Monday, September 29, 2008

Coming up this weekend... Arkansas Traveller 100. Let's Go!!!

Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back. - Anonymous

Winners this past weekend...


Saturday, September 27, 2008

"For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one." - Souza

Have a great day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Training runs for weekend 9-19-08

Friday training run: starting at Lafortune Park main
parking lot, around 2:30pm. The afternoon got a little toastie. My plan was to do 10 miles. After going about 7 miles, I'll just add a few more miles. So I just kept on truck'n. I ended covering about 14 miles.

Saturday training run: my plan was to start at 5am, and cover somewhere around 30 miles. The alarm went off at 4am, hit the snooze button, slept til 4:45am. Anyway, I got started around 6:30am from 31st and Riverside bridge. The Fleet Feet marathon training group was doing their long run, so I just tagged along. I figured since I was going a long way, I might as well have some company for as long as I can. We crossed the bridge to west banks, went to 11th st. bridge, back to 31st st. bridge. Then went on small trail to some street, and meander around, cover some portions of Route 66 marathon course. We came back to 31st st. bridge. FF group finished their run at 12 miles. I continued back across 31st st. bridge to west banks again. This time, I headed south towards turkey mtn. I turned back at mile 16, and came back to my start point. Since I got started a little late, I stopped at 20 miles. I had to go out of town by 12pm.

Sunday training run: I kinda took a rest day. I ended up helping my bro build a fence.

Monday training run: my plan was to do 15 to 18 miles, since I skipped sunday. I started out around 4:30pm from 61st & Yale. I just went thru some neighborhood streets... ended up doing some hills. I finished just under 13 miles. Since I did some hills, I figured 13 miles was enough. Last 5 miles, I ran 8:30/mile. It was a great run.

After all these runs, my legs feel good. I'll put in several more miles this week. Arkansas Traveller 100 is coming up soon.

Have fun everyone! It's the first day of autumn.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Training Runs

Scheduled training runs for this weekend.

Friday.... 10 miles (maybe 12 miles)

Saturday.... 30 miles

Sunday.... 15-18 miles... slow...sorta recovery.

Monday.... 10 miles

should be fun weekend. weather will be awesome. hope you get out and enjoy the weather.
Happy Trails!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Heartland 2008

Heartland 100 from last year. I'm coming into Ridgeline AS (mile 36 outbound). It had rain pretty hard for about 10 miles... why I'm wearing a windbreaker/rain jacket. It did get a little bit warm in the afternoon after the rain went away. I had a great time.. I had some issues from halfway back to Ridgeline. But I pick it up thru the night. I seem to do better at night. kinda weird.
I'll miss the race this year. You guys running Heartland... have a great time out there!
Happy Trails!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tulsa Area Trail & Ultra Runners 10K/25K/50K
Sept. 14th, 2008
weather forecast - RAIN! and lots of it.
I'll be skipping this years race. Good Luck to all the runners.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

doing some trail work

Ken, Brian, and I did some trail work tuesday evening. This area had a mud slide a few months back. The trail was pretty much gone at this section. But it should be passable now. Just in time for TATUR's Trail race this weekend. And rain is expected. Yeah!!

new path across the mudslide... passable,,, should slow down some speedsters.

a little tuff,,,short climb to get back on the nice rocky trail.

just me

Sunday, September 7, 2008

training runs

Friday, sept. 5th.... 10 miles

Saturday, sept. 6th.... 12 miles, feels great to run in the rain.

Sunday, sept. 7th.... 9 miles, 3pm... very hot!

I feel great. Life is grand!

Happy trails!

here's few pictures from Leadville 100 training run, aug. 28th.
heading up from Mayqueen, our start point, about a 1/2 mile section that was fairly flat
but the rest (about 5 miles) is all uphill to Sugar Loaf pass.

looking down on Mayqueen AS... it was a long climb.
whatever goes up, must come back down... my quads were trashed coming down from Sugar loaf
the highway section after leaving Fish Hatchery AS.
coming into Twin Lakes AS (mile 26, end of our training run)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Next for me will be Arkansas Traveller 100, Oct. 4th/5th. I'm just throwing this one in for kicks and grins. Just trying to keep up the distance.
Happy trails everyone!