Not only did Nate & Shannon feed us dinner tonight, but Shannon also gave me a massage. Everyone, and I mean everyone, should have a friend who is a massage therapist. Upon her expert examination, she concluded that, yes, my hamstrings are tight, but the larger problem is with my adductors. (Which, incidentally, is what Jeff mentioned to me in another post because he's like wicked smart.) So, she worked on my legs, and I instantly felt better. The cause is definitely the combination of skate skiing and that whole 40k thing. The good news is that she said I wasn't too bad, and with stretching, I should be good to go.
Speaking of going, there's a certain matter of the Mid-Winter 10-Mile Classic on Sunday. I have no idea how it's going to go. I'm hoping that my barely running over the last week is just like a good taper. Even though I know it doesn't really work that way. Of course, assuming nothing still hurts, my race "plan" hasn't changed at all...well, because I'm an idiot.
And, speaking of being an idiot, I've started thinking about races for the year. So, here are the potentials races.
4/11 - Merrimack River Trail Run - 10 Mile
4/19 - Muddy Moose Trail Run - 22k
5/3 - Blue Hills Trail Race - 10 Mile
5/24 - Pineland Farms Trail Challenge - 50k (This is the big one.)
6/20 - Mt. Washington Road Race - 7.6 Miles
7/12 - Bradbury Scuffle - 10k
7/26 - Escarpment Trail Run - 30k
8/16 - Bradbury Breaker - 9 Miles
8/30 - Wapack Trail Race - 17.5 Miles
9/13 - Bradbury Bruiser - 12 Miles
From there, it gets interesting. I'm going to do one of the following depending on...well, a lot of things...
9/27 - Vermont 50 - 50 Mile - I'm not really sure about this whole 50-mile thing. I'll see how the 50k goes in May...because what's another 19 hilly miles among friends?
10/4 - Maine Marathon - If I choose this option, it means that I've decided that I want to run a "fast" road marathon and qualify for Boston. Why? Because it's there. Of course, it would be my second road marathon, and I'd be looking to PR by 28 minutes in order to get the BQ...so, um, yeah...I'm an idiot.
11/? - GAC Stone Cat Marathon or 50 Mile - This race just sounds like "fun."
So that's the not plan plan for 2009. Feel free to talk me out of any of that.