So, my 40 mile race went well.
I published in livejournal because I'm an inconsistant git, and am out of practice of posting here. No surprise. Anyway, I did it because I wasn't really sure that i could- there was a lot of training and things come up along the way, and all that good stuff.
My plan was to do this race, recover, and then start off from a base of maybe 50 miles per week. I wanted to to build up distance till 70 miles per week was normal, and then incorporate speed work in preparation to try to qualify for Boston.
But I'm not hungry to qualify for Boston, and that's a pretty big stumbling block. Maintaining a 7:15 pace for a marathon isn't so easy if you don't really have a hunger for it. Perhaps I'll get it when I've recovered from the ultra, but right now I'm not even certain which races I'd like to do. There are bunches of halfs and full and stuff that I could do, but... well. You know how it goes. Too many choices can be harder to deal with than too few.