2000Km-1243 mile club

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    well, pukekura, I'm headed your way in March. Just registered for the Tarwera 100k

    What the hell was I thinking?

     

    Sweet.

     

    You were thinking how the hell am I going to sell this to my wife as an anniversary present Wink

     

    Was going to go over to Rotorua and run some of the course today, but opted for Maungatautari mountain 10 minutes down the road.

    Did 10km in 2 hours, it was really really tough going up hill, but great downhill.  Very muddy and slippery. Big grin

     “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

     

      You're just being Silly!

      You'll have a Blast, I just know it!

       

      I am biased, but it is very difficult not to enjoy yourself in NZ

       “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

       


      Imminent Catastrophe

        Sweet.

         

        You were thinking how the hell am I going to sell this to my wife as an anniversary present Wink

         

         

        Wow, you're like a mind-reader!

        8+ miles on the tough Gahuti today at a blazing pace of almost 15 minutes/mile. That won't cut it at Tarawera but the Gahuti is a very technical trail. Anyway it was a good hard run. 

        "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


        Dog-Love

          I will have to look that race up in NZ.  My sister lives near Nelson and I am always looking for an excuse (besides visiting my sister) to get to NZ from Alaska.  Very expensive!

           

          Tomorrow am running a "Mile in her Shoes" Race and am thinking of wearing my red Danskos for the mile.  Benefit for our local womens shelter.  Sad we have to have one of those!

          Run like you are on fire! 5K goal 24:00 or less (PR 24:34) 10K goal 50:00 or less (PR 52:45) HM goal 1:55:00 or less (PR 2:03:02) Marathon Goal...Less than my PR (PR 4:33:23)

            I only managed 18 of my intended 22 today.  Bonked hard after that.  Not sure what caused it.  It was warmer today than it has been and I was trying a bit of a new fueling/hydration plan.  Might have been the combination.  I had to revise my fueling plan that was working well based off studying the marathon course and where my wife could hand me a bottle.  I had planned to not carry my bottle belt on this marathon attempt but I am seriously reconsidering. 

            Belmead Trail Fest 50 mile Sep 27-

            Tuna 200 Relay Oct 10-11 -

              That's rough Jeff - especially because it's hard to puzzle out sometimes the Why of things. Could be not enough fuel or hydration soon enough; could be not enough sleep, or not enough carb loading...so hard to know sometimes...and I'm speaking of course from No Experience at marathon training, but still...I was reading an article recently about this ...which leads me to conclude: hard to puzzle out sometimes.

               

              For me personally, I wouldn't go without my own water belt (with electrolyte drink) even for a 12K.

              I would for a 10K, but not anything over an hour.

               

              MTA: The article is in Running Times Nov issue and is called "Strong to the Finish"  The article is not available online; so if you want me to mail it to you, Jeff, just PM me your address.I'd be glad to send it along.

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

                A little RR -2:23 for the PEI half marathon. My second best time.

                 

                I'm pretty happy with that considering how undertrained I am. Charlottetown is a great small town with lovely brick buildings and good pubs - gotta go back without a race the next day! Husband was rewarded for doing all of the driving by bumping into an old college friend - we had a great chat about old and new times the night before the race which really was relaxing. I can get quite anxious before a race.

                 

                The course can definitely be divided into 2.

                0-15K: Gorgeous flat to slightly uphill run by the waterfront, through suburbs, and on a groomed trail (not so sore this morning). Consistent mile pace - feeling great!

                15-21K: Three sharp steep downhills/ uphills - I was warned by the local running store guy. Ran up the first hill, walked up two and three and lost 3 minutes. Also, running close to traffic along University Avenue was unappealing - although we were well protected by local military volunteers. Along the wide boulevard we were unprotected from the wind which was brutal. Once we were back downtown in the shelter of buildings I could resume pace (for the last mile) pretty easily.

                 

                Lessons learned: I gave up alot of mileage this year to get in shape - weight training on my own and with a trainer. I feel more stronger, and more healthy than last year, but this does not translate into a faster me. More miles makes for a better runner. I also started practicing the tempo run (at HM pace) which helped, as I tend to start out too fast and then blow up. I'm going to add more of that along with some 10K pace running.

                 

                Challenges for next year: more hill running! more consistent mileage! Realize every run in Nova Scotia will be windy. Perhaps there's a local wind tunnel I could train in.

                 

                I'm feeling good this morning, going for a waddle down to the park and a leisurely coffee - I took the morning off from the office. Packing up the Garmin until next year. Still looking for 2:20 and maybe 2:15...

                 

                Welcome back Trey and happy Monday all, A

                Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

                Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014

                Toronto Waterfront  HM October 2014

                  Congratulations on an excellent finish time for your HM, Ayola! I think you did terrific, considering the hills and wind in the second half of the race.  You finished strong, so that's a confidence builder too.

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

                    Thanks Happy! I'm taking it easy this week - in-laws are in town. Making a plan for november and december...

                     

                    A

                    Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

                    Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014

                    Toronto Waterfront  HM October 2014


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      Good hard 6-miler today with Daisy. It's the first time this fall it was cool enough to take her on a long run. She's very happy!

                      In other dog news, Taz is the cover boy for the Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Rescue calendar!

                       

                      "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

                        He's GORGEOUS!!!

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


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                          Thanks all. Yes, I'm on the upswing. I had a conference late last week through yesterday...just played a lot of golf. I'm chalking that up to cross training...back to running today, feeling strong. This time I will not, will not, will not ignore core and cross training. Anyway - yes, I just moved a few months ago. Still adjusting to some degree but feeling more like home everyday. 

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                          Russ - yes, I am actually thinking about Burning River. I mean, it's right here so why not. Ill try and tackle Green Jewel 50K in March first. I think Burning River has a 50 mile option. If so, I'm in for sure. You?

                           

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                          Modified - the hardest part of my split was leaving Hobbes and Daisy (other dog, Hobbes is the profile pic) behind. I'm still heart broken about that. 

                          San Francisco - 7/29/12

                          Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12

                          Chicago - 10/7/12



                          Imminent Catastrophe

                            Trey, Burning River is a possibility although heat and humidity are not my buddies. I still have unfinished business at Tahoe Rim Trail in July so I'll have to think about it.

                            Sorry about Hobbes and Daisy, that must be very difficult. 

                            "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


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                              Trey, Burning River is a possibility although heat and humidity are not my buddies. I still have unfinished business at Tahoe Rim Trail in July so I'll have to think about it.

                              Sorry about Hobbes and Daisy, that must be very difficult. 

                               

                              Oh. I forgot about Tahoe Rim. So many places to run....I still have to tackle that triple!

                              San Francisco - 7/29/12

                              Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12

                              Chicago - 10/7/12



                              Dog-Love

                                Daisy is a beauty! Cover girl material for sure.  We sure do love our dogs and when Nitro has embedded into my life totally, I may change my profile picture from Rusty and neighbor dog Chester (who just passed away last week)

                                 

                                Ran 5 today with Nitro pulling me all the way.  Good core work out.

                                 

                                Tahoe trail sounds great!  Have a great Friday

                                Run like you are on fire! 5K goal 24:00 or less (PR 24:34) 10K goal 50:00 or less (PR 52:45) HM goal 1:55:00 or less (PR 2:03:02) Marathon Goal...Less than my PR (PR 4:33:23)