Sunday, January 24, 2010
Pigtails 50K 2010
Training is going well with this weekends run of the Pigtails 50K in 4:47. I was surprised to find that this is my second fastest 50K. Steve Stoyles and I ran strong on the hilly but runnable course. After three 9.6 mile loops of Lake Youngs we felt strong on the 2.2 mile out and back. Not bad for a couple of guys with a combined 106 years of life experience.
Ran a 5:31 50K at the Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass last weekend and a 6:37 50K at the Western Washington Fat as on Tiger Mt. on Jan 2. Special thanks to Michelle my lovely wife for allowing me to run that race on her birthday.
I trashed my camera in the rain running a marathon in mid-December so I'm lacking photos to post. Lot's of options out there. Would love to pick up a Cannon S90 but trying to weigh the odds of getting the more expensive Cannon or go with a less expensive Nikon. I seem to kill a camera about every 2-3 years.
The economy may be picking up but I'm still facing a huge challenge finding new work for the company I work for. It's been a struggle to land just a couple of jobs. Things picked up last week so hopefully demand for injection molding tooling will pick up as companies launch new products. Otherwise I'll have plenty of time on my hands to train for WS100. It's a struggle for many so I'll keep the attitude that good things come to people who try.