Taking a look at a two-day trail event in Tulsa, Oklahoma–the Post Oak Lodge Trail Run.
Over the last week, I wound up doing some shorter workouts due to holiday schedules. And I had really good runs. St. Edwards Park Trail Run I treated myself to St. Eds late Tuesday, after I’d finished my Thanksgiving grocery store trips and some baking. At the time, I was feeling very sluggish and out… Continue reading A String of Good Runs
On Sunday morning, I had a wonderful opportunity; I got to pace my friend Marcia in the final 25-miles of her first 100-mile race, Cactus Rose, out at Bandera. Marcia and I met when she signed up for a trail running class I was coaching 2 years ago, and we became friends over those months.… Continue reading Proud Mama, II: Pacing a Friend
Not quite ready to write a race report for Palo Duro, so here’s the down and dirty: I didn’t have the day I wanted. Yeah, I think I can figure out some mitigating circumstances, things that contributed, but the truth of the matter is that some days are just not your day. On those days,… Continue reading Palo Duro (Short Version)
I love sleeping until I want to get up, reading the newspaper at leisure with a cup of hot tea, and having the windows in the house open. It’s nice and quiet, as my guys are off doing things (boy at cross country, hubby biking). I like the me time. Saturday was my long run… Continue reading Busy Weekend at Bastrop State Park
Lots of good stuff has been going on this week. I’ve gotten lots of things done around the house, and I’ve been working steadily and successfully on my writing. Runs have been okay…I’ve been tired this week, so I’ve tried to keep my trail runs to about an hour. I ran an hour at St.… Continue reading Pretty Productive Week
I had friends run the 10-miler today. There was a time when I made any race in the Austin area (and a lot outside of Austin); I’ve even raced both days on the weekend. But lately, and by lately I mean the last two years or so, I’ve had no interest in the road racing… Continue reading Do I Need to Get Back to Racing?
Next Saturday is Palo Duro Canyon 50K. We leave early Friday morning; I’m looking forward to the car ride with friends almost as much as the actual race. Sunday, Stephanie, Marcia, and I ran on the Barton Creek greenbelt starting from Zilker Park. I told myself I wouldn’t run for more than 2 hours but… Continue reading Looking Ahead To Palo Duro Canyon 50K
Today I went to the YMCA and swam very easy for 35 minutes. It felt really good; Monday, however, I felt like crap. Not body-wise, but absolutely no energy, very drained. That’s the sun talking to me. Yesterday, I treated myself to a massage (the spa kind, with hot towels and lavendar) and then had… Continue reading Half Ironman Recovery
Well, my 5-hour run out at McKinney Roughs on Saturday told me that I had to be smoking crack to think I would be well-enough prepared to do the 50-miler at Palo Duro Canyon in October. Miles on the bike do not in any way translate to the kind of miles on the trail I’d… Continue reading Letting Go of the 50 Miler