November 2014 Blog Posts (9)

First in Reverse or Last Mule to the Barn

“It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.”

~ Ann Trason ~


First in Reverse or Last Mule to the Barn


Yesterday I ran my first 25K trail run. It was a race for some, but for me it was…


Added by Eric Welsh on November 23, 2014 at 3:46pm — 9 Comments

Why I Run...

The greatest gift we can give to this world....and ultimately ourselves is....our self, the unfiltered, unshielded plain and simple, fully in the moment, in the person in front of us, self. Not the yeaterday, tomorrow or 5 minutes from now, but in the moment self. Strangely, running ultra races has taught me…


Added by Lori Enlow on November 22, 2014 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Mid-November HRZ2 run

Ran 6.5 miles in HRZ2 the other night. Although I'm still pretty slow, my pace was 30 sec per mile faster than last January's half marathon race pace. The big difference though? My average heart rate was 40 bpm lower than during the half. Hopefully that translates to a much faster pace in next January's half.

Added by Jacob Cossairt on November 20, 2014 at 8:38am — 6 Comments

Onward and upward

I can breathe...I can breathe! My biopsy results show no evidence of cancer, and like that, I broke through the surface, my lungs filled with air, an I filled with inexplicable gratitude. I truly believe everything happens for a reason, so I look forward to the manifestation of those reasons, what this will develop in me and through me. Onward and upward.

Added by Lori Enlow on November 17, 2014 at 8:06pm — 5 Comments


The past few blogs have not been about mountain running, but mountain running has taught me how to approach this life climb. Yesterday I went under anesthesia to biopsy my bladder. I’ve had some post running blood in my urine, prompting the evaluation that led to finding a couple of spots on my bladder.

I think about how I would have approached and dealt with this 3 years ago, before running changed my whole way of thinking. The world is bigger and I am much smaller. Life and our…


Added by Lori Enlow on November 14, 2014 at 12:46pm — 6 Comments

My Cool Impossible Update

Well, it was a great end to my season. I crushed my previous HM by over 5 minutes! Thanks to Eric for the book and his replies to this forum over the year as well as to all of you who have participated here. I am sore in all the right places this morning (calves, glutes, and hip flexors), so I know that I transitioned well.

Aside from the increased weekly mileage and the form tweaks, the rolling hills long runs in phase 2 helped e the most I believe, since my race had about 4 miles of…


Added by Patrick Garrick on November 10, 2014 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

Finished Phase 1

It took an extra week but I've now finished Phase 1 of the Foundation program and I've been pleased with the improvements in my running.

A friend asked me if I thought I was running faster now than before I had my run of injuries and I'm not sure that I am (yet) but I definitely feel stronger and more confident with my running.

1 mile test

  5th August    3rd November

Added by Jill Brennan on November 8, 2014 at 7:24pm — 7 Comments

Turn and Burn Duathlon report

I've just recently started looking into duathlons. About a month ago I found one that was a sprint distance on mountain bike trails. I tentatively drove up this morning, not sure how I was going to do, especially nervous about how fast the times from last year were. I know I shouldn't care about my time but if I'm honest, there is a small part of that doesn't want to be dead last. But someone's gotta be right?

We had lots of rain yesterday and I thought they might cancel the race.…


Added by Karen Blackert on November 2, 2014 at 1:04pm — 4 Comments

Running siesta

On my way to our next race, World's Highest Hill 5 miler, no I am not driving and blogging!. I won't be running this one though. I won't be running for a few weeks. This is normally the time of year I take a little "running siesta", but a visit to the doctor this week dictated a little sooner than expected break. I experienced some, well actually a lot of blood in my urine after the past couple of races. This may be where you want to stop reading. I've debated blogging about this, since it… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on November 1, 2014 at 9:15am — 3 Comments

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