August 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Leadville 100 Race Report

In short, I had a good, but not terrific day.  I am looking forward to taking another shot at sub-25 hours someday.

Added by Andrew Wellman on August 27, 2012 at 2:15pm — 7 Comments

Return to running not quite as smooth as I hoped

I ran cross country in the Ozark mountains of NW Arkansas from 5th grade through high school in the 70s through 85 when I left for college and work.  From 95 to current I have cycled road and MTB competitively.  IN 2008 I was training in Houston for the Houston marathon in 2009 and came back from a week in San Diego running with crazy knee pains.  The ortho said my patella bone was not in the groove.  Now in 2012 I am trying again here in San Antonio.  I really love running even more than…


Added by Jimm Schroeder on August 27, 2012 at 8:58am — 3 Comments

What I learned at Leadville

Starting to sort out some of the things I learned at Leadville. One thing I learned...when you think you're done, you're not. I learned there really is, I believe, a well inside each of us that doesn't dry up. We, or I guess i should say I was afraid that I would dig deep and come up empty handed. What if there was nothing there to draw from. That fear has caused me at times to avoid pushing myself to the point where I might need to draw upon that well. What would happen if I came up empty… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on August 24, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

What's next guys?

Ok, so I'm starting to come back to life after Leadville.  Struggled with some pretty significant fatigue and nausea this week, but starting to perk up again and wondering what's next?  Any suggestions for my goal for 2013?

Added by Lori Enlow on August 24, 2012 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

Great Pre-Race Tips

1.  Know were your fitness level is for that particular race and don't let success or failure of one particular race define who you are as an athlete.

2.  Visualization.  In my case I right a story of how I want the race to go.  Work through your anxiety triggers before the race and how you will deal with them.

3.  Don't worry about the outcome.  Stay focus on the present and do the things that you know you can control.

4. Have fun.

Added by Margot W on August 22, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Lori's Leadville 100 mi experience

Wow, what a day!  I am humbled and honored. I gave this race all of me, everything I had at every moment, and these Colorado mountains gave me so much more, including granting me the reward of finishing this race. Over 800 people picked…


Added by Lori Enlow on August 20, 2012 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

Week 21

Night-time running rules. On Saturday night/early Sunday morning, I went for my second night-time run, this time with my brother. He's only just starting to run longer distances, but he's definitely got the right attitude - I guess that's more important when I need to persuade him that a 3am start for a 30km run to the beach and back might be fun.

After loading up on coffee and toast, we set out along the same route that I went on my last night-time jaunt; past the clubs as…


Added by Ben Brewer on August 20, 2012 at 4:43am — No Comments


I've always been fighting.  Fighting for something, fighting against something, fighting through something.  That's where I thought I drew strength. It was empowering--when it was successful.  But either way it was/is fatiguing.  And when I couldn't fight through I felt a sense of failure and frustration/disappointment.  I applied thos to running as well of course! I'm finally starting to understand how to let things come to me.  How to accept, incorporate and use it.  having young kids I get… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on August 14, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Streets of Leasville

Ran the streets of Leadville today....and running never felt so good.

Added by Lori Enlow on August 14, 2012 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

Week 20

Today is a good day. I've been out for about a week with some tendonitis on the top of my right foot, but yesterday was the first day with no pain and so today was the first day out running. I went out for a hilly 10k (apparently with a category 4 and category 5 climb thrown in, but who's counting?) and I got it.

Since I haven't been able to go out, you know, actually running this week, I've been thinking a lot about it. Watching technique videos, reading all of you…


Added by Ben Brewer on August 11, 2012 at 12:02pm — 3 Comments

The otter?!

So my conversation with coach Eric began with me e-mailing him teasing about my "tapering" before Leadville.  Tapering is tough.  It's a week before my big race, we have cut my running waaaay down, and I am forced to delve more into the mental aspect of this race, not that my brain hasn't been going through it's own training over the past year, but my mind is getting honed right now. The rate at which I am processing the mental aspects of running Leadville is dizzying, frustrating,…


Added by Lori Enlow on August 11, 2012 at 12:37am — No Comments

humbled and honored

Wow, what a day.  This day began with my heart filled with fear and anxiety. It ended with my heart full and overflowing. I am a very honored and humbled....and tired me.  Yesterday and today every fiber of my being wanted to flee.  I found out my colleagues were planning an elaborate send off for me involving health directors, medical directors, tribal chief, Cherokee Nation Marshal escorts, etc.  As many of you know I am headed to Leadville for the Leadville trail 100 race next Saturday. …


Added by Lori Enlow on August 10, 2012 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments

Learning to Run Again!

Close your eyes and crank it up and let me know how you plan to challenge your running in a NEW way this weekend. 


Added by Eric Orton on August 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

Continuing Leg Pain Concern

A few days ago I posted about a leg pain I have on both sides of both legs. Coach Orton explained to me what this could be and is as follows:

Comment by Eric Orton on Friday

"these are most likely your stabilizing muscles and just like your calves, should calm down after some conditioning. …


Added by Alberto M. Lugo Jr. on August 8, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Week 19

So, is anyone else enjoying the chance to watch how a load of other people run, watching the Olympic marathon?

Since the last time I wrote a blog post, I've luckily managed to avoid destroying my big toe from it dragging underneath my foot (any tips on any specific thing I might be able to do to avoid that would still be very appreciated!) and gradually been creating more consistency in the distances I'm running each week. I'm now running around 30km most Sundays, with a couple of…


Added by Ben Brewer on August 5, 2012 at 6:21am — No Comments

Leg pain/discomfort concern

I've been applying the techniques from Eric's Drill and technique video. Calves were on fire for a while and then conditioned and felt fine but now i have pain on both sides of my legs about lower calve section on both legs. ideas of what's going on and what to do about it?? thx!

Added by Alberto M. Lugo Jr. on August 2, 2012 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

Under 25 hours

So with my "breakthrough" the other day...sitting down and plotting times, I ended up with a 29 hour Leadville finish. 30 hours is the cut-off. I sent that to Eric and his response was, "What do you WANT?" ...."What is your impossible?". The answer came quickly from within. "I want under 25 hours". You are considered "special" if you finish under 25 hrs. Now that I've decided that is my goal, I have a new sense of determination. I have a sense that I CAN do this. I wanted my coach, or… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on August 2, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

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