Its been the sunniest, warmest, nicest weather spring in the history of northern Michigan. I quit skiing early, started running early and have logged about 250 miles so far in training for the Grand Island Trail Marathon.
Last weekend I hit the trails for the fist time, only a few small patches of ice here and there in the low spots out of the sun, but Aspen Park is pretty clear overall. I managed a 50:30 loop and a 49:30 loop for 12 miles of twisty, hilly goodness. I'd say this about a month ahead of my usual schedule.
First test will be the Bayshore Half Marathon - Hopefully I can hold 7 minute miles like I did 3-4 years ago. We'll see. Time for track practice, gotta run.