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December 2010

Goodbye 2010 – Hello 2011

by Chad Ricklefs on December 15, 2010

The 2010 ultra season has come to an end, and the first week of 2011 is in the books. Hard to believe that I have been competing in ultras for over 12 years. I never thought I would be still running competitively at 43. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I said “this would be the last year” or “I’ll stop at 37″. Stopping would be so much easier if I was slowing down. No sign of slowing down at my last race of 2010 – World 100K Champs – so I am embarking in another year with an ambitious schedule that includes going after my third national title at US 100 K Champs in April (Mad City), and ultimately a shot at improving on this year’s 14th place at World 100 K Champs. The 2011 World Champs are at a venue I know quite well and where my 100K PR was set.

Being new to this whole “social media” thing (yes I am a child of the 60″s so Sony Walkmans were cool to me), I hope to post my adventures in running and life on this blog, and I hope you find my adventures as interesting as I do.