Okay well maybe you can technically. This really describes my recent Saturday training day in a single sentence. It was the third 8 hour training day and on the drive at o-dark-thirty to the trail, I just had all this “dread”. The first two 8 hour efforts were okay nothing special but not fiascoes. The… Continue reading Can’t spell accomplishment w/o “Start”
As I was making my way through my short 5 miles this morning under the moonlight, I was thinking just about how my training is going so far in the build up. Speaking of moonlight, it was so bright and low in the sky that I could actually see my shadow on part of my… Continue reading Training Thoughts
I’m sure a little of this is due to daylight savings and having a 6:30am flight to San Jose on Monday but boy am I starting to drag ass. I mean I did run for 10 hours over the course of Saturday/Sunday but still I think the training is starting to catch up to my… Continue reading It’s starting…
This weekend marks my first 7 hour run attempt since 2015. Go down the trail 3 and half hours then turn around and survive the return trip. The other lucky part of 7 is I just finished my first pass at my nutrition plan based on the aid station spacing at the Bigfoot 200 and… Continue reading Lucky #7
Technically this is a “race” report but more like just a long training weekend because I did nothing over the course of Saturday or Sunday that felt like racing. Strap in for some slow methodical musings of the weekend out at Hagg Lake. Let’s go over the details of the event. ORRC (Oregon Road Runners… Continue reading ORRC Hagg Lake Double
I woke up to a lovely 34 degree rain filled morning for my run. As I was heading into the last mile I started noticing these large sized “things” coming down. It’s pretty dark so at first I thought they were just some leaves. Being that it’s pretty boring in the morning, I was thinking… Continue reading Big slow raindrops = SNOW!
So on a whim I signed up for the Mountain Lakes 100 which is right here in Oregon the Pacific Crest Trail which is late September…why you ask? Well my diabolical plan is to use it as a lottery ticket to the Western States 2019 lottery. It’s a qualifying race and is put on by… Continue reading 100 miles easy right?