October 2009 Blog Posts (5)

My First 100 Completion Summary

Let me first say that the race was difficult, even with all the training. It was much harder than I anticipated. I figured since I had done the training, and did it to the "T", then the 100 miles wouldn't be that difficult, but was I ever wrong. I didn't really train for my first attempt, so I chalked up all the pain and agony I went through to my lack of training. Now that I was trained, I certainly didn't expect to go through any hard times, and for the most part, things would be failry easy,… Continue

Added by Thomas Orf on October 18, 2009 at 6:36pm — 3 Comments

First Race, First 5K

I started running in June at the age of 43, with no athletic training ever. Today I ran my first race, the Dallas Race for the Cure, in 35:36, and if the directors hadn't closed off the starting line from the finish, I could have run it again because I was feeling so good and happy. I wasn't fast, but I did complete the race and squeaked in under my goal time.

I noticed a couple of things as I ran. First of all, a lot of people have purely terrible form. And those that I noticed with… Continue

Added by Shawna Kennedy on October 17, 2009 at 10:38am — 4 Comments

Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon training blog

After 2.5 years of mixed training for marathons, triathlons and ironman events I have decided to actually follow a plan. I subscribed to Erics 20 week Ultra plan and am due to start on Monday 19th October 2009. I am currently on a rest week after smashing my PB for the marathon by 25 mins and finishing in 3.51.

I read and then re-read the fabulous book Born to Run and was so inspired by it that I started to run barefoot a little at a time, just 1 mile to begin with. I then found my… Continue

Added by Kevin O'Rourke on October 17, 2009 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

100 Mile... Ready or not, here I come!

I have my 2nd 100 mile attempt this Saturday. I failed my first attempt, only making it to mile 76. Two things are different now, than before. I now have Eric, and his training. I'm getting excited.

Eric, I hope I can do you and your training the proper justice it deserves by bringing home a finishers buckle. Thanks again for all you've done for me.

My marathon coach and friend, Shaughn, rented me a GPS device from, www.myathletegps.com, for me that I will be wearing, and… Continue

Added by Thomas Orf on October 7, 2009 at 9:02pm — 11 Comments

Update on Dustin's Run

Hi Everyone - Here is a quick video press release detailing the latest on Dustin's run from California to Texas.

Press Video

Added by Eric Orton on October 6, 2009 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

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