November 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Pondering my 2014 CI

My CI last year was a 50K in October. I ended up with a stress fracture in July and by the time I healed I didn't have time to finish training for the 50K. Bummer. SO I thought about making my 2014 CI the same race, but it seems a little lame. Also, there's been a voice in the back of my head (probably Eric's!) telling me that I haven't truly declared a Cool Impossible. See, the whole time I was planning my 50K training, I didn't have doubts of finishing. I'm a finisher-…


Added by Karen Blackert on November 26, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

What to do?

What to do, what to do?...A friend hit me up about running a half marathon December 15th; I'm totally in! Then, I got to thinking my goal for this year was to run a full marathon, and I have yet to accomplish this. So, do I want to go for it and run the full instead of the half since this will be the last opportunity for a marathon this year? Of course I do, but my longest run to date is 20 miles (October 11), and my last 'long run' after that was a 15k (October 19); my daily miles have been…


Added by Amanda French on November 25, 2013 at 8:13pm — 5 Comments

After first week of strength training


Feeling positive after completing my first week of strenght training, focusing on my feet. Taking a break in my running at the same time, as I have a history of tightness/pain in my achilles tendons and flexor hallucis longus. Hope to say good bye to that. Worked feet and barbell one day and upper body excercises the other. All toghether 4 days last week. Goal is to be persistant, as I love running but hate strength excercising.

This week: no running, strength excercise as…


Added by David Emilsson on November 25, 2013 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

2014 Cool Impossible...dreams of sugar plums dancing in her head

Putting together my cool impossible for 2014. Like a child on Christmas Eve with visions of sugar plums dancing in her head... except my sugarplums have words printed on them like Tor Des Geants, Tahoe 200, Hardrock, Western States, Wasatch, Cayuga.. My brain dances with words and phrases, conversations with coach, “I don’t want to level off, I want to improve”, “Do I have the potential to develop into a more competitive ultrarunner?”. Statements made by the likes of…


Added by Lori Enlow on November 23, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

5 Things to STOP caring about

1. Old regrets. 

2. The excuses you've been telling yourself

3. What you don't have (like time..)

4. Always feeling safe and comfortable

5. Fear of Failure

Added by Margot W on November 17, 2013 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Soooo it ended up being a 10 mile kinda day!

So I was sick all week, but gradually improving and by Friday morning thought I might even up my entry to the 50 mile. Why?  Just for the sheer joy of running long, one more reaaallly loooong run. My legs and my spirit were feeling great.  However,  I had developed strep throat early in the week, but with antibiotics on board, by Thursday was feeling more normal again. Friday morning's ez run felt great, but I had also started to develop a cough and runny nose. 1 kid at home with strep…


Added by Lori Enlow on November 11, 2013 at 7:45pm — 2 Comments


My last race for the year is Saturday....and then...gasp...sigh...moan..I am going to take 3 weeks off running.  It even hurts to type it. This will be the first time in a year I've taken voluntary break from running. I don't want to, but I grasp that I need to...barely. Right now I'm savoring every run as if it were my last...really quite silly. Disturbing and reassuring at the same time.  Frightening to be so passionate about something that you don't even want to let go for a little while.…


Added by Lori Enlow on November 5, 2013 at 2:59pm — 4 Comments

First Trail Run in the Dark

I haven't been on trails in months. I had high hopes of running on the US Whitewater Center trails this morning. I thought the previous day's rain would close their trails, so I was already planning to run the mountain bike trails down the road. But I forgot about the time change last night. Because I knew my children would wake up at their normal time (i.e. what would be an hour earlier this morning) I went ahead and got up at my normal time, instead of enjoying that extra hour of sleep. I…


Added by Karen Blackert on November 3, 2013 at 5:38am — 3 Comments

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