Friday, April 27, 2012

18 Miles on the Accotink Trial

Today I did 19 miles on the trail. There were lots of older people on the trail this afternoon. One particular person stands out in my mind. This gentleman was were a wide brimmed hat and walking with a cane. He was saying something as i ran past at a moderate pace. I had my head phones in so I really cant be sure what he was saying, but I thought (in my mind) he was saying "Have a Great Run". He could have been saying "watch out for the Great Fairfax Grizzly", or "Help, my pace make stopped". Neither of which seems to been acurate, as he was still walking fine when I looked back and I did not run into any bears. So I'm just going to go with the former of him wishing me well on  my journey.

It turned out to be a great run! It was a bit colder than what I liked. Too cold for summer gear and to warm for cold weather gear. "Suck it up and drive on", that was the motto for today.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Post Race

Goal: 24901.55 miles
Completed: 938.12

So I finished the Dorchester Y Half Marathon. Very Flat. Very Fast. To me it was an enjoyable run. I paced Angeline so she could get a new P.R. 2:00:38 was my time. This was the only running I did for that week so
I didnt even post for that week. How ever the following week I did 41 miles. Slowly but surely the mileage creeps up. I also registered for the Dahlgren Rail Trail 50k for August 4th.

Upcoming Races:
    June 23rd - Seattle Rock N' Roll Marathon
    August 4th - Dahlgren Rail Trail 50k

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Week 7 of Seattle R&R Training

Goal: 24901.55 miles
Completed: 869.97

Completely bonked on the long run this week. I did not carb load after Saturdays faster pace run, and then did not carb load later that evening before bed. Gearing up for the Dorchecter 1/2 next weekend. It should be a nice fast course since its on the coastal flats. After that race its back to the daily grind pounding pavement.

I originally had a goal of under a 4 hour marathon for the Seattle R&R, but i think im going to just have to use that as a training run for the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50k in August.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Death of a Legend

Goal: 24901.55 miles
Completed: 845.04

I am currently training for the Seattle Rock N' Roll Marathon on June 23rd. This Weeks mileage comes to 26.23 miles. This week was a step back week for me as far as training goes. The weather was nice all week for my runs (I don't like running in the rain). Knowing that I'm not a fan of running in the rain makes me wonder why I would sign up for the Seattle Marathon. Oh Yeah!!! The Bands!!! I could have signed up for the DC R&R Marathon but I'm almost positive that the bands wont hold a candle to the bands at the Seattle R&R.

Not to end on a sad note but, Micah True AKA Caballo Blanco was found dead on the trails. He was a superstar of ultra running and was made famous in the running community by Christopher McDougalls book Born To Run (excellent book by the way).

Images from today's 9 mile run around Burke Lake (twice)