Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dropping the Hundo on Dirrty Girl

I think Dirrty Girl had an inkling that a 100 miler attempt was coming, just maybe not so soon and maybe not this year. However, since I am not running Boston until 2010, I need a goal this year and it is one that I have been slowly building towards. This morning, I gathered up my nerves, facts and proceeded to drop the idea between mouthfuls of bagel and swigs of java. The follwing is my best recollection:

Me: "Honey, you should really start thinking about what races you want to do this year."

Dirrty Girl: " Why? You want me to run another marathon don't you?"

Me: "No, I think you need to start targeting some races to make some training plans, plus I am trying to put together a race schedule, and I think a 100 miler is on for the summer."

D.G.: " What???? That is dangerous...No...why don't you wait until Dirrty Feather/Cookie Monster is 5? That is going to be a lot more training...and you are already too thin. If we go out you are not going to drink ."

Me: "Really, honey the training for 100 is not much more than the 50's I have done. I have talked to some people and have some plans."

D.G.: " Why don't you just stick with doing 50 milers? You could get really hurt."

Me: "If it was dangerous, I wouldn't do it. This is one thing that I am going to have to agree to disagree with you on."

Fade to black...

Fast Facts:

1. When I first met Dirrty Girl, I weighed around 195 and was doing about 2 marathons a year right in the vicinity of 4 hours. I currently weigh in the vicinity of 166, but according to some BMI indicators, I am right where I am supposed to be for my height at 6"1 and would have to weigh like 140 to be considered underweight.So yes, I am thinner than I use to be...but a lot faster!

2. I rarely drink and when I do, no more than two.

3. Outside of my family, the thing I love the most to do is run.

Guess that settles it....Now all I have to do is pick a race, design a training plan, train, put together a crew...etc...

1 comment:

Brian Thomas said...

I thought the hundred was WAY more fun than the 50 and my training wasn't terribly different--look forward to seeing you on the trails in 09!