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Morning after the Oscars Mondaily (Read 41 times)


Ultra Cowboy

    I'll do my follow-up 8 miler tonight after work.  I'll keep it flat and slow.

     

    Really enjoy reading everyone's details, just don't have time to do personals with all of you but I'm reading 'em.

    Looking for a reason to run...

    valerienv


    Thread killer ..

      Yesterday I did 7.25 on a trail near my house . We haven't been up there for @15 years and although we could see our house we couldn't find the right way down to make a loop and ended doing a freestyle through a steep drainage full of boulders , view from the top to the north , Tule Peak

       

      Tule peak

       

      To the south ( Carson Range )

       

      Mt Rose

       

      QOTD: After my first ultra that night I had dreams I was running down the same section of trail over and over again

      runtraildc


        Hi all,

        today seems to be unmotivated Monday for me.  I have 5 miles planned for tonight, but with some other stuff taking precedent (including prep for a sailing trip), I may not get out.  we'll see.  Maybe I just need to live vicariously thru everyone's running for the day.

         

        qotd:  Nope, not that I remember...

        FTYC


        Faster Than Your Couch!

          12 miles over ice and snow, and through lots of mud, slush and water. It was a lot of fun, and I was really glad I had my microspikes with me (and was wearing them for at least 8 out of the 12 miles).

           

          On the last few miles, I met two horses with their riders, and I was wondering how they had managed to get over the icy sections further down that trail. I know there are studded horseshoes, but they are not very popular (at least in Europe) because of the increased risk of injury to the horse (when they trip, or kick each other). Anyone any idea?

           

          Valerie, great pictures!

          Run for fun.

          jonferg67


            It's almost 4 here on east coast, am I late to the party?

             

            SRD. I'm back up to 5 days a week of running, happy about that. Sat. 13 on snow

            covered trails, then Sun. another 6 in the rain. Now, I just gotta get my LR up into

            the 20's.

             

            QOTD: Dream about running; yes, all the time, love those dreams.

              I watched and enjoyed the Oscars.  I ran 21 a little over 21 miles Saturday...funny how you go out 11 turn around and come back and you don't reach your goal of 22 miles.  Once I see the jeep I stop no adding a mile run around the parking lot.  Sunday had intentions of running and didn't, really hating my running ethics lately.  So plan is quick five after work.

               

               

              Xtreme Taper:  My dreams of running are always inside too.  I am usually in a marathon in buildings, basements, stairwells.  I never lead, I can never get past the people in from of me.  How far can your dogs run.  I have taken Earl on everything with his longest run 22 miles.  They seem so easy for him  but I do worry a little that it may be too much.

               

               

              QOTD:  In underlined above

              I need to sign up for a race..

              NorthernHarrier


                I did not watch the Oscars. I went on Netflix and watched The Naked Gun. Laughed my ass off.  Again. Just love the stupid humor and Leslie Nielsen is always something.  Did a longish run yesterday so today will just be weights and elliptical. Still trying to decide on doing the Hawkeye 25k that I am entered in for Sat.  Had to enter way back as I knew it would fill but my recovery and rehab is lagging. I'll probably decide Friday night while hydrating with a couple beers.

                 

                DPC--Glad to see you around again. And yellow dog.

                 

                Mandy-- thanks for the note. When I get more time I'll get back to you. And yeah, don't need anymore pics than that. Big grin

                 

                Valerie-- Beautiful pics.

                 

                QOTD-- Wow, just like XT and Queen I am in a large building and trying to find my way out. Totally directionally impaired in buildings so why would they put an ultra right thru a building. Of course lost and falling close to the cutoff and then I wake up in a panic. Have had that dream a few times. ???? Analyze away.

                jamezilla


                Follower of Forrest

                  12 miles over ice and snow, and through lots of mud, slush and water. It was a lot of fun, and I was really glad I had my microspikes with me (and was wearing them for at least 8 out of the 12 miles).

                   

                  On the last few miles, I met two horses with their riders, and I was wondering how they had managed to get over the icy sections further down that trail. I know there are studded horseshoes, but they are not very popular (at least in Europe) because of the increased risk of injury to the horse (when they trip, or kick each other). Anyone any idea?

                   

                  Valerie, great pictures!

                   

                  An ex-gf of mine had a horse shod with shoes that you could screw studs into...so for daily use they weren't studded, muddy/icy days she'd put the studs in.  She was cautious about using the studs.

