Friday, November 25, 2011

One week, It's Go Time

I can't believe I am just one week away from the North Face 50 mile EC in San Fransisco. When I set out those 16 weeks ago to train for this race as a good way to go out 2011 it seemed so far away. Even with a few weeks of training under me it was so scary as that self doubt that sets in after not racing for so long. Can I make it work? Can I run the way I used to run? I stand here now knowing that I did all I can and in the process made myself a better runner and found that love deep in my heart for the trails. I look forward to the race and what it will toss at me. I will do my best and use this as a springboard to my 2012 season. I am ready, Bring it!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Building the Perfect Beast

Man what a great few weeks of training it has been since I last did a blog post. Have you ever had those times in your running life where with each run you can feel yourself getting stronger and stronger and you frankly just do not want to stop. Well after a long time passing with none of those feelings, I have finally come into a nice patch of those runs. Man what a feeling!

It has been so nice to go out on the run and just feel smooth with each step, strong on the uphills, fast on the downhills. It is a time where everything seems like it is in slow motion. I know that times like this do not always last forever so I will keep my fingers crossed and keep plugging forward as I know Dec 3rd and the North Face 50 mile is not to far away. No matter what happens the journey so far has been fun and it has been a great fall running lot's of new and old favorite trails with my buddies.

By the way who knew that Battle Creek Park in St Paul had so many trails and so so many hills! Thanks Aaron that was one hell of a last 20 miler in the training cycle. Happy Trails people.