Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's Friday

Well for me it is Friday, (love those 10hr work days). So I was surfing the web (hey it's Friday)and found this video from one of the two races I REALLY want to do soon. I tried to put together a team for the first race this year, but alas no. It goes without mention that a 2011 WS100 trumps all other events:)

#1 Candian Death Race (GOD I love that name).


#2 Speedgoat 50K

Speedgoat takes place at Snowbird in Utah. You'll see from the video that they pack in a lot of climbing and beauty in 31 miles.

check out the video: Speedgoat 50K

Ok so who's game?


Wednesday's Workout

Last night was a GREAT interval workout for the group and I, 4x 1mile OUCH. Instead of the classic flat run or track for intervals we did something different. I threw in a little hill at the end of the interval. So it was mile repeats Ultra style.

For an audio reference this is the sound going thru my head as we started each interval:

The above link is the song from a movie soundtrack, but can you name the actual song?


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Training Group long run

We took the training group up to the Overlook today for a run backwards on the AR50 course. I'm glad we changed from our original plans due to rain. The trail was very wet and muddy, but I know it was better than the WTC course run we had planned. Also everyone got to meet the "Dam Hill" thats the end of AR50. I can't wait hear what everyone thought.

Pictures from today are here: Flickr Pics

I'm going to try using Flickr for large postings. Also in case others in the group want the photos for themselves. I have to get used to the little camera I used, more shots were junk than were good. Pam's puddle jump was the best shot of the day.

I was able to get in just shy of 22 miles. I felt good, but I was a little lite on food. I ran in my new Saucony trail shoes, they ROCK! I will do a review later after I run in them more.


Monday, January 18, 2010


I'm SO happy we're getting some rain, maybe the drought will finally end this year. This weeks Saturday run with the training group should be interesting.

My daughter and I already tried out some snow a few weeks ago, check out the above pic's:


2010 Events

I've posted my 2010 event plans. I have other events planned for 2010 beside those listed. One is a speed hike, Hwy 80 to Hwy 50 in a day or so. I would also like to do a few other short hikes this year. I also would like to do the the Canadian Death Race. I don't think I'll be able to get a team together for this year. It looks like this could be my big 2011 race if another WS100 is out. I turn 40 in 2011 so I'm looking for something big.

I've also made a few changes here and there to the blog, more to come.

On the training front the training team starts hill repeats on Wednesday, OUCH! Time to get serious.


Thursday, January 14, 2010


I've been a blog slacker, but now I'm back. I plan to re-invent the blog to better showcase my Ultra Training group: Fleet Feet Ultra Training. I'll still have other content of my own.

I'm off to a wedding in San Diego, but by Sunday I plan to have the new look up.