                  6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi

                   

                  A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man


                   

                  mtwarden


                  running under the BigSky

                     

                     

                    warden: Is the mud around your parts like the ND badlands mud? That's where I grew up and it can get pretty treacherous! 

                     

                     

                    Yes-exactly!  very high clay content, we (not affectionately) refer to it as "gumbo"- it's miserable stuff- it's very slick, sticks to everything like glue and just generally sucks Big grin

                     

                    the route I chose today was 90% mud free, but the 10% wasn't fun

                                                                               2014 

                    HURL Fat Ass 50k  1/11- DNS sick :(

                    Zion Traverse 47 miles 4/5 DNS :( stress fracture in heel

                    Don't Fence Me In 30k  14k 5/10 ✓

                    Pengelly Double Dip 13.1 miles & 3000' 6/7 ✓

                    Devils Backbone 50 mile (I'm running 25 as a two person relay) 7/19 ✓ Wow!

                    Ellkhorn 23k 8/2- this is a maybe- little close to the Bridger???? signed up :)

                    Bridge Ridge Run 20 miles 8/9


                    Ultra Cowboy

                       

                      Xtreme Taper:   How far can your dogs run.  I have taken Earl on everything with his longest run 22 miles.  They seem so easy for him  but I do worry a little that it may be too much.

                       

                       

                      My Friend Kirk had a lady he ran with  who ran with her Weimeriner and would share her Gu with him.  He swore that dog would run double the distance they did since he was out and back the whole way.

                      Looking for a reason to run...

                      valerienv


                      Thread killer ..

                         

                        On the last few miles, I met two horses with their riders, and I was wondering how they had managed to get over the icy sections further down that trail. I know there are studded horseshoes, but they are not very popular (at least in Europe) because of the increased risk of injury to the horse (when they trip, or kick each other). Anyone any idea?

                         

                        Valerie, great pictures!

                         

                        Thank you ~ some people have borium welded to the shoes in winter. Works like screw in studs,  which are mainly used in eventing/jumping on grass , but it is not removable    .


                        Uh oh... now what?

                          We went to the next island north (Fidalgo).  The winds were steady 36-38, gusting to 50-53 so we went to where we would be near the water most of the time--great huge white caps and waves and water crashing up over the rocks.  Eagles parked way high above us, a feather moves every once in a while in response to wind change.  We found a grove of junipers--did not know there were any around here.  I kept getting dizzy trying to watch the tops of the dancing trees--Dougs and grands and western red cedars, a hundred feet, hundred and fifty feet, a few even taller--the kind Muir would have tied himself to.

                           

                          The wind was high enough they closed the park to cars;  only open to foot traffic.  It was strange in one way, everyone we saw was in the old category.  One couple sitting on a bench on both laps--an hour or so of just watching waves, wind, and birds--not a bad way to pass time.  As we went from water level to the higher points the sea turned from light green with foam all over to a deeper green, almost emerald as the waves lengthened to go through the straits between the two islands.  We found two ferns, that were later revised to mosses, that we don't see on our island.

                          XtremeTaper


                             

                            Xtreme Taper:  My dreams of running are always inside too.  I am usually in a marathon in buildings, basements, stairwells.  I never lead, I can never get past the people in from of me.  How far can your dogs run.  I have taken Earl on everything with his longest run 22 miles.  They seem so easy for him  but I do worry a little that it may be too much.

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            Queen: I tend to limit my dogs to 3 hours runs. The spaniel is getting up there so he only goes out for short days now. But I've had him out there for 3 hours before. That's 15-18 miles for me depending on terrain. I'm pretty sure the pointer could go forever. She runs several miles more than me each run anyway with all her zig-zagging and wandering.

                             

                            Funny, I had a running dream last night. It ended up turning into an obstacle course and of course portions of the run were inside. Man was I pissed and the course flags were red, not very frequent and hard to see.

                             

                            Trails n' Cocktails: I run down at VF park maybe once every 2-3 months. Mostly I wander the trails of French Creek State Park. I've also covered the entire Horseshoe trail (to the AT) starting at ValleyForge. We did that run in 6 segments a few years back.

                            Trapped in the night, moving alone, caught in a world of glass and stone...

                            Down to skin and bone.

                             

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