February 26, 2012

Back on the racecourse

After 13 months of healing an injured Achilles tendon, I ran the Snow Joke Half Marathon in Seeley Lake yesterday, and it went well.

At 1 hour, 44 minutes and 47 seconds, the finish was exactly 3 minutes off my half marathon PR - not bad considering all of the time off and the heavy snowfall and snowpacked road around the back of the lake.

Having passed this test of sorts, I plan to enter a couple of my favorite local half marathons this year - the Pengelly Double Dip and the Mountain to Meadow - as well as some other unique races in the area - the Riverbank Run Trifecta, 11 Miles to Paradise and, possibly, the Blue Mountain 30K. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town for the Missoula Marathon.