Thursday, May 24, 2007

Running Above the Clouds: Guads 2007

I went out to Guadelupe Mountains National Park in west Texas for a weekend of long runs across the park with 25 runners from the Rouge Trail running programs or from HCTR. We drove out on Thursday, leaving at 6:30 am and arriving around 3pm. The first night our cook fixed up a meal with choice of grilled salmon or steak, ...Read the rest of this post...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

My Longest Weekend

My training plan called for a 24 mile trail run on Saturday, followed by the Maze 30K on Sunday to get some back-to-back long runs. Instead I substituted the 90 mile Shiner G.A.S.P bike ride on Saturday from Austin to Shiner, TX. Is a 90 mile bike ride sufficient to make up for a 24 mile trail run?

The Shiner G.A.S.P. Ride

On this ride I learned the same lesson that Lance learned at the NYC marathon. I did not respect the distance and it kicked my ass. ...Read the rest of this post...