A shifting in goals and otherwise just due to how the year is playing out for me.
Sageburner: All signed up and now enrolled in the 50K, I'll look to better my time by a minimum of 30 minutes (sub 4:45). This will be a good test and gague of fitness. I've been training a lot harder than last year and I expect my result to follow.
Sun Mountain 50M: I had originally planned to do the Big Horn 50K, but after getting shut out and taking a double look at my current fitness in regards to my run into 50 miles both times last year, I'm already ahead. My goal here is to get a feel for how hard/long I can push it at Steamboat. I have gone through some pretty ambitious goals in my head and seeing as it's a fairly fast course. I'm gonna try to run at this thing as hard as I can. One of two things should happen. 1: I'll hit my goal and crush my 50M PR by almost 2 hours. 2: I'll go out super hard and blow up in a blaze of glory.
Sounds like fun huh? I really actually like where my head is taking me (and my training) and want to try to push the envelope. I honestly think I can go under 7:45 in Washington if I stick to my current plans for training. But I could blow up and run 10+, and that's ok with me. You never know til you know. Either way, I'll know a bit more about what I might be able to to in Steamboat.
Oh, and I talked my way out of running in the CCS 5K. Better for me to focus on my strengths and goals and get a solid 22-25m long run in on trails.