Well, I never made it out of Colorado for this weekend's race in Pekin, IL. I was very sorry to have to miss the race, but Judy's surgery recovery wasn't going as good as hoped so I decided it would be lame to leave her alone for 4 days. I did enjoy following the web updates for the McNaughton and Mad City races yesterday. Congratulations to everyone who completed those events.
It has been snowing here in Palmer Lake for most of the last several days. I tapered even more than usual this time (didn't decide not to go till the last minute) and it was interesting how I felt yesterday morning when I did the CRUD long run; terrible! I often feel a bit sluggish for the first few hours of my 100s and I wonder if I might be tapering too much. I have always thought it was the travelling and strange food, but this was a good experiment to rule out some of those other factors. Of course any running you do the last 2 weeks isn't helping your fitness, but doing at least some running each day is probably good to keep everything loose.
What next? I am in pretty good shape so hope to find a race in the next month or so that is still open.