When I think of the Rocky Ridge Half Marathon, I remember the words of Wesley (aka the Dread Pirate Roberts) to Prince Humperdink in the movie version of The Princess Bride.
Wrong! Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that thing,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means.…Continue
So what started as a conversation between my wife and I over dinner way back in the depths of winter, came to fruition in mid September with me flying 6,000 odd miles from UK to Wyoming to attend one of Eric Orton’s mountain running academy training camps. As in his book the story began as “You In Glorious Jackson Hole” with Eric meeting me at the airport and shuttling me to the Teton mountain village which would be base for the next 3 days.…Continue
I had no plans to do a 100 this year. 2 years of Leadville training and finishes, kinda finished me on the hundred mi distance for what I felt like would be a year or two. Last year my goal was to complete all of the US Skyrunning Ultra races. I did all but one, mostly high altitude, all very difficult courses. I fell in love with mountains and the 50 -100k…Continue
News from Geneva. I have now 1.5 year followed the "Eric Orton" exercises and I run 2-3 times a week. I have slowly (extremely) increased my kilometers and I am now running 10 km 2-3 times a week. I stopped last autumn 6 weeks running because I had pain like inside the calf bone of my left leg. I never found out what is was. Just to say 3-4 months ago it all came together and it feels light to run, natural, athletic. When I come home from my runs it feels like I could easily run another 10…Continue
This was the fifth running of Brazen Racing's Bear Creek Half Marathon and my third time to tackle it. Though this year was unlike the past two years in that my Suunto recorded a max temperature of 97 F / 36 C at one point.
The race starts off at the entrance to Briones Regional Park and meanders through the park for about 13.5 miles / 22km and climbs approximately 3000ft / 986m. We were all smiles, but the temps were already uncomfortable at the 8am start for the half marathon.…Continue
This race takes place North of Utah’s Zion and Bryce canyons, in the seemingly remote and beautiful Tushar Mts. I had never heard of this range prior to signing up. I completed most of the US Skyrunning ultra races last year and fell in love with racing these types of courses. I have had the opportunity to see more and cover more terrain in 1 day than most will see in a lifetime. I am blessed. Because of the love and support of my husband and children I made it to this…Continue
This was the 46th running of the Double Dipsea, and the second time for me. I ran it last year when Brazen Racing co-hosted the event with founding organization, the Dolphin South End Runners. The actual course is 14.2 miles / 23 km and involves a climb of 4500ft / 1372m. It’s an age handicapped race, so the 80 year olds start at 8am and the rest of the runners go out in waves, with men age 39 and under taking off at 9:01am. I’m not a fast runner, so my time last year was 4hr…Continue
I put in a nice and easy 10 miles today. The trails and mountain canyons are still packed with snow, so this time of year we get days like today, snow, rain, hail, sleet, sunshine, calm, wind, etc. So I used the radar to pick the best weather window and hit the bike path south of town and ran along the snake river for a while.
This is a fairly hilly course and the…Continue
I was feeling really good going into this race. Very nervous, but good. This would be my first race of the year, my first race after a few months of living and training at higher elevation. I was anxious to see how my racing would change, if I would feel different. I remember thinking when I ran Leadville in 2012, “someday I want to be able to run UP mountains” I was frustrated because all of my uphill “running” in the mountains reduced me to a slow hike. I could not…Continue
In February of this year, my treadmill broke. I felt I had no option but to begin outdoor running.
The day before my 62nd birthday, I ran my first 10K (April 7, 2015) with my running group at Elk Lake Park (I'm in the back). And I've entered in my first 5K event in May.
I am very grateful to Eric Orten for his book! I'm working out now of the slant board and just started with the Fitball.
It's been six days since finishing my first trail marathon and I'm starting to come out of the fog of recovery.
I ran the Free State Trail marathon in Lawrence, Kansas. It rained from the moment the RD shouted "Go!". The trail was slop by halfway through.
But that's not the point of this little post. I'll have a race write up sometime soon and post the link to it.
What I wanted to share is that I finally completed Eric's marathon plan. I purchased it about 2 years ago…Continue
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-->Drop 5 minutes on my next 5K in September 2015.
After running my first SM this month, I realize that running long distances (for me 20K+ are long distances!) is way less scary than trying to become a faster runner. I know I have the will-power to handle long trecks in the mountains (12 hour+ days over a week, for example), but I've never attempted to develop power, focusing only on endurance.
My shame-gremlins are grumbling really loud at the moment : "What can…Continue
First of all, let me say that I only got the nerve to sign up to this race because Eric wrote on page 130 of TCI that after going through the foundation program, I would be ready! I don't think I would have dared to attempt this on my own.
But ever since I first heard about this race, it had me mesmerized. This 22 km "half" marathon leaves downtown Grenoble and heads South for the first 5 km. Then there is a 5 km, 280 meters vertical ascent up one of the hills (pre-Alps actually) that…Continue
This is my second time through the TCI program. Last year, I focused mainly on transitioning to the forefoot strike and my form in general. I find that I am benefiting even more this season having already gone through the program once before.
I completed my 1-mile retest yesterday and was 55 seconds faster than I was when I tested at the beginning of this training period! That was in 20 mph winds also. When I started my training I wasn't sure how feasible my personal 5K goal was, but…Continue