i do love doing this hilly 6 hour because, including the spring version called “cottontail”, i have done this 4 times before so this will be the fifth. having this local event gives me a sort of bar to measure my fitness every 6 and i think it is a very good measure of overall … More Carkeek 6-hour 10-27-2018
short story: 55M DNF. lesson learned = i can’t do 100M I know that it would be better for me to wait a few days before writing this report and other have warned against it but i want to get the feelings i am having right now down on paper so i can go … More Mountain Lakes 100 DNF report
edit on Tuesday: i was thinking about all the nice people i met on saturday. John, GL @ Bigfoot! Rusty from BC, i immediately wanted you to be my coach! Van, i said “remember me?” and she matter of factly said: “Yes”. congrats on Bigfoot last year. i mean it that was great! and the … More White River 50M 7-28-2018
the basics: finished. 12:24:42 #30/65 finishers (15 dnf’s) AG #7/12 (1 dnf) strava reads (after i cropped out 15 minutes at the finish when i forgot to turn the watch off): 56.13M, 12:23:39, 13:15 avg pace. https://www.strava.com/activities/1509013018 Congrats to everyone who ran, esp the 6 (50-somethings) who beat me! I am writing this report after … More Whiskey Basin 88k 4-14-2018
Chuckanut 50K 3-17-2018 Result: 5:34:39 131/429 AG (50-59) 6/43 strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/1458350105/overview ill try not to make this too long… Weather: cold at the start. frost covered the grass at the park and i was shivering. they had something kinda like coffee? …or tea. i couldnt tell but it was warm. during the day it warmed up … More Chuckanut 50K 2018
(the pic is not from race day but same location weather was sunny and warm!) This is a race I have done five times now. They have it twice/year. In the Spring it’s called Cottontail and reverses direction (ccw) but is the same track. There are two loops, a … More Carkeek 6-Hour 10-28-2017
so today i was jogging down at green lake main path (counter-clockwise) and saw a man and a woman yelling at each other by the tennis courts. the man was yelling “get away from me!” and the woman was apparently doing some kind of hex with her hands. i stopped to listen. the woman wouldnt … More crazy lady
Dear Mayor, Interim Mayor or Whom it may concern, I have been waiting to write because ive been waiting for a new mayor that perhaps can be trusted? Now that it seems we aren’t getting one any time soon so I’ll just write to this office. I live in North Seattle in the Greenwood neighborhood … More What happened to the city I once loved?
how i am feeling about MP? bad. very bad. the amount of effort required for me to run MP right now is only a little bit less than HMP. i think it acually has something to do with cadence and my stride mechanics. there is something that kicks in around 7:30 that hasnt kicked in … More no marathon?
but i am torn about training. it’s a week since Squamish and i have a first road marathon in 7 weeks. all my training has been pretty much for ultras. i have done some speed work but hardly anything in between and hardly anything at MP. at this point i cant imagine sustaining an 8:00 … More on to the Marathon!…