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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenn Kast Nov 27, 2011. 3 Replies

     The off season is a good time For me to assess my season. Did I meet my race goal?  What are some of the positives from my season and what can I work on for next year.  I just looked back at my…Continue

favorite pre workout breakfast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton Jun 23, 2011. 1 Reply

oatmeal, chopped nuts, dried blueberries, chia, a scoop of protien powder, a little cocoa powder when I need my chocolate fix. Hard workout today!!    Continue

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How many years have you been running?
15+
What is your goal race for the year?
Madagascar self-supported stage race
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
G2G Ultra
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
The Journey that I am on.

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Madagascar Stage Race Report 2014

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:50am 3 Comments

I boarded a plane on Tuesday August 26th to travel across the world to race for 7 days in Madagascar.  It took 2 days to get there.  Over 25 hours sitting on planes!!!  Once I arrived I began to meet and bond with other racers.  Traveling in a developing country adds to the challenge.  Transportation, food, language .... are very different in Madagascar.  There is no organization, it is basically a free for all.  Many racers had to pay a bribe to get their race gear on the plane.…

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Training for Madagascar Stage Race

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 7:23pm 5 Comments

I have been away for awhile because of family stuff.  It looks like a lot of great things are happening here.

 I thought I would give an update on my training for Madagascar.  This is a self supported 6 stage 7 day race in northern Madagascar.  The 1st 4 stages are 25 mile days, the 5th stage is 50 miles, and the last stage is 6 miles.  I carry everything I need for 7 days (toilet paper, food, sleeping bag, extra cloths, emergency stuff...). I have gotten my pack down to about 15 lbs.…

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THE BIG HORN EXPERIENCE

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 12:00pm 3 Comments

The Big Horn 50k was more then just a race.  We set up camp in the high mountain meadows about 20 minutes from the race start.  Here there are meadows full of wildflowers and a ton of wildlife. We saw a bear, herds of elk, deer, moose and pronghorns.  There is also incredible fly fishing for the fishermen in my family.…

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PACING

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

Running with my 2 year old lab, Muddy, this past Saturday reminded me of the importance of not going out to fast.  When we hit the trail, Muddy took off.  He was so excited to be on the trails that he would run ahead then run back then run ahead and come back all at full speed.  This was the day after my 1/2 marathon and I was out for an easy run so I was steady and slow on the 1st hill.  20 minutes into the run I reached the top of the hill and found Muddy in a bush with his tongue hanging…

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At 6:38am on June 4, 2013, Lori Enlow said…

A visit is definitely on my to do list! Would love to let you show me the trails out there!  Have a great week!

At 2:51pm on June 24, 2011, Eric Orton said…
Fill in your profile with race results and 2011+ goals so people can read about you
At 10:55am on June 1, 2011, Margot W said…
"if you are going to make up a story about yoursel; make it a GOOD one." EO
 
 
 

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