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Old 06-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #76
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I go out every morning for a run. Every evening I take the dog out for a walk. Used to be that any time spent not running just didn't count as training. Yeah, I was one of those people you see jogging in place at a crosswalk, waiting to go across. Now that I'm more geriatric I've taken to seeing any time spent moving on my own two feet as training.

For example, yesterday was an easy day. Out for 30 minutes "running" in the morning, of which maybe 20 was actually running, the rest walking fast. Then, 25 minutes out walking the dog in the evening, again at a brisk pace. Now, I total all that up and think I trained for a total of 55 minutes yesterday. 20 years ago I would say I trained for 20 minutes yesterday.

Am I now seeing it correctly, or am I just an old fart trying to convince myself I'm doing more than I am?
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #77
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Nice kicks - they get great reviews!

Saw your FB post - are you doing any part of the LHHT ultra this weekend? Pacing, team event, etc?
I ended up pacing a buddy. I met him at 9 and we finished at 3 am.

was sweet!
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #78
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The course was REALLY hard. Super technical. a mountain or two.. the best part was at mile 34.4 we went up a ski slope at Timberline resort! Oh ya, they lie, it was really 41 miles... jerks.... lol
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:08 AM   #79
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That looks like a great time for a 40 miler. (or, is that your buddy?)

Looks like my brother is finally over his knee injury and training. We've picked out the Devil Mountain 50k to run, it's in late September in southern Colorado. Should be fun!

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:22 PM   #80
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thats me.. I went out a little to fast, blew up at the mid point then recovered and finished stong. The guy in the orange is the race director and a fellow rider. He has a few BMW GS bikes. :) Small world.

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That looks like a great time for a 40 miler. (or, is that your buddy?)

Looks like my brother is finally over his knee injury and training. We've picked out the Devil Mountain 50k to run, it's in late September in southern Colorado. Should be fun!

http://www.joingecko.org/info.asp?uid=310
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #81
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Just back from the Devil Mountain 50k out of Pagosa Springs CO yesterday. We had a good time, finished in 8:18, the course wasn't extremely difficult, but did have a 3,000 ft. climb up to about 10,000 ft - that was the tough part. I'd say it was about 30-40% dirt road and jeep roads, the rest some pretty technical single track trails. Kindof a low key event, we like those. My quads and calves are a bit sore today.....

http://www.joingecko.org/images/pdf/DM50kElev2011.pdf
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #82
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Nicely done w/ the 8:18! Has to be one heck of a scenic race in that area, too. Congrats!
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #83
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Hey Disconnected, well done at the WV Trilogy 50M! Looks like another amazing course.

Going to do the trilogy next year?
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I think for next year I may be in for all three. :)
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:46 AM   #85
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Found a new one called the "Georgia Death Race"! I registered last night. Its said to have a few hills.....
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Hehe... A few hills? 30,000 feet of elevation change in 60 miles? Yeah, there may be a hill or two

I'm on the bench for 3 months thanks to blood clots. Will be starting from scratch again in January

Will be living vicariously through others for a while. Keep kickin' butt!
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:05 AM   #87
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starting Thursday ill be back to a normal training routine. I opted to take a month of cutbacks. Ive been getting out 1 time a week and letting my body heal for the new year. Been Spinning and doing Yoga. :) I hope youre blood clots heal. Just think how rested and youre body will be after 3 months. It could be a good thing. :)



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Hehe... A few hills? 30,000 feet of elevation change in 60 miles? Yeah, there may be a hill or two

I'm on the bench for 3 months thanks to blood clots. Will be starting from scratch again in January

Will be living vicariously through others for a while. Keep kickin' butt!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #88
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Georgia Death Race?! That is some serious elevation change... Reading about the course, that makes me think of the Barkley, in that same part of the country I think.

I'm now about 6 weeks after the last 50k, and thoroughly detrained. Just doing ~30 minute easy runs each day. Sometime in January it'll start cranking back up, we are doing the Jemez 50k in May and going back at the San Juan Solstice 50M in June next year.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:32 PM   #89
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Not even close to an ultra runner. Only done a half-marathon a couple years ago but I want to do a full marathon sometime soon.

I was living in Colorado Springs for a few years and did numerous fun runs. I finally had time to do the Bolder Boulder last year which was a great time! Now that I've relocated East, I want to discover some more events.

Can't slack, need to keep running!

Anyone know of any upcoming runs?

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:43 AM   #90
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hmm.. Virginia is great to run. Ive been down there, also check out the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners. I am part of there club and the host a variety of training and fun runs down in WV. It is worth the drive.
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Not even close to an ultra runner. Only done a half-marathon a couple years ago but I want to do a full marathon sometime soon.

I was living in Colorado Springs for a few years and did numerous fun runs. I finally had time to do the Bolder Boulder last year which was a great time! Now that I've relocated East, I want to discover some more events.

Can't slack, need to keep running!

Anyone know of any upcoming runs?
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