Things are still progressing here in Racin Rick land (that would be the most awesome adventure park ever with dirty chamois rides, saddle sore lancing, scab picking; basically all of the classics). I haven't exactly started "training" but I have been able to up my riding a bit. I still die after about 1.5 hours but I have to start somewhere and start I have. All told, according to Endomondo, I had a total of 7.5 hours of active time (riding, running and core work) last week. Not outstanding but a good start and something to build on.
I've also started to look at the 2012 schedule. A tentative EFTA schedule has been posted:
20-May NECS - Weeping Willow - MA
3-Jun NECS - Big Ring Rumpus - NH
17-Jun NECS - Pinnacle - NH
8-Jul NECS - Moody Park - NH
15-Jul NECS - Maine Sport Run-Off - ME
22-Jul NECS - Harding Hill - NH
22-Jul Carrabassett Back Country Challenge - ME
19-Aug Hampshire 100 - NH
26-Aug NECS - Treasure Valley Rally - MA
23-Sep NECS- Rock the Ridge - CT
I plan on doing most of the series though I do expect to miss a couple of races as work and life come along. One race of note this year that I used to love but haven't done in a while is the Hampshire 100. It started out as a 100k cross country race but, for this year, they have been added to the National Ultra Endurance series and have upped the mileage to 100. I'm sure I'll suffer like a dog as there will surely be some seriously heavy hitters from around the country there but it should be fun and with the 50-60 mile carrabassett 50 a month prior, I'll have a good primer for the event.
More obsessing to come.