Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Looking forward to 2011

Last week Rachel and I went out to dinner as sort of a belated 3rd anniversary dinner since I was travelling to VA for Hellgate on our actual anniversary. During the conversation we touched a bit on racing next year and one race in particular: Leadville. I've been adamant that I wouldn't touch it because we're planning on having another child, but when we were talking and determining the time-frame, it would actually fit. For now I'm going to wait a while and talk it over a bit more, but there is a seed planted, and I'm not even going to mention my goals for 2011. Not yet at least. Below are races that I'm looking at and some that I'm committed to. So far the ones set in stone are: Ponderous Posterior 50K, and Way Too Cool 50K. Everything else is up in the air, and certainly depends on weather or not I decide on Leadville. My main goal for scheduling races is to stay closer to home and make things as easy as possible on my family. The two out of town races are an exception, but not really. Way Too Cool is scheduled into a vacation to see Rachel's sister, and my family in CA. If we go to bighorn, my best friend has family in Dayton and we'd likely be able to stay in a cabin. For now, I've got some thinking to do.

*bolded races are getting serious consideration*


8 comments:

Jordan Chang said...

glad to see Hellgate is on that list! Your tentative schedule looks AWESOME! Wish i had the time to do more ultras....grad school sucks.

PatrickGarcia said...

Jordan, no excuses, I'm halfway through my MBA and I'm married with a kid :)

brownie said...

Ooh, we could have some classic head-to-head matchups! I need a new rival since Brandon won't race me after what I did to him at Pb.

You were a lock for running husband of the year after skipping your anniversary for Hellgate, but I think Nick might have taken the title after the Chubbo.

Woody said...

I'll second the "Oooh". You got me excited about the possibility of running Pb at the same time...and no doubt some fun training runs this summer. I'd love to see the CP50 in bold too!

Jim P. said...

So, I know this guy. He's from Denver. He runs a lot. He used to talk a lot about not racing much in 2011. We laughed at him. Then, he kicked ass at this one race in Virginia. Now he can't race enough. Maybe you know this guy. I forget his name.

PatrickGarcia said...

JT- Haha, ok, when I get this nailed down, I'll take you up on the rivalry, and take your beer too.

Woody- No doubt I'll be back for the training runs regardless. CP might be creeping on, but I'm not sure.

Jim- Ok, but I still am only planning on running 2-4 races... I swear! Fat Asses don't count! Likely to be WTC/BigHorn/Leadville or WTC/CP/BH50/NF50...

GZ said...

There is probably a FA in the People's Republic the closest Saturday to Halloween.

PatrickGarcia said...

GZ- I'm certain I have no idea what you mean ;)