Tomorrow I get to explore the space between the platform and the bar. I was afraid of that space 25 years ago. Now I can't wait to feel it.
Added by Lori Enlow on April 14, 2013 at 9:21am —
I actuallly believe I can execute this plan. Regardless of the outcome, I am thrilled with the confidence I have, with the ability to visualize and REALLY feel it. I can SEE it. The first time I "saw it" was at Snake Run. I have that same feeling...that it's possible...not knowing whether or not I'll get "the prize"-the time goal I am shooting for, but certain about my plan and the possibility. It's gonna be a blast to paint this picture.
Added by Lori Enlow on April 13, 2013 at 6:40pm —
Added by Lori Enlow on April 13, 2013 at 6:11pm —
Many people ask me what is "The Cool Impossible?" or "What does it mean?"
I like to say, "The Cool Impossible is a goal pursued by dreaming beyond fear and living beyond limits." But ultimately, The Cool Impossible is an attitude, a philosophy, a mindset, and most important, the individual affect it has on someone. And many times, this creates an outcome that is… Continue
Added by Eric Orton on April 8, 2013 at 7:30pm —
Holy cow, I've been a runner for more than a year.
Way back, I'd imagined that my 52-week blog post would have been a big event; a romantic retrospective of a year's progression from a complete novice to actually calling myself a capital-R 'Runner'. In my mind's eye, I'd write about all the lessons I've learned - all the recovery methods tried, all the nipples chafed, all the sunsets seen and distances covered... in reality, I've spent the ten weeks since my last… Continue
Added by Ben Brewer on April 4, 2013 at 3:18am —
This is what the new 40 looks like. She is healthier and feels better than she did at 30.
Added by Lori Enlow on March 30, 2013 at 9:19pm —
Trail tested the B2R trail prototypes today...Had a blast! Check out the pics! Feel just as good as the road version, no slipping while climbing up the steep sandy trail, good grip on wobbly rocks, can feel the ground...but not those pesky sharp little rocks! And they match my favorite running outfit!
Added by Lori Enlow on March 30, 2013 at 9:15pm —
Jump, reach, fly. Revel in the space between the board and the bar.
Added by Lori Enlow on March 29, 2013 at 9:23pm —
When I was 15 I went to summer camp. We had a ropes course. I climbed a 50 foot pole with a 12" platform. It swayed in the wind. There was a trapeze, just out of grip reach, just close enough to touch with my fingers. I would have to unclench my grip on the ropes that were clipped to my waist and reach out and jump. jump..not knowing what the outcome would be. I focused so hard on how to grab that bar...on the outcome. On how to make it happen. I was afraid. I finally jumped...and… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on March 29, 2013 at 8:28pm —
Starting to visualize my cool impossible for Boston. Nervous excitement? or just nervous? 3:29, that...or less is what I want to see on the clock when I cross the finish at Boston. Just typing that sends butterflies up my chest and into my throat. Is it possible? I don’t know for sure...since I think it might be possible it’s time to stop fretting, calculating paces, splits, looking at past performances, workouts, heart rates and just start visualizing. Can I see 3:29 as possible...more… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on March 28, 2013 at 2:26pm —
I was perusing a running journal and ran across an article on a lady my age who runs marathons finishing nearly an hour faster than I hope to finish at Boston. The title of the article was "Mindset of a Champion". 4 pages and photos of a masters female athlete. The article ended with her commenting on when she'd know she was done running. She said, "There's going to be a day when I wake up and I'll pack up my shoes and I'll be done." She went on, "My kids don't want me to stop, but I've told… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on March 22, 2013 at 12:20pm —
Here's what happens when you let go of expectations and explore the possibilities....or as some might say..."demand the impossible"?! First female finisher and broke female course record. Who'da thunk it possible a couple years ago? Not me. Happy girl with race director.… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on March 18, 2013 at 7:30pm —
Starting to think more about Boston. My goal last year this time was to qualify for Boston at the OKC Marathon. It's the only marathon I have ever run. I did it and qualified (juuust barely!!). I've run quite a few trail ultra distances now and lots of little 5k-15ks on road over the years, but the marathon is daunting to me. It's a weird distance for me and an awkward challenge. It's all road and long, but not ultra long and not on trail or undulating, hilly dirt roads. I've kinda ignored… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on March 6, 2013 at 9:50am —
Decided my run today would be out at Western Hills. Lots of small rolling hills and pretty scenery to distract me from being nervous about how hard I anticipated today's speed intervals were gonna be. I'd be running near 90 minutes before ever starting the speed work. I also knew my legs were already a little tired from a busier running week. What I do know about Western Hills is that there are plenty of bathrooms in case Avery's stomach bug decided to take hold of me. That was comforting.… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on March 2, 2013 at 3:24pm —
Have any of your athletes had this? I am dealing with it in my left leg and really want to start training again. Any ideas or suggestions on how to treat?
Added by Richard McGaha on March 1, 2013 at 11:39am —
I like to pretend I am a type B personality...don't snort laugh...but really...yes...I know..I am a type A, or at least I revert very quickly to type A when stressed. Actually maybe even a type A+. This week is a harder running week. Higher volume, more intense speed work. Much of my training is heart rate based....enter technology and my subsequent decent into a psychotic fit about an hour in to my hour and a half run. Today's run? warm up, get into a zone range and stay there for about an… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on February 27, 2013 at 5:59pm —
I had a longer speed interval to do today, 20 minute warm up then a pace I wasn't sure I could hold for a full 60 minutes. I've held that pace...barely...in a race scenerio. I've held that pace for shorter distances on road..I've held faster paces on a nice flat soft track-shorte distances though. So yesterday i spent much time pondering and plotting a course...of course trying to make it as flat as possible on road! Although Tahlequah is not particularly hilly, it is not particularly flat… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on February 23, 2013 at 12:29pm —
A little more than halfway serious and a little concerned for my own sanity, I mentioned "I'm almost 40 and I'm daydreaming about running in wild places, I think I've lost my mind". My friend responded, "You haven't lost your mind, you just outran it". I like that.
Added by Lori Enlow on February 21, 2013 at 7:57am —
You know I've had a fun day when I take a zillion pictures. Back at Ouachita Trail. Had a playful 3 hour jaunt. Maybe it's the Cherokee in me, but I feel such a connection to those Mountains and that trail. I do believe God gives the mountains spirits and I feel hers every time I'm out there...I'm weird, i know. No need to fill me in on that fact. Sometimes I don't like her much as she gently reminds me who'se bigger and who'se in charge, Who has the lessons to teach and who has the lessons to… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on February 16, 2013 at 7:07pm —
Today was speed intervals. Ouch. But gooood brain and body work! I was supposed to get into a high heart rate zone and maintain it for 3 sets of 10 minutes each. It is a heart rate zone I don't particularly like. It is that almost too hard place where you start to panic thinking you are going to fall apart if you go just 1 beat per minute higher for any longer and not sure you can stay there for the full interval. Well of course the first interval I felt panicky, able to maintain, but wondering… Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on February 8, 2013 at 2:23pm —