile
December: TNF 50 mile San Francisco