Monday, March 28, 2011

MMT Out. Western States In.

I dropped from the Massanutten 100 entrants list this morning. I have waited nearly four months to drop, two years to attempt again, but I am doing so in good conscience. I am not injured, I still enjoy running, and I want to keep it that way. I very much would like to run MMT, but it will need to wait at least another year. My eyes can now be fully set on kicking some rear at Squaw Valley. While I longed to avenge my MMT DNF from '09, I'd rather not sacrifice a chance to show what I can do at the big dance. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I don't want to squander the chance at giving it my best. I've never run two 100's six weeks apart, and I figured this wasn't the time to test it out. I want that sub 24 hour cougar buckle! Best of luck to my VHTRC bud Doug Sullivan, who it seems, was happily able to claim my MMT slot.

4 comments:

Jess said...

Good choice. I wish you the best of luck on your training!!!!!!

jenn said...

WoRd!!! I think you made the right decision!! GO FOR THE BIG DANCE!!!

I'll be cheering you on.. apply for MMT next year and I promise I'll pace ya! :o)

Rick Gray said...

Western States or bust! You will rock out there and you will get that desired buckle!

Neal Gorman said...

I think you made the wrong decision. Two silver buckles are better than one. ; )

In all seriousness, probably feels good to have that decision behind you and now you can narrow your focus on WS. Still hope to see you along the course at MMT.