Marathon (Chicago 2007 almost ruined me for long distance races)
40 Mile twice
12 hour (57 miles)
100k (in 1 1/2 weeks)
1 year and a week from the couch - started couch to 5k last april
may 2012 - 4.5 miler
september - 15k
october - 13.1
Jan - 26.2
jan - 13.1 trail - (24 min PR over october)
feb 5k - color run (stupidest thing i have done in a while)
April - 25k trail
sept - 26.2 road
oct - 26.2 road
nov - 50k trail
jan 2014 - 13.1/26.2 (goofy at disney)
feb - rocky raccoon 50 mile trail.
maybe i need to run a 10k and a real 5k sometime.
”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
It is not unusual for trail runners to skip the road marathon on the way to the first 100 miler. However, there are many challenging trail marathons out there that are worth doing. Just to name a few around here: Pikes Peak, Leadville, Bataan. Bataan might be the largest organized trail race in the US, though for most entrants the focus is on finishing as a group.
2013 H1: 7 hours/week base. Q3: Train for goal race. Q4: Goal Race.
I started at age 33
7 mile trail
10 mile trail
I must be doing something wrong....
I'm a rambler, I'm a gambler, I'm a green lumber handler, I'm a gypo from Pelican Bay....
Just here for the food
I started running at 38 after years of team sports and then hiking/ climbing/ backpacking/ mountaineering, etc.
Hard, mountainous 50M
Flat 100 on April 20
I'm such a noob.
I still have not run a road marathon.
I went from HM to 50K and never looked back. I love ultras.
Huh, I have a blog?
Lace-Up- Lots of defense on the arm panties lately!!!!
10K (back in college recovering for an illness- big moment- truly couch to 10K)
No running for years
10K 6 years ago
1/2 marathons- for years- mostly trail- hillier and hillier as time went on
1st marathon oct 2012- Totally lame- flat- did it just to "do it". Should have done something major like the san fran marathon for my first and only. I'm glad to say I've done it- but should have been epic.
More 1/2 marathons
30K- Aug 2012- hilly
Rim2Rim-Oct- 25- Huge down, Massive up
Quad Dipsea- Nov - Massive elevation
50K Dec- elevation, but not as hard as 2 above.
Complete relapse and now running 5-10 miles no races (I'm still having a pity party about my 50K)
My advice is to do a marathon for fun- training- do it with friends. If you want your best time do the CIM.
A winter tri with about 5k run in it. (only paved road race although the pavement was under snow and ice)
Everything else is trail with one hybrid and one gravel road.
Summer duathlon with 2.5mi run.
38mi (first part of 50mi race)
There's also been an assortment of 3-8mi races in there - being trails, they're just the distance of the course, so don't remember any order.
For me, it's been about doing the training relevant for the distance / duration of course, rather than doing shorter races.
I started at 24.
5k end of 2004, then a few more
10k August 2006
Full October 2006
10M spring 2007
HM spring 2007
5M summer 2007
5M trail fall 2007
7.2M trail January 2008, then a bunch more shorter trail stuff
Trail half summer 2008
Didn't race from Aug 08-March 10 (baby)
Worked up distance/speed on both road and trail from March 2010-Sept 2011
50k trail Sept 2011 & Oct 2011
backed off distance (baby)
Road full November 2012
now back to the long stuff- FA 50k last month, and later this month, then my first 50M 5/26!!
If you told me I could never run another road full, I wouldn't be heartbroken. I still like running fast on shorter road stuff, but I've fallen hard for the trail!