Lori Enlow's Blog – September 2013 Archive (3)

Flatrock 25K race report

This is the second 25k I've ever done. Last one was a year ago at Pumpkin Holler. I nearly blew up then. I went out too fast trying to keep up with the lead females and as I struggled and fell further and further behind I fought harder and slowed more. I struggle with pacing, with trusting my ability, and running my own race early on.

Today was different. I held back early on, letting the lead female go. I watched only my heart rate and not red lining it. I worried that I felt too… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on September 28, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

1 mile test...insert sirens, crash and burn sound effects!

It wasn't pretty and I knew it wouldn't be at 1 minute. Goal? Under 6:00... actual..6:19. Went out like a crazy woman. At one minute I was averaging a 4:58...oops. Then came the most painful 3 laps of my life! The only thing that kept me from quitting was the thought of having to do it again. As I lay flat on my back on the track looking at the stars (passerbys giving me strange looks), I realized, any day this 40 year old mother of 3 can get up at 4 something am and go bust it out on a track… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on September 24, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments

next cool impossible

Tor Des Geants. It's a 330 kilometer (206 mi) endurance run traversing the Italian Alps. Up and down and up and down ;)

24,000 meters (78,000 ft) of climbing.

So why, why this one? I don't know....I just know....ya know? There used something inside of me that just knows. I have no frame of reference to be able give a really logical reason, or provide a long resume of experience to prove (mainly to family and friends) that I am competent to undertake such a feat. Shit, they all… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on September 2, 2013 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

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