Lori Enlow's Blog – August 2013 Archive (9)

What's next???

Well of course it's not even 2 weeks since Leadville and I'm already thinking about next year. Thinking I want to do an international event. Zeroing in on a couple....these would be way harder than anything I've done, and in a foreign country. So of course how do I think about which one to do?  Well of course I start by looking at the distance....can I go that far?  Narrow the list down a little. Look at the elevation...hmm...can I  tolerate going that high?....narrow it down more. Look at…


Added by Lori Enlow on August 28, 2013 at 10:20pm — 2 Comments

The ultrarunner's post race psychosis!

Ok, so I've blogged about my race experience, and really this post has nothing to do with running, so be forewarned. ....It does however provide some interesting, or at the very least, maybe entertaining insight into the mind of 1 ultra runner post 100 mile race.

So my journey did not end at 100 miles, the end of the race was the beginning of anothter journey that would land me 15 hours later in a hotel in Anchorage Alaska wondering if I was just stuck in a dream....

I… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on August 26, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

The trail.....

After the race I saw this picture of me. It caused a flood of emotion.

There I was wrapped in my Cherokee blanket at the start...feeling cloaked in the love of my family, friends, colleagues, patients, and I suddenly remembered my ancestors who walked the trail. I wondered what they would think of my journey. Maybe I thought of them more because this year my race was marked by significant pain. Maybe I thought of them more because of the conversations my husband and I have had about…


Added by Lori Enlow on August 20, 2013 at 11:54pm — No Comments

2013 Leadville Trail 100 race report..

Wow...where to begin....as I am 11 hours post race and sit on a flight to Alaska for work. 1 hour of very fitful sleep under my belt since before race start. I actually woke myself up with  legs trying to run. Scared the bejeebers out of me! I nearly jumped straight out of bed in a dead bolt! For about 3 days I will dream about running the Leadville trail, it's just part of me processing the race in my sleep...so here was my race....

Spent a week at altitude to try and acclimate…


Added by Lori Enlow on August 20, 2013 at 9:43pm — 3 Comments

Leadville race ready!

Well, months and months of training done. "Hay is in the barn" as coach would say. Race meeting over, drop bags dropped off. Now just eat sleep and run at 4am! I feel much better this year, know the course, know my plan, feel as prepared as I can be. So nice to feel like all I have to do is run. Everything else is programmed in my brain, in my crew's brain...and..well..…


Added by Lori Enlow on August 16, 2013 at 3:48pm — 1 Comment

Acclimating in Leadville

Breathing the high mountain air,…


Added by Lori Enlow on August 11, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

Quote o the day...

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.” – Maurice Greene (attributed to Roger Bannister shortly after running the first sub-4 mile)

Added by Lori Enlow on August 8, 2013 at 6:55am — 1 Comment

Wake me up...

Avicii – Wake Me Up

Check out the song....the video is pretty cool too

Except instead of ...."They tell me I'm too young to understand..." I feel like, "They tell me I'm old enough to know better".

With 2 weeks to the race I've been training for all year, this is the point where I get pretty self absorbed, think lots about running, racing, life and everything seems too apply to what i'm thinking,…


Added by Lori Enlow on August 4, 2013 at 2:36pm — 8 Comments

Splish splash I was takin' a bath....


Added by Lori Enlow on August 3, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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