12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF
Short-Term Running Goals:
Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)
Long-Term Running Goals:
Unretire at some point
Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler
Win a 100 mile ultramarathon
I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos! And I have the absolute best wife in the world. And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!
PM- 12.5 miles at Paris Mtn with Barry, hearing all about his 8th place finish at StumpJump 50k last weekend. Unsurprisingly, my legs felt equally tired and sore as at lunch- actually, moreso. Especially sore calfs. Already cancelled BW for tomorrow, might xt instead. Tired. But always nice to run with Barry on the mtns, especially now that the weather is pleasant.
AM- had wanted a BW. Way too tired. Decided to xt- could only manage 30 min. Pretty tired. And I'm dropping weight, for some reason, even though I think I'm eating the same but running less. I guess I'm not recovered from UROC, and 90 miles this week was too ambitious.
Lunch- wasn't sure I felt up to a run, but decided to try it out. Ended up with 6 ez miles- didn't feel superb, but felt a ton better than Wed/Thurs. Plus, found out this week that 2 of my lunch run buddies are expecting babies (on top of one who had it this week!).
Early AM- Ran with Justin Cole for the first time today- he's a recent college grad and collegiate runner, just getting into road marathoning and trail racing. We did a shuttle and ran the last ~20 miles of the FHT (70 miles from my house, so a bit of a drive). Nice run- did the Burrell's Ford, Chattooga River (where they filmed Deliverance), and Cheohee sections- I stopped my watch accidentally, but Justin had his (though it seemed to be measuring a bit short). Finished with about 19.5 miles in 3:43. The best part was the temps- 50 at the start (my hands were chilly and we could see our breath for a bit) and 70 at the start. I think I only drank 60 oz the whole time, about half my normal during the summer. Nice meeting and running with Justin, too- and glad to complete the entire FHT for my record attempt next month. Felt pretty good- knees were achy on the downs, and tired by the end, but much better than Wed/Thur. Not sure elevation since I stopped my watch, but it was somewhere around 3500 climb/4600 loss. Saw some wild boar, first time for that. No east coast bear, still (only time I saw bear on a run was a bear cub up Waterton Canyon in Denver.