2000Km-1243 mile club

March 2012 (Read 379 times)

    My work schedule has changed recently and I will be available to run in the virginia 24 hour run for cancer if I wanted to.  I have been using my work schedule as an excuse for why I can't do it.  I have been considering the merits of participating in a 24 hour race just for a little test of mind and body.  Now that my schedule has cleared up I am forced to actually analyze whether I want to do it or not.  I must say I am leaning towards crazy and thinking about doing it.  Obviously they have team categories but what would be the fun in that?  Unless of course I could arrange for a ringer to fly in and challenge for the 2 person team.

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      Then I had a look at the YTD distance and saw the Happy was catching up so thought I had better get back into it.  Happy....bummer about the AT and calf, really hope you get on top of it soon.

       

       

      You are making a speedy recovery! I'm impressed and I have no doubt I'll always be trailing you in total mileage.

       

      I had to cut my run short by 2 miles tonight due to a domino-style cascade of leg complaints. Started with left anterior tib muscle spasm, which led to limping, causing right AT/calf to tighten, then the left quad; by the time I was walking home, my right hip hurt from all the imbalances! I'm grateful that tomorrow is a planned rest day. I think this is some kind of generalized issue because I've been plagued this week with tight and crampy neck and upper back muscles too. OK, enough boo hooing; after I didn't just run an endurance event like some of us here.

      Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

        A video/photo presentation from the Tarawera ultra.

         

        Keep an eye out for two RAs about 45 sec in, and my sons sign about 1:35 sec in. 

         “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

         

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          Thanks for posting the video! What a treat to watch!

          Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


          Imminent Catastrophe

            Cool, thanks Brian. Now here's one for you that I can relate to (somewhat off-topic and definitely NSFW) Big grin

            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

             

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              Cool, thanks Brian. Now here's one for you that I can relate to (somewhat off-topic and definitely NSFW) Big grin

               

              Hilarious.  So I take it you really enjoyed your 22 hours on a plane Smile  each way.

               “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

               

              Goals 2014

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              2014 km in 2014

               

                Agreed - totally hilarious! He's great.

                 

                I'm just in from a trail run in my new trail shoes, with a new friend and her 2 dogs. Gorgeous sunny day, 35F when we started at 9 am, in the 50's now. It was quite a strenuous workout. Last time - my first time on that trail -  I only went out 5 miles and turned around. This time the plan was for 12 total  and I learned that mile 6 is all uphill and quite steep, although it tricks you because it's winding around on the side of a mountain, so you don't suspect that each turn will lead to just a little bit steeper grade.  She just ran the Napa Marathon a couple weeks ago, so she was happy with an "easy" run today (lucky for me). She'll be running the Yakima Marathon next weekend, so I can rest up for when she comes back and we do this again!

                Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                  Agreed - totally hilarious! He's great.

                   

                  I'm just in from a trail run in my new trail shoes, with a new friend and her 2 dogs. Gorgeous sunny day, 35F when we started at 9 am, in the 50's now. It was quite a strenuous workout. Last time - my first time on that trail -  I only went out 5 miles and turned around. This time the plan was for 12 total  and I learned that mile 6 is all uphill and quite steep, although it tricks you because it's winding around on the side of a mountain, so you don't suspect that each turn will lead to just a little bit steeper grade.  She just ran the Napa Marathon a couple weeks ago, so she was happy with an "easy" run today (lucky for me). She'll be running the Yakima Marathon next weekend, so I can rest up for when she comes back and we do this again!

                   

                  I sense we have another convert in our midst.  Sounds like a nice run

                   “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

                   

                  Goals 2014

                  Keep running

                   

                  2014 km in 2014

                   

                    Went out for a snowshoe hike today, a little over 5 miles with a lunch break halfway. Beautiful day in the mountains. Clear sunny skies. No pics since I didn't take the camera. Didn't get above the tree line for any good view photos anyway.  My legs still a bit tired from yesterday. Not sure I'm up for tomorrow nights planned 6 miles, but we'll see.

                     

                    MTA:

                    So I have a question for Garmin using trail runners. I logged my snowshoe hike of today. The miles on the log entry show I walked 5.37 miles, but the map shows 6.74 miles. Is the Garmin incorrect because of elevation changes and the map correct because it uses known mileage numbers?

                    Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                      MTA:

                      So I have a question for Garmin using trail runners. I logged my snowshoe hike of today. The miles on the log entry show I walked 5.37 miles, but the map shows 6.74 miles. Is the Garmin incorrect because of elevation changes and the map correct because it uses known mileage numbers?

                       

                      In my experience, the Garmin measured distance is very inaccurate in steep terrain.  One theory is that its measuring distance along the X-axis only, not distance along the road.  Which makes sense when you put yourself in the point of view of the satellite that is measuring your progress: it won't look like you're moving much at all going up a steep hill when looking down from however many miles overhead.

                       

                      If you're talking about the RA map, it has access to better elevation data so it could do the trigonometry to better estimate how far you travelled.

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                      Imminent Catastrophe

                        Yes, GPS usually reads short on twisty trails so I'd go with the measured map.

                        "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                         "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                        "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                         

                        √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                        Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                        Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                          The map distance wins then - probably especially since we were hiking up an actual road - snow covered and closed until June. It was really beautiful though, remote, winding through the forest and up the mountain.  I just feel bad for DH who is only just starting to exercise again after several years of being quite sedentary. The plan was for a total of just 4 miles. It got extended because we wanted to get to a vista view point for lunch.  Overall it was quite a workout - almost 7 miles!

                          Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                            Didn't run yesterday in favor of a yoga workout (been slackingRoll eyes and feeling the effects of that!). Ran 6 slow miles tonight. It's so great now with the time change, running outdoors in the evening. They are predicting rain all week  here, but so far it hasn't happened. It was clear and I got to watch a bald eagle fly by not too far overhead.

                            Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.