Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another One Just Around The Corner

Back home after a great trip to Southern Utah. It was so nice to spend 5 straight days outside in the desert. I've probably spent over a year worth of time in my life deep out in the wilderness of Southern Utah, but I can never seem to get enough. Every time I go there I want to stay for months. We might just head back that way again in a couple weeks.

Up first though, I'll be heading out to California to race the Lake Sonoma 50 miler this coming weekend. It's a super stacked field and should be a really fun race. Got out for a 4+ hour "run" with Joe today and I'm definitely feeling fully recovered from Chuckanut and ready to roll again in 6 days.

After Lake Sonoma I'll just be in Colorado for all of April, doing as much vertical as possible to try to get good and ready for SBER on April 29th. That one is going to be a serious test of early season fitness. I'm planning to head there and give a 100% effort, but certainly I'll be going into that one thinking of it as more of a serious adventure in some cool mountains I've never run in than a serious race. For now though, my racing focus is on running hard and fast for 50 miles this weekend. It feels good to be going out to California with a huge confidence boost from Chuckanut.

8 comments:

vis said...

So where do you go in Southern Utah? Moab? St. George? Kanab?

Geoff said...

This trip it was Onion Creek, Valley of the Gods, Arch Canyon, and the San Rafael Swell... basically just out in the desert to new remote places everytime.

Joe Grant said...

dude dog has been passed out since I got back...she'll be bumming gels off you next time..

irun4pain said...

Geoff, nice short race recap. I know Mike from my San Diego days and he is one of the toughest cats that I have come across. Amazing you were able to put 3 minutes on a 2:19 road marathon guy in the last few miles. Good luck at Lake Sonoma.

Rogue Valley Runners said...

Amazing, Ultra-runners would never put in as much time training as a road marathoner.

Nice run Geoff, stomping in your big Montrails!

hk

topcat5753 said...

Check out the West Rim Trail in Zion National Park next time you are down this way. it't a great run and a very different view of Zion NP than any of the other trails there.

Eric said...

Lake Sonoma's cancelled.
:(

John Williams said...

Geoff, you still going to race, by race I mean find something else since Sonoma is canceled?