August 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Christopher McDougall on The Daily Show

Here's a link to Christopher McDougall on The Daily Show last night:

Added by Joan Laughlin on August 19, 2009 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Running to See What's Around the Corner

I'm seven weeks out from my race. Last week proved to be the most frustrating week of training I've experienced in a long time. Two bad runs in a row left me very unexcited about getting out of bed Saturday for my 18 miles. My bad runs came from my total inability to stay in any sort of desired heart range, a rarity since I started Eric's program. I had no desire to spend many hours running and fighting to stay in range, so I decided if I was going to do 18 miles, I'd focus on running and worry… Continue

Added by Britt Raybould on August 17, 2009 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

Week 14 of the 100 Mile Plan Completed

Eric, I'm still hanging in there and no major problems. Week 12, 13, and 14 has been tough in terms of mental toughness and really feeling exhausted. It feels like my body is being weighted down, but I know this is just to prepare the body to be able to deal with the last 30 miles of the race. Actually, looking at the plan, I've broken everything down and realized I only have 3 more tough weekends. There's a 35 miler this weekend, then a 50, then a 20 miler followed by a 30 miler. Once I can… Continue

Added by Thomas Orf on August 17, 2009 at 8:17pm — No Comments

You're way tougher than you think you are

I have really enjoyed learning from others on this site and I appreciate the "journal" type entries that Thomas, Dustin, Keith, Space Girl and others have posted. I thought I'd post a quick one.

In the May, 2005 issue of Men's Journal, Eric noted that, "The brain tends to be overprotective of the body." This is me. My biggest fear has been over-reaching and getting injured. I've had a few experiences in the past where I've started to train very intensely and got… Continue

Added by David Szymanski on August 15, 2009 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

Mojo Run - Support Dustin's Run Journey

“He didn’t even look tired! It’s like he was just…having fun!” – Born to Run (pg 103).

I like to think of Mojo as being magic. But magic just doesn’t happen, you must put yourself “out there” and challenge the norm and what is possible. This often times creates fear, which is natural, but Mojo happens when we look beyond the fear and ACT on it. Dustin's Got Mojo!

In recognition of Dustin… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on August 14, 2009 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment Continue

Added by Ed Liebowitz on August 13, 2009 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Longest week...ever.

Five days.

That's pretty much all I can muster. This is crazy. I can't wait.

Added by Dustin Hucks on August 10, 2009 at 11:55pm — 5 Comments

ultra runners are the hardcore spiritual yogis of the twenty first century

I'm not the kind of person that says something like this but i just finished reading "Born to Run" and, quite simply, it has changed my life. I could probably write a book on why that is. "Born to Run" is powerful on so many levels. Anyway I am recommending it to everyone I know whether or not they are runners. I believe Christopher McDougall when he says that ultra runners are America's hope for the future.

I came across the book serendipitously. I had started training at the beginning of… Continue

Added by Joan Laughlin on August 5, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

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