Monday, June 29, 2009

Just two weeks away before the start the Badwater Ultramarathon. This week, I'm putting in my last long miles, and just baking some more in the sauna. Except for few supplies to pick up, I'll be packing things up this week. Holy cow!!!.. it's almost like moving.

This weekend, I hope to do some altitude training at 9000 ft for few days. Not hard training, but just to keep the feet moving.

Happy Trails everyone!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

When you dream, dream big. When you picture results, picture great results. And when you visualize your future, visualize the most magnificent future you can.

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream." ~ Emmitt Smith

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summertime is upon us...finally!!! welll... some folks may not be as thrilled as I was. Thrilled??...what is thrilling about hot and humid weather? With only a few weeks til the big run, I'm finally doing some serious road training in hot weather. Over the weekend, I went out west of Keystone lake along Hwy 412. I covered the frontage road from end to end. It was a great training run. I don't think the temps got to what the thermometer showed...but it was close. Happy Trails!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Road to Badwater

Only 3 weeks away from the start of Badwater Ultramarathon. It's finally coming together. My main concern has been the heat. Around here, it's not HOT!! enough outside. However, for the last month, I've been getting a steady dose of outdoor & indoor heat training. I've got 2 more weeks of intense heat training before tapering. Then I should be ready to go. I am looking forward to this awesome adventure.

Me and Cheryl Zwarkowski. I helped crew/pace her last year. She finished in 44 hours. Just a great lady to be around. She'll be running again this year. Her start time is 8am. Go Cheryl.
Mayor of Badwater, Dr. Ben Jones (Badwater finisher), in the middle. Not sure who the other guy is. He just happened to jump in the photo opt.

Left photo:Dan Jansen and me. Great athlete. Very few amputees to finish Badwater. His story is told on CD "Running on the Sun". Right photo:Jack Denness and I. Just a great lad from London. He had planned on running this year, which would have made him the oldest entrant. This man has finished Badwater numerous times. He is also featured on "Running on the Sun".