I finally got around to registering for a race! In the 4 1/2 years or so that I've been running, I've said all along that having a race on the calendar is often the only thing that gets me out the door to run, at least with any consistency. So now I have a target race: The Isle du Bois 50K on December 8. This is the race I ran last December 6 days after having run White Rock. It's only 6 weeks out, which doesn't give me a lot of time, but I figure I can get some good miles in, with a couple of long runs, and maybe run a decent race.
Last year I ran that race on tired legs and finished in 7:17. Earlier this year I ran another 50K without much training and finished in 7:41. A few weeks before White Rock last year, I ran Rockledge Rumble in 6:50. Granted, IDB is actually 54K, so it's hard to compare with other races. Maybe on fresher legs, I can beat last year's 7:17. Break 7 hours? Maybe.
So now it's out there for all the world to know. Or at least the three of you who will read this post. I'm officially in training mode, now! Isle du Bois, here I come!