Sunday, January 29, 2012
Well had a good race in Arizona now it's time to regroup and recharge a bit. My legs are fried at the moment and I have a pretty nasty head cold. Planning on taking two weeks down from running no more then 30 min jogs during the weekdays. Plan on running little longer on the weekends if time permits no rush tho. My buddy Gregg has been a really good voice of reason for me. I really do appreciate that Gregg...Thank you. I like to train and if I don't have someone to slow me down I'll train my heart out. Going to listen to my body these next couple of weeks and then regroup and rolllll them out!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The race went really well. I ran one of the most enjoyable races I've ever run. Course I can say that after the race. Tony ran a really good race as well placing 12th outta the race. Debbie ran a PR of 16 mins on a pretty hard course placing 5th among the women. Marcus ran really well too placing 16th in the race. Clint ran the 19k and he placed 2nd overall. All of us from Duluth really represented Duluth nicely. We had so much fun poking jokes at each other and laughing out loud. I wanna thank Clint and Andi for letting us stay at there house in Arizona that was really sweet of them. Thank you! Kyle was our cheerleader at the finish line so thank you! Overall the trip was a ton of fun and hope to be part of it next year! Lets roll out some miles
Monday, January 9, 2012
I'm starting to get really excited for this 50k coming up in Mid January. I always seems to get myself worked up about races I train for. I'm going to try and do something different this year. Planning on relaxing and not worrying about the outcome of the race have fun and run my heart out. I'm thinking the weather will be about 70 degrees and dry so I'm expecting to drink plenty of water. I normally don't carry anything on my runs cause I don't like how it changes my gait. I think Ill have to carry a water bottle on this one though. My choice of energy will be (energy gel) you can get them at DRC. My reasoning for this type of energy is they are so smooth. You can take one and have it consumed in less than 1 min and they taste great. If you have not tried one get the ones with 2X Caffine they will knock your socks off. Just be careful not to take to many cause they make your face tingly. I took 4 and later felt like there was a little monster under my skin trying to work his way out. Maybe it was the 4 hours and 10 mins of running before I felt that I don't know. Anyhow I'm super pumped about this race and plan to race my heart out! Lets roll out some miles!!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Well I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do today so I ran two hours. I wanted to run all trails but I needed some fuel to start my run so I decided to stop at the DRC Store. Turns out they don't open until around 12 p.m., which stunk for me but life goes on. I started down the board walk and wanted to open up the legs a bit so I did. Ran couple faster miles at pretty much ease considering I ran 4 hours the day before. I was working on backing off the pace a bit cause I knew it would not be smart to double long run like this. After round 5 miles I hit the Cogg's Trials and tamed the pace due to the running conditions. The Cogg's were pretty much unassailable but that didn't stop me I ended up running 4 miles on them slipping, sliding, falling, grabbing trees , and in survival mode. After 4 miles I was ready to be on pavement and that's what I did. Pounded out a couple striders to get the rust outta the legs and completed the run. Run ended up being 2 hours 14.1 miles. Lets roll some miles out!!
Saturday morning I rolled out some miles with my cousin Deb. We started out at Ely's Peak and headed South/West on the SHT trails. The trail were pretty decent couple areas that were icy but for the most part really nice. We had some pretty good laughs and jokes along the way which made time fly by. Before we knew it we were turning around at 1:17 mins into our run. We made our way back to the car and fueled up and hydrated for our last 1.5 hours of the run. This section over Ely's Peak was pretty rough going lots of rocks icy spots and snow. The pace had slowed down due to the running conditions but we didn't care we were living the dream out there. We rolled out towards spirit mnt and turned around and made our way back. It ended up being 4 hours and 10 mins total for the day. Thanx for the run Deb your a great partner in crime. Lets roll some miles out!