You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
Steve from New Hampshire and dreaming of moving back to New Mexico where i lived for a little over a year up until July. It'll happen in a few years.
I've been here on RA now about a year.
Been running for 32 years, 28 marathons and even more ultras, once ran a 2:48 marathon, a 19:40 100 mile and a 4:55 mile (on a track at age 32). Now i am just an older man, age 56, with a head that still thinks he's 26. I still run up to 70 MPW in the Spring when building for the ultras, but now am maintaining, waiting for the kickoff to the new year's training. The end of January I start the hill repeats and tempo runs in prep for Boston, which I have run 13 times as a qualified runner (last one run was 1993 or thereabouts).
With all you Texans here (I'm sure Ultrawalker is out there somewhere), just thought I'd let you know that my wife Deb is from Fort Worth...so I am connected a bit
Her brother Drew (who also lives in FW) is my ultrarunning hero, running sub 25 at the Leadville 100 at the age of 60
Anyway, that's me....let's talk.
BTW: What Lynn didn't tell you is he finished 2nd at the Cactus Rose 100
Lynn and I are in a race for place in the 2K club with about 2400 for the year! I'm running a 40 mile race in Virginia on Sunday that I hope will push me ahead of him for good....hear that Lynn?
Steve, AKA Ultrastevep
YOU DOG! I'm trying to taper off to get ready for 100K at Bandera on Jan 5! Not fair! Obviously, I'm kidding, I feel extremely blessed to have been able to stay within sight of you this year! BTW, Ultrawalker is now mbk...he's trying to make made the move from race-walking to running. Drew is an awesome runner, I saw him finish his first 100 mile run at Western States and he was cranking! He had some hydration issues at Leadville, but lasted long enough to nail the finish...then a long ride to the hospital! One tough dude! He's also in the NTTR group that Marshall mentioned.
Hey all, I'm Jarrod. Here's my story....
I am a chef who about a year and a half ago, decided to give up the cushy country club job and open a health food cafe. So now I work a lot more, make a lot less $, and have a lot more fun. Somewhere in all that, I transitioned from being a casual runner to running marathons and now I am looking to take the next step into ultras. I love running on trails and being in the great out of doors. There is a trail system with 35+ miles of trails across the street from my restaurant and I take full advantage of them whenever possible. I will probably never do a race that involves any more than 4 miles of asphalt.
My favorite single activity is mountain biking because nothing else makes me smile as huge, but I really enjoy the entire process of training for and running a long race. Given my professional involvement with food, I have always put a premium on nutrition. I believe what fuels you can give you a huge competitive edge in all aspects of life.
Some goals I have are
-running the hardrock before my 30th b-day (June 13, 2011)
-Backpacking the Colorado trail from end to end
-organizing a really cool endurance race in the San Juan Mountains
That's about it, my focus is drifting just writing this, I can't imagine someone trying to read it!
Jarrod, I'm sure we'll hook up someday....our interests are so much alike!
Last year I lived in Northern New Mexico because of it's closeness to the San Juans, my favorite mountains.
I finished Hardrock in 2001 and have been trying ever since with no luck. It is my passion for sure.
In a few years we'll be back in NM and close to Silverton....
Welcome to the group!
I just realized I have looked at your pics from hardrock and from SJS 50 miler in attempts at motivating myself. They are all top quality. My plan is to run the SJS 50 this year (it will be my longest race thus far). I've got some work ahead to qualify for hardrock by 2010!