Well of course it's not even 2 weeks since Leadville and I'm already thinking about next year. Thinking I want to do an international event. Zeroing in on a couple....these would be way harder than anything I've done, and in a foreign country. So of course how do I think about which one to do? Well of course I start by looking at the distance....can I go that far? Narrow the list down a little. Look at the elevation...hmm...can I tolerate going that high?....narrow it down more. Look at…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on August 26, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments
After the race I saw this picture of me. It caused a flood of emotion.
There I was wrapped in my Cherokee blanket at the start...feeling cloaked in the love of my family, friends, colleagues, patients, and I suddenly remembered my ancestors who walked the trail. I wondered what they would think of my journey. Maybe I thought of them more because this year my race was marked by significant pain. Maybe I thought of them more because of the conversations my husband and I have had about…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on August 20, 2013 at 11:54pm — No Comments
Wow...where to begin....as I am 11 hours post race and sit on a flight to Alaska for work. 1 hour of very fitful sleep under my belt since before race start. I actually woke myself up with legs trying to run. Scared the bejeebers out of me! I nearly jumped straight out of bed in a dead bolt! For about 3 days I will dream about running the Leadville trail, it's just part of me processing the race in my sleep...so here was my race....
Spent a week at altitude to try and acclimate…Continue
Well, months and months of training done. "Hay is in the barn" as coach would say. Race meeting over, drop bags dropped off. Now just eat sleep and run at 4am! I feel much better this year, know the course, know my plan, feel as prepared as I can be. So nice to feel like all I have to do is run. Everything else is programmed in my brain, in my crew's brain...and..well..…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on August 11, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments
Check out the song....the video is pretty cool too
Except instead of ...."They tell me I'm too young to understand..." I feel like, "They tell me I'm old enough to know better".
With 2 weeks to the race I've been training for all year, this is the point where I get pretty self absorbed, think lots about running, racing, life and everything seems too apply to what i'm thinking,…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on August 3, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments