Thursday, January 17, 2019

2019 Race Schedule, So Far...

“You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.” —Steve Garvey

So after much waffling and indecision, when the opening hour of the Eastern States 100 registration was upon us last weekend, I decided that again for the third consecutive year I would go all in on the PA Triple Crown Series. A few days later, I stumbled upon a last person standing event, Ragged Runner, in CT not too far from home in NJ. It is only two weeks after Worlds End which is not ideal, but as much as I have wanted to run a race that used this format I couldn’t resist and registered within a couple hours of learning of the event. And with that decision, my 2019 race schedule is for the most part pretty much planned with the exception of a longer fall race. I’m considering Beebee Farm 48 hour or Black Forest 65ish miler in PA. Since one of my 2019 goals is to run my longest/farthest run ever, I’m leaning towards Beebee Farm 48 hour since I think I could accomplish that there. However, if I happen to accomplish that goal at Ragged Runner (last person standing) in June, I may opt to close the season with midnight stroll through Rocksylvania and just run the Black Forest in PA.

April 20 - Hyner 50K - PA
April 28 - NJ Marathon - NJ (shooting for marathon PR)
June 1 - Worlds End 100K - PA
June 15 - Ragged Runner (last person standing) - CT
August 10 - Eastern States 100 - PA

September 26 - Beebee Farm 48 hour - VT
October 6 - Black Forest - P


  1. Came back to reread your Tesla Hertz report. I'm considering making that my first 100. Found this post and see you'll be coming to my neck of the woods for the Ragged run in June. I'm signed up too...I'll see you there and get some Tesla Hertz tips from you :)

    1. Hey Paul, Tesla Hertz is a really smart choice for a first 100 in my opinion. The only downside to it is the number of loops you have to do, but that also provides some benefits. It all depends on your mindset and preferences. Look forward to meeting you at Ragged run, that will be my first last person standing event. Be sure to talk to me early before I become delusional due to exhaustion and lack of sleep. :)

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