February 2013 Blog Posts (6)

technical difficulties...

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 4:59pm — 2 Comments

bear chase...not beer chase

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…

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Added by Lori Enlow on February 23, 2013 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Lost my mind

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 6:57am — No Comments

Good day

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 6:07pm — No Comments

hard day's work

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 1:23pm — 1 Comment

Ahhhhhhh

Snuck in another daylight lunch run (normally weekday runs are 4:30am darkness). 50 degrees-NOT typical. Tank top and shorts, nice breeze, sun peeping through trees on white pasty arms and legs-blinded a few drivers I'm sure! Birds chirping. Even little bit of green grass. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!! Even the not-quite six pack of dogs seemed less interested in me playing on their farm-they only required on rock-launch instead of five.

Added by Lori Enlow on February 5, 2013 at 6:19am — 2 Comments

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