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Joy and Pain

5 Oct

A quick update on my training for the Cactus 50….  This past Saturday I ran the 7mile loop at Town lake with a 20# vest in 57minutes.  Felt great, took a few breaks, but didn’t stop.  My breaks consisted of me walking for 60-90 seconds.  Overall felt great considering that was the longest distance I have run with my vest on.  Sunday I ran the same loop without the vest this time….  Ouch!  I stayed up kind of late the night before, ran with different shoes, I didn’t rollout properly, what else?!?!?   time: 58minutes, rather pathetic, but considering the shape I was in going into the run I will take it.  You won’t always compete or train in tip top shape, so the desire and ability to push through the pain on Sunday will only help me come Race time.  So with 24 days til the big run I am feeling pretty good about it.  I know the focus is there, because the race has now crept into and is now consuming my dreams!  Which is a good thing, by race time I will have run the course multiple times in my head!  Nutrition has been on point for the most part as well.. I am weighing in at 183#’s right now which is about 7#’s lighter then normal, but not a big deal… I will put the weight back on after the race.  Peace and love

by the way, i haven’t done power cleans in over 3 months…  my PR is 240, today I hit that number 3x!  huge confidence builder considering I’m at my lightest weight in some time.

No Such Thing As Bad Weather

29 Sep

….it’s all in your mind!

I love the change of seasons!  Summertime will always be my favorite time of year but I love when fall shows up and cool things off.  Then a nice winter brings a new feel to whatever it is you do, and before you know it, Spring is here and it seems as though every thing is glowing.

No such thing as bad weather!

Starting today until my run on October 30th, I will be doing a crash course of workouts, running, and trigger point therapy.  I will also be fine tuning my nutrition.  The workouts will be unconventional, not counting my reps, not keeping a timer…  just listening to my body.  As for the nutrition part I will limit the amount of cheat meals I do, shouldn’t be too hard.   The closer the race gets the more excited I get….  The great thing about training is that you can do whatever it is you want, DO NOT limit yourself!  Do it all!  Like the famous Nike slogan…  JUST DO IT, whatever IT may be, JUST DO!  Peace and Love.

Running Free

24 Sep

part of the Cactus 50 course

Overachievers: If a 50 miler decides to go for it, and run 100 miles, well, the same rule applies: they can place in the 100 mile race (but, you owe me the extra entry cost)

I have 36 hours to run 50 miles… no sweat!  knowing my crazy self… shooting for 100 will be in the back of my mind the entire time.  I know this I will pack for the long haul!

Today is a Good Day…

22 Sep

“No matter how hard you train, Somebody will train harder. No matter how hard you run, Somebody will run harder. No matter how hard you want it, Somebody will want it more, I am Somebody”…”The only good pace is suicide pace, and today’s a good day to die.” – Pre

…..38 days until the Cactus 50!

My motivation!