Happy - Good luck to you on the 5K.
I think I'll set my timer to one mile: one minute walk breaks For tomorrow's run.
Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...
MEC Trail Race Series - race one January 11 2015 Point Pleasant Park DNS
MEC Trail Race Series - race two April 19 2015 Citadel Ramparts
Halifax Bluenose HM May 2015
Halifax Navy 5k August 2015
I did my fastest 5K yet and hit my goal of 26:30. Can hardly believe it. Feels good!
How did your run go today?
Use your momentum...keep going. You know you can make it.
May 2015 training target: 3-day Rogue River Trail Running Vacation in Oregon!
Happy - Great 5K PR!
The run went well, had an unexpectedly long walking warm up about a mile (bumped into a wacky neighbour). Ran 5 easily with no real breaks, worked on garden stuff for a few more hours, so I feel like I had a full workout, maybe sore tomorrow, but my spirits are up.
but my spirits are up.
running -- cheaper than therapy, as they say :-)
Great running people!!!
Well I managed to do my multi-sport teams race. We had a fairly decent cyclist so he was right up with the leaders at transition. Of course that meant i was surrounded by quick people. In saying that I only had about 8 pass me, but I passed one of those on the down hill (twice actually - he passed me again when I went off track for a bit so I had to do it all again). Almost caught another but he managed to stay about 50 metres in from of me for the last 4km.
We had quite a bit of rain in the week before so the track was slush. Some of the steep downhill bits were quite slippery so i took it a bit easy so as not to fall. As it was I fell over on a traverse across a steep hill and banged my sore knee from last week. Nothing major though.
Finished up with a time of 2:07 so fairly stoked. We placed 2 overall for the mixed teams. Aiming to do it all again next year, but this time maybe train for it :-)
“Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure”
2014 km in 2014
Well done, Puke!! Congratulations on Second Overall placement and your monumental part in that. Yay for emerging almost unscathed! Hope the knee will have a chance to fully recover now. You did great!!! Something to be said for being under-trained, isn't there?
Sorry I took so long to respond Happy. It was a really tough race, miles and miles above 8500-9000 feet, lots of steep climbs. It was a beautiful, really spectacular at times.
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"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 19/20 July 2014
Georgia Death Race 14 March 2015
Boston Marathon 20 April 2015
Nice picture...looks flat...ha ha!!! I googled Bryce Canyon and got an idea of the scenery. Wow! Was that the hardest one you've done so far? Would you do it again?
Yes, it was the hardest 50 miler I've done and yes, I want to go back.
Doesn't Ze have an ultra this month?
Well, yes, I *had* an ultra in June. But I didn't finish. Sigh...
Yes, I went to the starting line (they changed it from my home town to the other side of the mountain range), and I did start the race. I even manage half of it (36 km, 3293 m accumulated climb). But I was really not ready for it. So, at the top of the climb I decided that I didn't feel like running for another four or five hours, so I quit.
This "failure" didn't help with my motivation issues, also. After the race, I didn't train for three whole weeks!! I can't remember not running for such a long time, ever!
Anyway, I just started running again. I'm quite a bit slower, and my legs are sore from the last three days ridiculously easy runs, but at least I'm enjoying it. And, after all (for me at least), that really is the main thing.