Tuesday, July 5, 2011

354 miles to go - Dear Diary

Buildings in downtown Leadville, Colorado, USAImage via Wikipedia
Dear Diary,  -err  Running Journal,

It has been 220 miles since my last blog post.  A few things have happened.

Some mountains have been run.  Some miles have been logged.  Some shoes have been worn out.  Some sweat has been oozed.  Some flight miles have been logged (30,000 or so).   Some running on other continents has occurred.  Some craziness has been engaged in.  Some twenty and thirty mile runs have been done.  Some thousands of feet of elevation have been climbed.  Some sixty mile weeks have been trudged through (OK just one).  Some coaching has been received.  Some low spots have burned.  Some high spots have inspired.   Some running has been done.

Forty-six days to go to Leadville.

That pretty much catches you up on things.

Once again we are on the home stretch.  The North Fork 50 miler is in eleven days. It is the next stop on Ace's redemption tour of failed ultramarathons.    I've actually been feeling pretty good of late.  A Pike's Peak ascent and descent on Saturday actually felt pretty good.  There have been some minor breakthroughs on pacing as well that are encouraging.  I'm still working on downgrading my piano to a harpsichord (i.e. lose more weight)  but progress is slowly being made.

So I hope all your crazy dreams and goals are progressing well and that they involve twinkies and runs in the mountains.  Wanna do 50?  (twinkies that is...)






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