Thursday, December 9, 2010
Peeps, I am in!!!!!! (And yes, when my husband approached me with the turkey wishbone last week, I grasped it, wished for a slot in the MMT Lottery, and voila, the wishbone comes true!!)
This is for the Massanutten Trail 100 Race, on May 14, 2011. This race takes place over trails of the Massanutten Mountain in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
The MMT is a challenging 100 mile trail ultra over a demanding, rocky course in the Massanutten Mountains of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The course includes short but rugged mountain climbs that total over 18,000 feet.
When they say rocks in Virginia, they mean rocks.
And these (the pic above) are good rocks.
How do I feel? Gratified. That I have my spot. I don't have to worry about the wait list. I just have to worry about my training. That's it. Number One goal.
I'm very gratified I've kicked weight loss off and lost 27 lbs. I need to lose another 10 to 15 lbs. Between now, and May 1, I should be able to do this.
I've really started training for this already. All of my 2010 races were geared with an idea toward MMT 2011 Plans. Run Laurel, see how that is. Laurel helped me with long aid station stops on both the Ring and the WV Trilogy.
I feel like I have a good base of running going into the MMT Training Season-which starts now!