- Speed work is rarely fun, but doing speed work after a month off is like trying to catch a greased pig
If I ever were to go the other way, Matt Damon. Hands down. Even when he gains like 50 pounds for that zoo movie. RAWR indeed.
- I’m running these 800s 10 seconds off of my mile PR. I need to run another mile all out as soon as possible
- There is no way that I could focus specifically on ½ mile 800 or any short distance running. Just like Ron Jeremy, I’m not built for speed, I’m built for distance
|This is what qualifies as a "trail" in Zion|
Running 100 miles is interesting. It is just far enough that it is nearly incomprehensible for my little marathon mind. Frankly, all that I know is that time doesn’t matter, you get to eat junk food while you do it, and basically your feet shrivel up and fall off during. Where do I sign up!?
That said, I was cheering on Suann @ Suann on the Run while she ran the Zion 100 in UT. The scenery was gorgeous, but unfortunately in this case “gorgeous” meant “impossibly tall mountains that oh by the way you have to climb up and how about let’s make it also 95 degrees with no shade”. Again, where do I sign up?? Unfortunately, Suann had issues with her knee and feet and “only” completed 100k. As in, 62 miles!! Freaking amazing.
I honestly do have the bad idea bear sitting on my shoulder telling me
The same day, blogger buddy, real life buddy, and runner that I coach hosted a fun run with some of his coworkers. Never one to pass up an opportunity for free Capri Sun pouches in goodie bags, I was all in. It was one of those events that was just a few friends getting together for a quick run around the neighborhood. I like those kind of events.
I had ran 14 hot sweaty miles before, so it was a nice way to stretch my legs and chat about summer race plans. If anything, it got me thinking about my own fun run - the Sweat Your Thorns off 5K! Stay tuned for details on that!
Jeff and his posse of female runners
Ok, seriously I don't have a big head
I REALLY want to think that these were little kids medals