Catching Up — Ready for Dust Bowl Series

It certainly has been awhile since I last posted (other than my better-late-than-never year-end/new-year review). My winter long break from blogging was not intentional. But I didn’t stop running. In spite of pretty challenging winter weather for training, I have been putting in a lot of miles to prepare for my up-coming 5-day, 5-state, 5-marathon binge next week. Yikes! Already?

With the help of a lot more treadmill miles than I’d like to remember, and a one-week spring training blitz in Florida, I managed to average over 200 miles per month in January and February. Thank goodness for the Chester Valley Trail — it is quickly plowed and salted after each snowstorm providing safe extended mileage for my long runs. Here’s a little fellow that guarded the trail after one snowstorm:

snowman

It looks like we’ll have one more snowfall with accumulation this week before I head to Texas for the Dust Bowl Series next Monday. It will be tough packing with my fingers crossed for good weather next week out west. If you’re so inclined, how about crossing your fingers for me, too? Thanks!

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