Right off the bat I have to say that I disagree with Eric and Rich's assessment of this book. They wrote here that they both found it "hard to get into and as a result did not like it very much". I on the other hand found it to be engrossing, engaging and a very enjoyable to read.…Continue
“What I've written seems a little bit too neat, it feels a little sloppier on the inside”....Those were my words when I asked coach to look at my blog post before I posted it. And that really sums up how I feel about some awareness that’s coming around. I’ve never asked anyone to look at my blogs before I post them. I don’t want to change my words based on someone else’s opinion. I see blogs as thoughts, not right or wrong, but a demonstration of where one is at a given point…Continue
Almost forgot about this brilliant community hub, not that I have forgotten what I have learnt from the Cool impossible though..... still running, still watching the foot strike, leg stance etc......... I feel amazing.
I am no ultra runner, nor am I fast or super fit.....I don't care......well I say that, I have my aspirations of running a 50 miler in 2016 if my plan works out. Until then, I am just enjoying the run with the dogs, out on the moors and the fields, along canal…Continue
So there I was, my whole life hanging on my ability to shave 40-some seconds off of my 1.5 mile run in 7 days. For me, this would be as easy as juggling bubbling lava while quoting The Bard in the "original" Cantonese. Yeah, it's just like that. My new shoes still felt new. My new running watch had two runs saved to memory and I was seriously wondering if I had the mental capacity to walk and chew gum (or run and remember how to operate the watch) at the same time. This was about the…Continue
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“It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.”
~ Ann Trason ~
First in Reverse or Last Mule to the Barn…Continue
The greatest gift we can give to this world....and ultimately ourselves is....our self, the unfiltered, unshielded plain and simple, fully in the moment, in the person in front of us, self. Not the yeaterday, tomorrow or 5 minutes from now, but…Continue
Ran 6.5 miles in HRZ2 the other night. Although I'm still pretty slow, my pace was 30 sec per mile faster than last January's half marathon race pace. The big difference though? My average heart rate was 40 bpm lower than during the half. Hopefully that translates to a much faster pace in next January's half.
The past few blogs have not been about mountain running, but mountain running has taught me how to approach this life climb. Yesterday I went under anesthesia to biopsy my bladder. I’ve had some post running blood in my urine, prompting the evaluation that led to finding a couple of spots on my bladder.
I think about how I would have approached and dealt with this 3 years ago, before running changed my whole way of thinking. The world is bigger and I am much smaller. Life and our…Continue
Well, it was a great end to my season. I crushed my previous HM by over 5 minutes! Thanks to Eric for the book and his replies to this forum over the year as well as to all of you who have participated here. I am sore in all the right places this morning (calves, glutes, and hip flexors), so I know that I transitioned well.
Aside from the increased weekly mileage and the form tweaks, the rolling hills long runs in phase 2 helped e the most I believe, since my race had about 4 miles of…Continue
It took an extra week but I've now finished Phase 1 of the Foundation program and I've been pleased with the improvements in my running.
A friend asked me if I thought I was running faster now than before I had my run of injuries and I'm not sure that I am (yet) but I definitely feel stronger and more confident with my running.
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I've just recently started looking into duathlons. About a month ago I found one that was a sprint distance on mountain bike trails. I tentatively drove up this morning, not sure how I was going to do, especially nervous about how fast the times from last year were. I know I shouldn't care about my time but if I'm honest, there is a small part of that doesn't want to be dead last. But someone's gotta be right?
We had lots of rain yesterday and I thought they might cancel the race.…Continue
A few days ago I finished reading Bens book, "Ben On Foot" and I wanted to let you all know how much I enjoyed reading it. The book flows, is easy to read and draws the reader in so that the reader is able to experience and be a part of Ben's journey. You, well I was any way, with him in my minds eye every step of the way, seeing what he saw and felt through his words. He lays out in front of you the genisis of his idea to run 130 miles, his doubts, fears, joys, elations…Continue
With Teton National Park 30 minutes up the road from my house, this usually gets most of my attention for running. But this Fall I decided to change things up and look to create some run projects that are even closer to home and focus on exploring more vertical gain, peaks, and off-trail ridge line link ups (…Continue
No, not the Danica Patrick version! I'm talking about my father. He is a big part of the reason that I've been a runner for almost 23 years. He has been a runner since he was 13 years old- he's told me stories of taking a lawn mower to a field across the street from where he lived and mowing a personal track, hidden among the tall weeds. He says that he loved to go run and run after school, where no one could see him, the smell of the sweet hay filling his nose, and all his worries would…Continue