I had a great start for 2008.
Ran a strong marathon 2:38 followed by a pr in the 50K at the USA National Championship.
Just missed qualifying for the Boston Marathon with my time for the 50K. Ended up running 3:16.
I competed in 3 USA T&F National Championships and was 4th overall in all three.
[50K, 100K, Trail Marathon]
My summer was a bummer.
When Western States was cancelled I decided to take advantage of some hard runs.
I hammered too hard at Squaw Valley and really trashed my hamstring.
June and July was trying to recover and still keep some base miles while backing off the speed on the track and my tempo runs.
In October tried to re-group for a fall ultra, but never felt race ready.
I committed to running Sunmart Texas Trail 50 Miler in December.
During the race I never felt like I was actually racing or in a groove.
Total Milage for the year was 4,957.
Not too bad for having a bad couple months during the summer and backing off the tail end of December.