This was the 46th running of the Double Dipsea, and the second time for me. I ran it last year when Brazen Racing co-hosted the event with founding organization, the Dolphin South End Runners. The actual course is 14.2 miles / 23 km and involves a climb of 4500ft / 1372m. It’s an age handicapped race, so the 80 year olds start at 8am and the rest of the runners go out in waves, with men age 39 and under taking off at 9:01am. I’m not a fast runner, so my time last year was 4hr…Continue
I put in a nice and easy 10 miles today. The trails and mountain canyons are still packed with snow, so this time of year we get days like today, snow, rain, hail, sleet, sunshine, calm, wind, etc. So I used the radar to pick the best weather window and hit the bike path south of town and ran along the snake river…Continue
I was feeling really good going into this race. Very nervous, but good. This would be my first race of the year, my first race after a few months of living and training at higher elevation. I was anxious to see how my racing would change, if I would feel different. I remember thinking when I ran Leadville in 2012, “someday I want to be able to run UP mountains” I was frustrated because all of my uphill “running” in the mountains reduced me to a slow hike. I could not…Continue
In February of this year, my treadmill broke. I felt I had no option but to begin outdoor running.
The day before my 62nd birthday, I ran my first 10K (April 7, 2015) with my running group at Elk Lake Park (I'm in the back). And I've entered in my first 5K event in May.
I am very grateful to Eric Orten for his book! I'm working out now of the slant board and just started with the Fitball.
It's been six days since finishing my first trail marathon and I'm starting to come out of the fog of recovery.
I ran the Free State Trail marathon in Lawrence, Kansas. It rained from the moment the RD shouted "Go!". The trail was slop by halfway through.
But that's not the point of this little post. I'll have a race write up sometime soon and post the link to it.
What I wanted to share is that I finally completed Eric's marathon plan. I purchased it about 2 years ago…Continue
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-->Drop 5 minutes on my next 5K in September 2015.
After running my first SM this month, I realize that running long distances (for me 20K+ are long distances!) is way less scary than trying to become a faster runner. I know I have the will-power to handle long trecks in the mountains (12 hour+ days over a week, for example), but I've never attempted to develop power, focusing only on endurance.
My shame-gremlins are grumbling really loud at the moment : "What can…Continue
There is this misconception out there that if you want to pursue your dreams and cool impossibles, you have to know exactly what you’re doing. Just look around at all those other, more successful people out there. They move through life with a crisp smile and no body fat, and you ask them, “how’s it going”,…Continue
First of all, let me say that I only got the nerve to sign up to this race because Eric wrote on page 130 of TCI that after going through the foundation program, I would be ready! I don't think I would have dared to attempt this on my own.
But ever since I first heard about this race, it had me mesmerized. This 22 km "half" marathon leaves downtown Grenoble and heads South for the first 5 km. Then there is a 5 km, 280 meters vertical ascent up one of the hills (pre-Alps actually) that…Continue
This is my second time through the TCI program. Last year, I focused mainly on transitioning to the forefoot strike and my form in general. I find that I am benefiting even more this season having already gone through the program once before.
I completed my 1-mile retest yesterday and was 55 seconds faster than I was when I tested at the beginning of this training period! That was in 20 mph winds also. When I started my training I wasn't sure how feasible my personal 5K goal was, but…Continue
This morning, I went to a trail race in the Cleveland National Forest.
I had an epiphany. Physical fitness notwithstanding, my mind is always going to be my biggest obstacle.
During the last two miles, we had to take on steep hills. My mind kept fighting me "you're done, you're out of breath, start walking" and I kept pushing, Running. The more I pushed, the louder the voice in my head got. Until one point where the voice was gone. And I kept…Continue
Four months ago today, I stood high on this peak in the Tetons enjoying the reward of magnificent views that come from 6,000+ feet of running and climbing. Yesterday, I took the below winter photo during a ten mile run. These two photos grasp the beauty of the Tetons in different ways, BUT also show the SAME…Continue
You may want to skip to the last paragraph to get the title, but as usual, I write about what led me to it....so here goes...
Welcome to Tuba City Arizona. Just settling in with fam and dogs and getting going with running again. It’s been a long 8 week or so break from running due to health issues and a huge family move from Northeast Oklahoma (green country) to the high desert about 5,000ft or…Continue
I get to feel like a track star for a bit. :)
I am really enjoying my second time though the TCI program thus far. Last time it was all about adjusting to the form changes and getting used to running a little slower during most of my easy runs. This time, I have really been able to focus on the bigger picture. Instead of just trying to make sure I land on the forefoot and get my cadence down, I can really tune in to the entire form (stability, consistency, and…Continue