Lori Enlow's Blog – April 2014 Archive (8)

30 miles in the bag!

Yesterday called for the last, longest training run before the first US Skyrunning Series Ultra event - Cruel Jewel 50 (really 56 miles...ahem!).  I’ve been racing now coming up on 3 years and these are the runs that seem to be a defining point for me in my training. I know it’s coming and I really look forward…

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Added by Lori Enlow on April 29, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Ya gotta be willing to fail!

I am struggling a bit

 with speedwork. I have developed a little “track anxiety”. Speedwork is fun when it’s easy and you hit the times you want. That hasn’t happened for me lately, I have struggled a bit on the track and now I have some sheer anxiety at the thought of speedwork. I finally broke down and reached out to coach. He encouraged me to visualize my track workout for the next day. I…

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Added by Lori Enlow on April 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Military time...Hooah!

I've been working with Northeastern State University Army ROTC, doing a running clinic with them monthly since August. Today I had the opportunity to test out the obstacle course with them at Camp Gruber. Here are a few pics!

Eeeeaaaaallllllmooooost...  I did finally get it!…

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Added by Lori Enlow on April 17, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

trail runner and utsa'nätï

Trail runner looked forward to her first spring run on the trails in Arkansas. As she stepped onto the trail she remembered the last time she was out there, snow on the ground, animal tracks everywhere to be found. Although a cold morning, spring was in the air and evident in the woods.  The redwood and dogwood blooming, green patches of grass rising up, pushing aside the leaves of winter. Trail runner is training for several…

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Added by Lori Enlow on April 16, 2014 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Lake McMurty 25k race report

Since December we’ve been focusing on training, intentionally avoiding racing early so I can be as ready as possible for my Cool Impossible, the US Skyrunning Series - Ultra. This was my first opportunity to hit the trails racing. I entered the 25k distance so I wouldn’t need much if any recovery following the race and be able to jump right back into training. It was somewhat of a last minute decision to…

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Added by Lori Enlow on April 13, 2014 at 7:16pm — 4 Comments

Lookey Lookey...got some pretty pics to share!

Have to share my new favorite place to run. It sucks actually...in a really awesome way! I've posted a few pics in the past. It's the World's Highest Hill, Poteau Oklahoma. I have a good friend who lives at the base of Cavanall hill. He has etched trails all over the hill.

Some are…

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Added by Lori Enlow on April 8, 2014 at 9:08am — 2 Comments

prarie spirit 100 and 50 mi ultra

Pics of ultrarunners from the Prairie Spirit 100 and 50mi ultra this weekend.  Such an amazing day and change, with amazing people, well, family really. Saw true grit, shameless whining;), and the true spirit of humanity. You cannot look in the eyes of an ultrarunner during a race and not see amazing depth of character and emotion, you can truly see their soul, and it is always beautiful and humbling.…

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Added by Lori Enlow on April 2, 2014 at 8:59am — No Comments

speedwork...Ultrarunner under construction

Speedwork and brainwork today! track work with 2x400 and 4x1000 at near max effort...well, I was hoping they'd be more "near" max effort as opposed to just plain "max effort!".

 Speedwork runs/track runs are always my favorite and most nerve wracking runs. I absolutely love the challenge, but I tend to get very nervous about them and worry worry worry, before AND during. I'm working on that though and am making brain progress, which I hope will enhance speed…

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Added by Lori Enlow on April 2, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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