Close your eyes and crank it up and let me know how you plan to challenge your running in a NEW way this weekend. 

 

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Comment by Lori Enlow on August 20, 2012 at 11:00am
Yup! Didn't evenk ow how far a marathon was 16months ago...I knew it was 25ish from my History lessons
Comment by Mattias Holmberg on August 20, 2012 at 10:49am

I...*trying to get myself together from the small shock*...I saw that it was Leadville in your blow... WoW!!! I'm stunned and amazed! Of all the ultras, you did LEADVILLE! A big congrats to you Lori! And 1,5 years ago you were just an average runner (or maybe less?). What a development! 

Comment by Lori Enlow on August 20, 2012 at 10:43am
I just did Leadville...check out my blog on it. Who knows, maybe that'll be you in a year. A year and a half ago I didn't k ow "ultras" existed and my longest run ever was a 15k.
Comment by Mattias Holmberg on August 20, 2012 at 10:24am

Thanks for the inspiring comment and advice Lori! I keep struggling. Consistency and patience are the keys for developing strength I guess. Wow...100 miles, good job! That's...in my mind, astronomical. But who knows, maybe I'll get there some day ;)

Comment by Lori Enlow on August 20, 2012 at 10:10am
Yup, calves will be sore at first and a BIGGER yup i
On focusing on form and strength. You will be an awesome runner! I can't begin to tell you how much it has helped me. Finished my second 100 mile race yesterday and I can tell a huge difference in how quickly my legs are recovering compared to my last race. Last time it was 4-6 weeks before I could think about running again. The way my legs feel now I think less than a week.
Comment by Mattias Holmberg on August 19, 2012 at 4:06am

I've just started running after reading Born To Run and I'm superhyped! I've done ONE running session so far and it was barefoot on an artificial-grass football pitch. I just had to go out and try some after all that inspiring technique facts from the book that keeps circulating in my head. How it was? A great feeling. Nothing like running with shoes, MUCH better. I tried to think of the basic principles; forefoot strike, back straight, shorter legmovements. I don't know if I got it right but it felt good. My calves are hurting a lot now, but I guess it's how it should be. My future plan? 2 running sessions a week(30 min or so) barefoot and one session of strength workouts at home. The running for me right now is all about technique.

Comment by Ramsey E. Makhuli on August 15, 2012 at 5:09am

Awesome! I just saw this. Thanks Eric!

Comment by Amy Saulmon Couvillion on August 14, 2012 at 7:49am

So true on the Foo's.  Thank you for all the help.  Slow going but going!

Comment by Lori Enlow on August 11, 2012 at 7:04pm

And to LET running take me into uncharted territory...it already is.

Comment by Lori Enlow on August 11, 2012 at 7:02pm

To LET running this weekend-week teach me how to break through.  I'm not sure exactly what, but I'm pretty sure I'll know when it happens

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