Lori Enlow's Blog (185)

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. …

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

Ending last high miles week before Leadville

Ok, so I was nervous about today.  30 miles at Ouachita trail. 7,000 feet of elevation gain. Last long trail run before Leadville.  I was reminded that the last time I did this trail I ended up out for a little over a week with hip/knee problems.  NOt to mention this partidular course intimidates me.  Not to mention I knew it was going to get to 105 degrees.  Not to mention I've never done that many miles out there.  So here's what I did with that....I "embraced" all those feelings and…

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Added by Lori Enlow on July 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Tail Twister 50k...What a difference a year makes!

A year ago this past weekend I ran my first trail run. The Tail Twister 50K near Bentonville, AR. I had no idea what I was doing.  I had no idea what running off road was. I was training for my first ultra...a 50 miler that was scheduled in July and needed a really long run that weekend. A friend invited me to this race.  7 hrs 20 minutes and countless falls, near falls, and toe stumps (with the eventual loss of 4 toenails) later I finished.  I came through the finish swearing never ever to…

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Added by Lori Enlow on June 6, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

My first (successful) solo long trail run!!

Ok, so I went into this one dreading it a bit, remembering my previous long and somewhat remote trail run experience in the Ouachita's of SE Oklahoma. This is rattlesnake and copperhead territory...and I hate snakes ...more than Indiana Jones. Last time I was here I went out too fast, pushed hard trying to make good time, fighting every rock, root and hill and ended up lost and completely defeated at 18 miles. This one was to be a 4 hour run per coach Eric. It started off on a bad note. Tried… Continue

Added by Lori Enlow on May 14, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

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