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?
So we’re closing in on the donation goal…another great donation from a long time friend and used to be fellow runner, Vera… Back in the day at Mentor, we used to run a lot together. So right now with all the various donation websites that I’ve kept track of, we’re at $812 raised for The… Continue reading Donation Goals
So last week the Mt. Hood 50 miler lottery opened and they drew out the 150 names on Saturday and I didn’t get in. Bummer as I wanted to do the 50 miler on Saturday and then camp over night and do their 50k on Sunday all this 4 weeks before the Bigfoot as a… Continue reading No Lottery Luck
Finally a run and actually 2 runs back to back that consisted of no muscle or even tendon pains. Just normal fatigue that is concerning since it occurred around the 3 hour mark. UH-OH!! RED ALERT! Okay I’m a little over-reactive but a 4 hour run should be feel like sitting on my couch… Continue reading Glorious…
That is the question as I begin to train again. The ankle feels good enough for nice straight easy runs on pavement but do I go back to the trails? It a difficult question for sure as right now I have a mix of pavement and trail pre-events. Of course all of these are just… Continue reading To pavement or not to pavement