Become able to train at a reasonably high level again
Get sort of fast again
Build up enough base to not embarass myself too badly at the 2017 Bear 100
Long-Term Running Goals:
Stay healthy, make steady incremental improvements, eventually get under 1:10 in the half marathon and 2:30 in the marathon.
I am a bioengineering PhD currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah, where I design neurosurgical approaches for treating movement disorders. I was sort of fast until I put running on the back burner at the end of grad school and am trying to get sort of fast again now.
Only 8:30 AP, but moderately hard effort. 2/3 trails, mostly muddy, 1/3 roads, with 1600' of climb. Same amount of loss, but hard to take much benefit from it, as majority of dowmhill was in sloshy mud, or on the absurdly steep terrace hills drive.