I have ran up my first hill, granted it is only a very small hill but it was quite steep and I made it to the top without ending in a heap. So I was really pleased with myself on the drive back home. This tiny bit of elation was very short lived though, as the following week I came down with some germ that hung around for a week and put running off the agenda. I even lost my voice, which I must admit my Husband was probably really pleased about, but he was kind enough not to say…Continue
Added by Emma Setterfield on May 30, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments
Added by Lori Enlow on May 30, 2013 at 7:03am — No Comments
AND....drumroll please...... she is running up to 4 miles at a time! She is curing her own diabetes and high blood pressure. We are rolling back and maybe..who knows...someday soon get to stop those medications.... you know... the ones the drug companies would have patients…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on May 29, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments
People run for all reasons, ranging from purely fitness, to racing, to adventure experiences, and travel. I am fortunate enough to live near epic, worldclass mountain running in the Tetons of Jackson Hole. The great thing about living here is the access I have to these mountains. I also have the opportunity to travel to many great places to run and many of the adventures that stick out in my mind are the ones that flew under the radar and were not expected. Places that might get over…Continue
Added by Eric Orton on May 28, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments
with trail running! I have pretty much been a road runner for over 20 years. Since I have decided to run a 50k trail race in October, I figured it would be a good idea to start running on trails. I'm lucky to be only about 20 minutes away from the US White Water Center, so I drove up there Sunday morning to try out the trails. I took my first few steps and fell COMPLETELY in love!! I've always been an avid backpacker, so I love being on trails, and during my run I kept asking myself why in…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on May 27, 2013 at 8:55pm — No Comments
Here's some pics of the new pack. Fits great on first try for a small frame. light and comfortable...it outghta be..it's expensive..around $115-$130. Over the next couple weeks will hit the trails with it for longer runs and let ya know what I think. My previous pack was an Ultimate Direction Wisp...awesome, but I'm wanting to try one that has a front pocket for a water bottle. I'm trying to use handhelds on shorter ultras. I'm still not used to hand-helds....getting there and can now…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on May 25, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Wow. I'm really starting to get it. I get what Eric is talking about. I feel what Eric is talking about. Now, the distances I'm going to share with you aren't awe-inspiring or anything like that, but its the "A-ha" moment for me that prompts me to write about my running this past weekend. So... with a little encouragement from Lori, I've decided to train for a 50K. Its brought a whole new level of excitement and nervousness to my running.…Continue
I was pretty sure my face was going to melt off today. You know, like the guy in Indiana Jones at the end of the movie when he looked at the Ark of the Covenant. That's how I felt at one point today. Needless to say this drama queen is struggling a bit with the sudden heat wave we are experiencing. Got pretty nauseated during speed work yesterday and hit the trails this morning with the same. I knew I had near 3 hours of running on the agenda. After 30 minutes I called it quits. Mild - mod…Continue
So, I am now up to a 7 minute run/1 minute walk for 40 minutes, and moving on to 9 minutes run/1 minute walk for 40 minutes tomorrow. The running is moving forward and I am now actually really enjoying it. Especially the trail runs across The Chase, which are absolutely wonderful. I can't believe that people run with earphones in, when the sound of nature is all around them. Can't wait until I am in the mountains.
I am also the proud owner a pair of off-road running shoes, a running…
Added by Emma Setterfield on May 16, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments
And so it begins...
It has been 18 months since my last challenge, which was The Scotland Coast to Coast hosted by The Rat Race, and now I am ready for a new one. So at the end of March I started looking, and fell on the Mountain Marathon, generally a two day event running in the mountains, visiting control points along the way.
This was all very well, but I have a fear of bogs, heights and the dark, not to mention the fact that I haven’t run in those last 18 months so my…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on May 13, 2013 at 7:24am — No Comments
Ok, people. I have mostly been lurking around Eric's site, reading all the great posts from people, an occassional comment/like. It's time for me to be more involved. I have been a runner for 21 years, running lots of 5k's and 10k's and one marathon. I read BTR about 18 months ago and it set me on fire! I have such a renewed love for running- its taken me out of a routine/rut! I've been running in minimalist shoes for 14-15 months, slowly increasing my distance. I run anywhere from 18-30…Continue
My name is Rich and I have been a part of Eric's site for a long time. Recently I was having trouble with tightness at the front of my calf, just outside of my shin bone. After trips to the doc etc, I am now doing physical therapy. What is interesting is what the PT told me and what he is having me do. He told me that strength and balance are two of the most important things that runners need and that proper form is crucial to running injury free. To that end he…Continue
Added by Richard McGaha on May 8, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments
I can't really properly describe how I feel about myself now, because I'm not entirely sure I know. On Sunday I ran 44 miles, finding some very good things within myself along the way, but I still don't think it's properly sunk in.
As I've mentioned in previous posts, I ran around 27 miles to the start line of a new local race, a 17-mile cross country called the Hartland Hartbreaker. I was feeling not so much nervous as…Continue