Hi it Pam Reed. I am an ultra runner and race director. Wanted to invite you all to the 4th year running of the Jackson Hole Half Marathon and the 1st year for the Teton Marathon. I am working with Josh Melver in putting this race on and we are so excited to be permitted to run a bit in the Grand Teton National Park. The race is Sat June 16th. Both courses are a net downhill and you will get some beautiful views and if we are lucky the Buffalo will be out in the park and that would be…Continue
Added by Pam Reed on April 28, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments
I am contemplating signing up for the 6 week beginning training program. If you've done this training can you tell me your thoughts on it? I'd love to hear what folks think about the program. I am not an experienced runner but feel great when I do it.
I'm excited--and I can't seem to stop being excited. I ran the 5k eeeaaarly (for me, ya'll runners are perky ones at 7am on a brisk Spring morning!) on Saturday morning. My expectations were tempered: I knew that physically I could run the mileage, I was worried about mentally though. Could I not talk myself out of doing well, could I avoid getting defeated by the other, faster, more experienced, runners?
The answer turned out to be yes, I can. I ran my own race, I…Continue
Well... after last week's barefoot escapade, my Fivefingers arrived earlier this week :)
I'm still breaking them in (or breaking myself in, more like it) and probably ran a bit too far in them the first time I tried them out, but otherwise all good. After enjoying running barefoot as much as I did, it's nice to have kind of just eliminated the whole 'pain from battering your feet against rough terrain' bit, while still being 'forced' to run properly by the lack of…Continue
Added by Ben Brewer on April 22, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments
Well, there's no getting out of it now. I've paid my money, done my training (which involved a lot of cycling) and the race is tomorrow morning! Let's see if I've learned anything. Wish me luck. (c:
Well it was race time on Saturday for my first ever 50 mile attempt and I woke up to the worst snow storm and could not believe my eyes. There was heavy snow falling and on our way to the race there were cars stuck on the road and traffic jams and loads of tress fallen across the road. When I got to the race they then said they had to delay it for 2 hours as they had to clear the track from trees. We were also concerend about the amount of wet snow that was dropping out of the…Continue
This week I've been for a couple of 10km runs and learned a bit, I think.
Although I'm not exactly aiming at becoming a solely barefoot runner, I figured I'd try and work some barefoot miles into my routine to try and force myself into running the right way. I've been struggling to nail a comfortable forefoot strike (I think I've been naturally running with a midfoot strike, not exactly a full-blown clonking heel strike) and since I haven't been running properly for a huge…Continue
Added by Ben Brewer on April 15, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments
After nailing my first 10k last week, it turns out a friend of mine is also considering entering a local 10k race next month; I asked him if he wanted to take a trial run and managed to rope in another of our friends too.
On the plus side, running socially was great fun - we managed to set a good pace that we were all happy with and could still hold a conversation (so, I hear, we had it about right..?). On the middle of the good and bad side, I felt like out of the three of us, I…Continue
Added by Ben Brewer on April 9, 2012 at 4:58pm — No Comments
18 days and I'm going to be running an official 5k. I know it's only 3.1 miles. I know I've technically already run that far. But this is the first all-running event I've ever done. What's more, like so many others out there, at this time last year, if you'd told me I'd be running anything...away from a bear, to the store, around a track...I would have told you you were crazy. What a difference a book, some discipline, time and the insatiable "what if" curiosity bug can make! I'm…Continue
Today I ran home from work, which is just shy of 10km. Never run that far (properly) before, it took about 45 minutes. Physically, the insides of my calves feel pretty done in and I'm not sure how much actually walking/standing upright I'll be able to do tomorrow, but mentally I'm feeling really pleased with myself. I've been stretching out as much as possible and if I'm not too bad over the next couple of days I'm going to start running back from work more often.
We've been fortunate to have some lovely weather here in Lawrence, KS. Spring is here and so are the inaccurately named June bugs.
I'm in the final stretch before my road race next week. In preparation, I've done nearly all my mileage on that cruel mistress, asphalt, in the hopes that I'll be extra speedy. Unfortunately, all city and no nature mileage makes Melinda a dull girl. Perhaps it was a little Caballo Blanco melancholy, hard to say but I just wasn't in the mood to share the…Continue