Sunday, September 20, 2009

Go West Young Man !!

That is the title of the new video for Kilian Jornet's soon to be record attempt on the Tahoe rim trail. He is doing it next weekend and I so wish I could be there. On that note I am also thinking it is that time to start thinking about if I want to sign up for the Western States lottery. It opens Oct 1st so I need to figure this out soon. Hmm I am leaning towards it at this point.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ripping and Rolling

Well it's almost 4 weeks since the 100 miler and I am feeling pretty good. I have not been getting in big weekly miles, but just getting out there when I am feeling it. So far my longest run has been a 15 miler I did last Saturday on the MN river bottoms with my buddy Nick. I felt real good, in fact I felt better as the run went on so that was good. Other than that run I have had a week with a few easy 7 mile runs. Well that is untill the last 48 hours. Last night I ran with Sonya and I did her workout with her. After a 6 mile warm up we did 15 x 400 at 5:30 mile pace. Now for a guy comming off a 100 mile race I did not think these would feel to good but in fact they did go pretty good. I followed that run up with running with the guys out at the Hyland trails at 6am. Wow two solid runs in like 10 hours. Now thats ripping and rolling kurt style !!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kilian Jornet

So as most people who know me or read this blog much know I am just a bit of a running freak when it comes to following the sport and it's athletes. Well I would like to introduce you to someone who is part of what I call the "new wave" of ultrarunners. What I mean is runners who come to our sport with a incredible amount of foot speed as well as endurance. Runners like the Skagg brothers come to mind. They are re-shaping our sport and the idea of how fast people can push them selves for a long time. With that being said I would like to introduce you to a kid from France who is part of that group named Kilian Jornet. I first heard of him last year. After following him for the last year I find it time for more people to be aware of him. Salomon Running is his main sponsor and has this great page about him and his running goals. I strongly suggest checking out some of these video's and learn more about him. I would love to see him run our Western States 100 some year and see what he could do.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Catching up & more pictures

I thought it was time to catch up on the blog since my Leadville re-cap. Well not much exciting news to report. I took the whole week off after the race which was nice. I was feeling super good but held off the urge to get out for a run, instead had some great bike rides with Sonya as she did her speed workouts. The 2nd post week after (last week) I took the every other day approach. I know from doing these things there can be a big deep down soreness in you that you do not feel at first. My runs felt great. I got in a easy 5 miler one day with Sonya then a great 9+ miler with Sonya, Evan and Nick then I caped the week off with a great 7+ miler on the Chaska trails with Paul. I was super happy with how things where coming !!

Then came Sunday. Man I woke up at 3am i think feeling like hell. After about 10 trips to the bathroom with diarrhea I finally puked my brains out at like 7:45am. This continued like 4 more times during the day. It was not till about 10pm that I felt like I was turning the corner. Man what a day !!! Good thing Sunday was a day off huh.

Now it is Monday, Labor Day and I am feeling good. I am trying to decide if I should take one more day off or not ? I am leaning towards the day off. Heck what is one more day of rest at this point. Well I hope everyone has a great Labor Day and I hope to see you out on the trails soon !!

P.S. here are a few more pictures from my Leadville 100