Lori Enlow's Blog – July 2014 Archive (6)

La Maratona Verticale race report

I was nervous about how this race would go. I’ve been at altitude for over a week now, but am only 1 week post Speedgoat...32 miles with 11,500 feet of climbing...and descending. I was actually surprised at how good my legs were feeling within a few days. Tuesday, I summited Mt Elbert, adding another 4500ft of climbing in 4.5 miles.

Climbing and summiting Mt. Elbert, at 14,500ft solo was a deeply personal experience. I don’t even know if I could…

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Added by Lori Enlow on July 30, 2014 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Speedgoat 50k Race Report

Wow, what an amazing race! I arrived in Snowbird Utah on Wednesday, 7/16/14. The race was Saturday 7/19/14. I arrived with a bit of illness, but seemed to come around in time to race. I ran into some superstars of the ultra world including Ellie Greenwood and  race director and speedgoat Karl Meltzer the day before the race.

 

I came to Snowbird solo, knowing no one. I met up with a wonderful group of individuals…

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Added by Lori Enlow on July 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Fear and Pain

I wrote this in reply to a runner that had been struggling with injury and now dealing with fear of re-injury limiting her. I thought I'd share it with you to generate some thought and discussion. We all struggle with fear and injury.....

Fear is normal....embrace it, it is supposed to be there when you are stepping out of your comfort zone. I have had intermittent trouble with IT pain and plantar fasciitis and have still been able to accomplish some amazing things over the…

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Added by Lori Enlow on July 16, 2014 at 5:43am — 3 Comments

Taper time!

Hay is in the barn...so to speak. Now it's time to cruise in to Speedgoat. This morning's run was perfect. 45 min, low heart rate zone. 5:30am with sun just starting to rise, fog, and hues of pink and blue bouncing off the wispy clouds above. Gravel crunching under my feet with each rhythmic step. Ahhh...

I fly to Salt Lake City next wednesday and on to Snowbird Utah for Speedgoat 50k 7/19. 

Added by Lori Enlow on July 9, 2014 at 8:27am — 3 Comments

Whew! That was hard!

Today was a tough day. I love that picture coach posted, I didn't see it 'till after my run. Rugged, beautiful mountains pictured with  the phrase, "don't confuse difficulty with failure". I had to chuckle, because today...I didnt. Was it a preemptive post? Did he know today would be hard or coincidence? I was thinking about my run as I drove home. Analyzing my effort and feel out there, my HR and how it correlated with effort, terrain, etc. It's a 90 min drive and I always…

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Added by Lori Enlow on July 5, 2014 at 2:57pm — 5 Comments

Up and Down

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Added by Lori Enlow on July 3, 2014 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

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