Saturday, January 30, 2010

No Shirts 50k

I did the no shirts 50k today. Did the 50k in 6hrs 20min. Not bad for the hills, snow, and ice. We had a little fresh snow over hard icy snow that you just fall through very unevenly, so I just keep turning my ankles. The hard bumpy ice is hard on the bottom of the feet too. And it was a cold one. But it was fun to hammer a good 50k today, and I already had 18 miles for the week and I still have a small run for sunday, some good miles this week.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

50k For Fun

This sat. Jan30 I will run 50k. No Shirts 50k Race. It's not really a race, No entry fee's, No shirts, and No Aid. Just for fun! We will see how many show, it is the hardest parts of the Burning River 100. So it works good for me "training" and I can test a little speed work. See what kind of 50k time and run with other runners. But we are in winter and its cold and snowing. We will have to see how many show. It will be fun anyway.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pay Up Time!

Thats right I had pay for registration on some races. First race is the Mohican 100 June 19 & 20, then the Burning River 100 July 31 & Aug 1. Theirs something about once you pay for a race. "ITS ON" no backing out now! And after a week of only 42 miles, I know I have too get my ass in gear. I will shoot for sub 24hr on both races. It will be hard both races so close together, and in summer heat. Thats why I need to train hard now. I still need to think about some more race's to enter, I like races close to home, keeps cost down right now.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Spring Time?

Yes, it felt like spring on the trail today. Funny how 40F feels like spring. I went out and hit 15 mile's. I ran the hill's hard. The ice and slush mix made for a little slipping off the trail at time's but not too bad.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snow Running

We got some snow. You really see how much when you have to blaze a path through it. I got to pine lane trail head only a few older track's. So we got more snow on top of those track's which mean's a lot of soft snow. I did 8 mile's in the morning and came back in the afternoon to hammer 5 more mile's. 13 mile's for the day is lower than what I was going for the day. But I got a good work out in the snow!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Long Weekend

I love long weekend's! You can get so much done. I hit 31 mile's in the 3 day's off. Nice weekend of cold and on and off snow. The good thing about weather like this nobody on the trail's, so I could hammer a little speed work on the hill's. I did see some brave woman over the weekend running the road, on the way to the trail. I am not a treadmill person, so when I people out in the really snow & cold temps., I really feel the groove!