I got up at 6am...nice to be able to sleep in for a 9am race start! Got my coffee and breakfast down feeling very anxious. Road races are not what I'm used to, especially recently. I haven't been on anything but trail since last winter. The bigger source of anxiety for me is the fact that road races = speed tests... for coach to see where I am at and what we need to work on. It's a test of my raw speed and endurance. I tend to feel very exposed and vulnerable. I was anxious for sure, but…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on October 26, 2013 at 8:35pm — No Comments
the 25k was a small piece of my Pumpkin Holler experience. I am now beginning to realize how incredibly enriching an “event” can be. I’ve missed out on “the event” for much of the last 3 years of my racing. Showing up just before the race and leaving soon after.
This event is right in my backyard. It’s on the Illinois river and takes the backroads around the hollers in NE Oklahoma. Undulating dirt roads…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on October 21, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
I am sitting in Mc Donalds...By myself for the first time in over 40 hours. Knowing I must be tired and hungry and a little delirious to be at McDonalds finding 2 double cheeseburgers, fries and a coke the most fabulous meal....the other options were less appealing and involved chicken nuggets at a gas station served by a Chicken wearing boxing gloves. I had the opportunity to crew, pace, and work medical for this race over the course of 30 hours.
The day began with hotter than…Continue
Added by Lori Enlow on October 3, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments