Tag: training

Recovery and Balance

It’s been 14 weeks. 14 weeks ago I ran 100 miles. I ran for 21 hours 8 minutes and 26 seconds. 14 weeks later, I can run for only 10 minutes.   Recovering from this 100 miler has proven to be even more difficult than actually running the darn thing.  What still shocks me, is the fact that I felt…

Lessons Learned

This year I’ve faced quite a bit of failure in my running life which is something I’ve never been used to.  I feel like running has always come relatively easy to me, however the past few years have been quite turbulent.  Maybe I should reword this, running is not easy, it never has been, but for whatever reason it has…

DNF

DNF – Those pesky letters in that order that runners hate.  They stand for Did Not Finish and that is a runner’s worst nightmare. So how come my first DNF didn’t hurt.  It didn’t fill me with anger, hate and frustration.  Instead it was… easy.   I sat with Andrew and Will in the sun on a picnic table watching…

Lazy train

I’ve been “training” since January. I say “training” with quotation marks because this time around training has been different.  I’ve never known training like this and I’m a little conflicted about it.   It’s safe to say that most athletes know that training for any long distance event is a delicate balance of training and recovery, in fact it’s fair to…

The ultra life chose me

I didn’t choose the ultra life, the ultra life chose me.   This cannot be more accurate.   I haven’t run an ultra marathon since LAST October.  It seems like so long ago, but in reality it wasn’t that long, time goes way to fast.   When I fell into running, I didn’t plan to become an ultra runner, it…

Grateful

Today I headed out to Kettle Moraine alone, which was a first for me. Usually I go with someone because I feel a little overwhelmed going alone. It’s still new territory for me so I’m learning. Today I felt comfortable enough for some reason or another. The temperature was great, 60′s, sunny with a breeze, I couldn’t ask for a…