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February (Read 16 times)

    Hey guys!

    Went for a short run this morning. Sunny, bright and icy! Ankles and feet were a bit cranky after walking to and from work yesterday in boots, but it was warm and breezy and I had to take advantage of the spring like day.

    8 miles tomorrow.... Happy Saturday, A

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

    Halifax Bluenose 10k May 2014

    Halifax Navy 5k August 2014

    Annapolis Valley Harvest, NS  HM October 2014

      Happy Saturday to all my fellow Bunny Chasers!  How's the running going? We'd love to hear from anyone else who wants to check in with an update.

       

      Mine has been going pretty much to plan as the Feb 9 trail race approaches - except for the fact that I haven't gotten to do any trail running, but why quibble?... the distances are where I want them.

       

      This weekend my usual "Saturday LR"  for today got moved to Sunday for the second week in a row. So I did 6 this morning and boy were my legs tired! I have 12 trail miles planned for tomorrow.  Then it's a cut-back week, then the race the next Sunday. Hoping for NO TRIPPING this time! I'll automatically run a faster time if I succeed with that primary goal.

       

      MTA:  I have a book recommendation for any dog and poetry lovers in here.  "Dog Songs" by Mary Oliver (2013)

      I just got it from the library and it's really special.

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

        Still running down south.  Slowly starting to pick up the distance.

         

        Did a 29 km run on Saturday.  Basically a 5.8 km trail loop, done 5 times. With a group of 3 others including the guy I am pacing for the last 40 km of his first 100 in about 6 weeks.  So basically the time just flew by.

         

        Starting to think about some speed work...maybe next month :-)

         “Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure”

         

        Goals 2014

        Keep running

         

        2014 km in 2014

         


        Imminent Catastrophe

          Still running down south.  Slowly starting to pick up the distance.

           

          Did a 29 km run on Saturday.  Basically a 5.8 km trail loop, done 5 times. With a group of 3 others including the guy I am pacing for the last 40 km of his first 100 in about 6 weeks.  So basically the time just flew by.

           

          Starting to think about some speed work...maybe next month :-)

           

          Puke,

          The guy you are pacing, is that a 100k or 100 miles? Because it's a huge difference. You gotta include the units for those of us still living in the USA using Pleistocene measuring units.

          "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

             

            Puke,

            The guy you are pacing, is that a 100k or 100 miles? Because it's a huge difference. You gotta include the units for those of us still living in the USA using Pleistocene measuring units.

             

            It is the Tarawera 100k.  Lot more ultra rockstars this year.  I might actually get to see some this time around

             “Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure”

             

            Goals 2014

            Keep running

             

            2014 km in 2014

             


            Imminent Catastrophe

              Loop of despair!

              "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

                Loop of despair!

                 

                Yeah looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about after missing it last year due to course changes.  Mind you I will be seeing that after about 18 km rather than 78 km so should be able to truely appreciate the magnificence :-)

                 “Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure”

                 

                Goals 2014

                Keep running

                 

                2014 km in 2014

                 


                Imminent Catastrophe

                  Have they changed the route? I hadn't been keeping track.

                  It will certainly be less of an ordeal early than it was late.

                  "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

                    Have they changed the route? I hadn't been keeping track.

                    It will certainly be less of an ordeal early than it was late.

                     

                    Nah, same course, but I am only pacing from Tarawera falls aid station so only have 18 km before I get there.  Although running with the guy I will be pacing today and he is looking pretty strong, may have my work cut out for myself just to keep up :-)

                     “Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure”

                     

                    Goals 2014

                    Keep running

                     

                    2014 km in 2014

                     


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      The unofficial start of Tahoe training started today, I ran the very climby route that I call "Mount Doom" but didn't go all the way to the top so it's the "Half Mount Doom". Anyway this will give me a baseline time for future training runs.  I wasn't really well-trained last year and while I finished, that, plus the record heat resulted in a much slower time than I had hoped. I can't control the weather but I can train harder and that's what I intend to do.

                      "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

                        I was lucky that the Olympics have been on the TV while I've been trapped inside on the treadmill - lots of inspirational performances! after a thunderstorm ?! Last night it looks like a great morning. +6C and the hard rain has washed away yesterday's icy patches. Very excited for a 9 miler to the park.

                         

                        Perfesser - I'm totally afraid to ask about your training plan, but I will...

                         

                        happy Saturday, A

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

                        Halifax Bluenose 10k May 2014

                        Halifax Navy 5k August 2014

                        Annapolis Valley Harvest, NS  HM October 2014


                        Imminent Catastrophe

                          Well, I got sick and had to bail out of the Mississippi 50. Dangit. DW has a bad case of bronchitis and I'm afraid I'll get that so must rest, running a 50 and driving 600 miles wouldn't be a good idea. Next race is Boston. Still, I'm looking forward to Bryce 50 in June.

                          "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

                            That's a bummer, PerfesserR. Hope both of you feel better soon.

                            It's good you have another ultra to look forward to. I looked at the photos on the Bryce link. What a beautiful place!

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

                              Well, I got sick and had to bail out of the Mississippi 50. Dangit. DW has a bad case of bronchitis and I'm afraid I'll get that so must rest, running a 50 and driving 600 miles wouldn't be a good idea. Next race is Boston. Still, I'm looking forward to Bryce 50 in June.

                               

                              Bugger.  But good choice I suspect

                               “Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure”

                               

                              Goals 2014

                              Keep running

                               

                              2014 km in 2014

                               

                                Great link!

                                Get better Perfesser and everyone have a happy Monday! A

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

                                Halifax Bluenose 10k May 2014

                                Halifax Navy 5k August 2014

                                Annapolis Valley Harvest, NS  HM October 2014

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