Although I am not much of a planner preferring to live life more spontaneously, I do have some plans and ideas shaping up for the coming year. Some are firm, some are still in the idea stage:
March: Coyote Two Moon 100 mile (finally going to run the thing!)
May: Jemez 50 mile
June: Black Hills 100 mile (inaugural event!)
July: Finally finish the Colorado 14ers (6 left) & Hike the Hardrock course w/Chris (4 days)
August: Sierras! Probable combo of peakbagging and long trail miles... TBD.
September: Vermont 50 (a maybe)
November: Coyote Vegas
December: Cajun Coyote
Yes, there are actually three 100 miles there! After a four-year break from the distance, finishing The Bear last September was a positive enough experience that I want to do a few more. :)
I also have created a new 5-year project for myself--that of doing a minimum of 50 trail miles in all 50 states, along with the already completed 50 high points by the time I'm 50 (hence my choice of races in New Mexico and South Dakota). It is my belief that there are beautiful and interesting trails to be run and hiked in each of the 50 states. Upon realizing that I was already over halfway there--and with the ability to combine some trail bagging with business travel--the project seemed to be a no brainer. Miles can be either run or hiked, and both race and solo nonrace miles can be counted, as can multi-loop (Rocky Racoon, Cajun Coyote) courses although my preference is for 50 unique miles. In some states--e.g. Vermont, New Hampshire, Virginia, Colorado, California--the criteria has been met multifold. I am planning to create a separate page documenting trails/ultras completed in each state (click on link under C2M logo). This project will take awhile and that's a good thing. I think it'll be super fun!