UPCOMING EVENTS for 2016: Puerto Rico Marathon (March), Virginia/Pennsylvania Marathon Double (April), Cedro Peak Ultra 45k (April), Quicksilver 50k (May) NUT 50k (June) Lake Tahoe Trail 50K (July), Cloudsplitter 55K (October)

It's never too late to be what you might have been. --George Eliot

Athena is the Goddess of wisdom and war. In 2005, I declared war on my own bad tendencies: sloth, being fat, compacency, and being too old for adventure. This is the story of how I went from being someone who never stood when she could sit, to being an ultrarunner, marathoner, and triathlete. Along the way I've cried, laughed, fallen, gotten up, lost, won, hallucinated, been dehydrated, DNF'ed, and been DFL.
I also swear. Alot.
"You're never too old to be what you might have been" --George Eliot

Friday, October 02, 2009

Ramping up for 31...38.5.....maybe another 50?


So, this week I've run, lessee...15+4+5+8 = 32. 32. MILES. in a week. I've never done that before. WOW. It's been a mixture of hills, flats, (mostly hills) on blacktop and trails.

And here's the weird thing: I seemed to have turned some sort of corner. I don't know if it's that I got my base back, finally, from being injured and off running for 4 months last winter...or if it's the yoga I'm doing every Monday and stretching and muscle work I'm doing on Fridays. But so here's what happened:

During my third run this week, after the first couple miles, my legs suddenly felt really loose. Not fast. But easy. There was no pain, no stiffness.

Since I've never run 3 days in a row before, I don't know what to make of it. I liked it. Even today, after a week of running 32 miles, I feel good. I feel loose, there's no tired or stiffness in my legs. My feet feel good.

I'm eager to see if it happens again.

Meanwhile, I'm mulling THIS over:

THe cutoff is 15 hours or so. Hmmm. Mull...mull...mull....




  1. That profile looks mean. Which race is it?

  2. Go girl! 32 miles is awesome. And 100 in September? You are rocking your runs.

  3. glad to hear your runs are starting to feel good again luv.

    That's a purty profile ya got there.

    I thought you should go for it....fuck it!


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