2013 Races

Races for 2013

February 22-23 - Ragnar Del Sol Ultra
March 2 - Old Pueblo 50 Miler
April 20 Cottonwood Marathon
May 27 - Sage Burner Trail 50k
September 7 - Imogene Pass Run


AAAAAaarrgh, training on my own

It is so difficult to motivate myself to train alone.  My solution?  Having a bunch of training partners!  It isn't easy though.  I sometimes find myself alone and unmotivated.  I'd like to say I get up and go, unfortunately it isn't always the case.  Today, for example, I got up and dressed and everybody else slept in.  Ooops.  I spent the day in my running clothes doing chores.  Not bad actually.  I looked at my calendar and I had run the last 7 days, so I was due for a rest day anyway.
I got soooo much done!!!  That was great.  My legs feel awesome!  I can't wait for tomorrow.  I WILL run!!  No matter what!!!
That's all I have to say about that.  Do it.  It takes willpower.  I need to find it!!
See y'all tomorrow.


Training can suck sometimes

Training is exhausting.  It is physically and emotionally tiring.  It is supposed to be.  It pushes your limits beyond what you thought yourself capable of.  It makes you want to cry.  You will sometimes feel as though you can't go on, or you're not getting any better.  I have news; you are.  You are getting stronger, physically AND emotionally.  You are pushing your boundaries and discovering what you are made of.  If it were easy everybody would do it and it wouldn't be a big deal.

The unfortunate part of it is that while you are in the thick of it you feel as though you aren't getting anywhere.  It makes you want to cry harder.  Give yourself a chance.  Look back (a year, or at least 6 months)  to see what you've achieved.  Are you running further?  Are you cycling harder?  When you do a 5k run can you do it without walking?  How about that hike?  Are you not as exhausted after a workout? You know you are.  Think positively.  Talk to people you train with.  They know.  They've seen you struggle.  They've struggled themselves while you coached them.  We all go through it.  We all suffer.  We all feel like crap sometimes.  It's OK. Do it...have that pity party..but only for a bit.  Then stop!  Make a list of what your achievements have been.  Take a nap or maybe a day off.  You deserve it.   Cry if you need to.  Then get back on that horse and move.


Untitled by suespeidel at Garmin Connect - Details

Untitled by suespeidel at Garmin Connect - Details
Today's track work out was awesome! It was the very first one I have ever done. Paces were pretty good. Most importantly I now have a base for the future. I am pretty excited to go to Imogene now. I should do pretty well. I placed 58th in my division last year, so this year....who knows. http://www.imogenerun.com/results.asp?YEAR=2010&DIV=F4044
Maybe I can finish in under 4 hours?? That would be great! Gimme more hills M@##$%&*%$ F^%%$#^&!
Over the weekend I did my second long mountain bike ride/race. 63 miles in 6:49. I think that is pretty good for this rookie! Next time I will train.
The best part of the weekend was during the ride when I said, "look unicorns"; Ryan looked and fell over. Two white horses. Ha! Next time he'll think twice about kicking my ass!