This past weekend Lori and I ran The Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache, AB. CDR was our big race of 2019, and something that I was very anxious about completing. It’s a 125 km (77.7 mi) 5181 m (17000′) Ultra in the Canadian Rockies. It’s known to be one of the more difficult ultras in Alberta (or even Canada?). When I registered way back in December, I wanted something difficult, something that I could fail at. As the race got closer, I was questioning my winter sanity, failing sounded painful, and success equally so.
2018 was to be a comeback year after suffering a few injuries in 2017 that forced me to take more time off running than I wanted (really anything more than a few days is more than I want…) I was also determined to learn from 2017. I was going to be stronger, and more importantly, smarter. This meant, taking days off or cross training more when I had a niggle. It also meant a focus on Strength work. Continue reading “Lost Soul 100k 2018 aka, Less really is more.”
Training leading up to Squamish had actually been ok. Well it had been lousy for so long, and things had started to improve, and my body was responding, which felt good. I ran the Powderface 44k “marathon” on June 30th. After this my left foot was a bit sore, which meant more recovery than I had wanted, but if nothing else, I’ve learned over the last year and a half to give my body whatever recovery it asks for. We went on vacation to my in-laws in July, which coincided well with recovering from Powderface. I took it easy, took a week off running, and got fat (j/k). Continue reading “Squamish 50k Recap”
Last Saturday I ran the Run the Rock 50k in Smith Rock State Park, just outside Bend, Oregon. My hubby and I arrived in Bend on Thursday. We went to check into our VRBO, and realized quickly that I’d messed up the dates on my reservation, we were supposed to be checking in on Friday! Whoops. It turned out to not be a big deal. I quickly booked a hotel room online, and we got checked into our hotel. We had a fantastic dinner out, and a pretty relaxing evening. Continue reading “Run the Rock Race Report”
2017 has been full of ups and downs in running. After starting 2017 injured, recovering and running Boston, I was coming into the summer feeling like I was on an up. I was working with my friend Melissa @ We Run the World Coaching, and exciting for a summer of trails.
I spent 7 weeks injured this winter, I’ve also had a lot of friends who’ve dealt with injury this year, including one of my best running friends. I’ve been reflecting a lot on injury, and how best to survive (mentally and physically) during the injury, and how to return from injury. I wanted to post about some of my lessons and thoughts. Continue reading “Surviving an Injury 101”
So everyone else is all like, here’s my race report from last weekend, and here I am, crap, I still haven’t finished my Boston race report!?!! It’s been half written for weeks, so here goes! I’m not going to do my typical race report with splits, and details like that. I had no real pace/time goals, so the splits don’t matter.