November 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Dallas Turkey Trot

I was one of approximately 37K runners/walkers taking part in the Dallas Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. In spite of the way the return to Standard Time has adversely affected my running schedule, I finished the 5K in 35:07, about half a minute faster than I ran the Race for the Cure. Happy me! Although I didn't check out the feet of all 37K trotters, I was, as far as I could tell, the only person out there in FiveFingers. Being one of the few (only?) people running in FiveFingers had an… Continue

Added by Shawna Kennedy on November 28, 2009 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

My First 50K Trail Race

On Nov. 7, I ended Eric’s 20-week trail marathon-training program, which culminated in running the Rocky Raccoon 50k trail race and I wanted to say THANKS Eric! The course was much tougher than I had anticipated, more hills with sandy trails and LOTS of roots. Most of my training was done on less hilly gravel and asphalt roads and trails, so my training runs were quite different than the racecourse. That said I am very happy with my results.

I finished the race in 5:45, which placed… Continue

Added by Robert Wagner on November 12, 2009 at 3:08pm — 2 Comments

Training With Eric - Custom Camp in the Snow!

I just concluded my last Run Camp of the year and thought I would post a few pictures. You never know what Mother Nature will throw at you in the mountains, especially in October. Eliza and Kate flew in from The Bay area for a 2 day custom run camp and we had a great time. The weather was rainy, snowy, sunny, and cold - but Kate and Eliza had a great adventurous spirit and we made the best of the weather.

Our plan was to have breakfast and then hit the strength training facility to… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on November 9, 2009 at 9:34pm — 3 Comments

Run and Dinner with Caballo

Caballo Blanco has been here in Austin at least for the past 3 days. On Monday, he was going to be out running and people could come run with him. There was about 18 people and we ran about 5 miles. Afterwards, we went and had dinner with Caballo at one of Austin's iconic mexican places, Chuys. I got to sit next to Caballo during dinner and it was great. I heard lots of good stories. It was really an awesome night. I felt like I was with a rockstar.

Caballo was totally down to earth… Continue

Added by Thomas Orf on November 4, 2009 at 8:15pm — 4 Comments

my first x race!(2009 x-trail asics)

One word WOW!!! I just did my first trail+mountain race and that was an incredible experience. It was a 6 miler with 1650ft of elevation in the last mile! that was REALLY HARD but i can't wait next year to do it again. I finished 53th out of 246 runners (1:16min) so I'm very proud of myself and I want to say a big thanks to Eric and his good advises! I think I'm hooked to this kind of events, all I think about is the next one i'll do! I just wanted to share my experience with you all and… Continue

Added by J-F lemay on November 1, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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