it’s wednesday and DD is at camp and i am rested so a long-ish run is in order…(for me short is up to 7, medium 7 to 15 and long >15) but my legs dont want to move. rest kills me every time and it’s hard to get started after a day off. today it … More Green Lake
in an effort to figure out what aggravates my legs the least while providing the best workout and prep for upcoming races (hm,50k,6 hour,50m) ive been cutting out certain things. the focus last week has been on hills and trails without any ST or speed work (see previous post downward revision). this took me to … More i miss real maps
jogged down to carkeek this evening and got on a little side trail i hadnt been on and it kept getting smaller and steeper and muddier until i was just scrambling through nettles and blackberries just trying to get brief footholds. the nettles do get a little rise out of me though…i mean extra pain … More carkeek
7-22-15 trying tempo again but ive been feeling very low energy lately and dont know what it is. maybe it’s the heat or a virus or maybe it’s doubt. ha maybe it’s the tempos! i am pretty sure its physiological but there is no other symptom. i just feel tired and out of shape. placing … More downward revision
wondering if 1:35:00 is too high a goal for the labor day half i was looking at this mcmillan calculator and based on my 10k time from last year (if i am in the same shape now) an equivalent half would be 1:34:14 (7:12 pace). i went out for a tempo run this evening with … More can i run 13.1 in 1:35:00?
a little time to write something…anything. another 10 today. having to take 3 rest days lately forces me to do no short runs but i think this is a good mix-up. i get the rest days anyway. the legs, particularly the left one, are quite sore starting out esp. the day after some hills…but they … More objectification schmectification
sunday report: weekly miles 48.06 pace 9:44. mileage might be a bit aggressive at this time because they were hilly miles. today’s run for example is pictured below. dns’ed a local trail race last week. i actuallly totally forgot about it. we were busy watching the gold cup. signed up for some races. got a … More week ending sunday 7-12-15
it was a mistake. riding around in moran state park in the campground. i had an arbor blunt and zero skills. this is no drop-deck. it’s actually the opposite really…anyway looking at the slope it seemed fine with a lot of runoff or room to air brake but then it got real sketchy just as … More moran state park 2010
here are some good hills
i love my cliftons. i have five pairs! even with the narrow toebox i will sacrifice my toenails or cut a slit in the shoe! i just tried on the new ones and they felt like skateboard shoes! nooooo! Hoka you said you loved me and i was prepared to stick with you but then … More Hoka don’t leave me!