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Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekend Update and some running stories

This weekend was so rad !!! I have to first say thank you to my husband who loves me and thinks it is so great I love to run  and doesn't mind watching the kids  Saturday mornings and sometimes  that turns into Saturday afternoon.
I feel like we are deep in training for San Diego 100 miler. The miles are getting longer and the runs harder. It is also getting warmer. This weekend was an oh shit and yeah run weekend. Saturday I was up at 4:30 am and in the car by 5 am to get to the mountains by 7am. I had stop for coffee and a bathroom so the ride turns into 2 hours. I was grateful to be there on time and ready to do the training I find to be the hardest.  The Orriflame suffer fest. We run on the PCT for a couple miles and then down the canyon and then up again. 10 miles down and then back up it feels like so much work coming back up. I think that runs like this are so important for mental training if you are training for an ultra. Doing the long hard runs that scare you are the ones that make a difference. That was my oh shit run.. Then Saturday I had the San Diego half marathon . I love this race it was my 6th year running it. I saw a bunch of The Trail crashers before the race and ended up running with a friend Nartaya the entire race. It was a really easy race and I was so surprised I didn't have a-lot of pain. My legs felt better the farther we got into the race and we talked the entire time about our kids and just ran. We ended up with 2:02 and that was great time. I know we could of gone faster but I think both of us just wanted to run at a good pace. That put me at 70 miles for the week and well on my way to the right training I need to finish SD100 . I hope you had a great weekend and happy trails..

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Pirates Cove 12 hour race review

I arrived at Lake Cuyamaca around 7am. That means I left my house at 5:15 am ( The getting up in the morning part not fun) Once I arrived at the start  I was greeted with a good morning by the legend Scott Mills. That is always a good sign. Then I found my friend Julianne she was my Western States pacer and now my trail sister. This was a loop race so I kinda put out what I thought I would need neat the side of the start line and waited to start. Every thing was well planned and the race went of right on time at 8:am.

It was a 1.7 mile loop. It had a small hill and it was not flat. This 1.7 mile stretch had a lot going on and I was grateful for that. This was not a boring course. My dad came out and ran 6 miles with me less than 3 miles 3 loops. I was having a great day just running in circles and hanging out. I never got tired or down I felt super lucky to be able to spend the day outside surrounded by running doing what I love.
I passed this tree 25 times and it never got old.


 My friend Phillip killing it.
I told you the Lake was showing off. I mean look at this picture. It was so so peaceful and pretty. The only part that sucked about the lake was the freezing wind that was coming off of it.

I just kept going and going. It got really cold about this time but I was running until 8 pm so I knew I would only be in the cold for an hour or so. That made it bearable. 

This was a fun race and I am happy I decided to take part in it. I totally recommend running it maybe with some friends. This would make a great first ultra too. SO much fun !!

My friend Becca sent me a text.. Look I got first female in the 12 hour race !!! How cool is that.  Here is what I learned at this race. cryo therapy worked really well for me. I did it the day before the race it totally helped. I went into this race with 4o miles on my legs and my legs where just tired so yes it helped.
I kept eating the entire race and that worked well. I did hatred down tailwind and it worked great. I also like carbo pro but this time I just used the tailwind and I was fine. There you go !! This weekend is a 22/20 weekend. Wish me luck and have a great week .

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pirates Cove

I was talking to my friend Phillip and he casually mentioned he was running Pirates Cove. I think he is doing the 12 hour run and so I decided it would be a great training run for me too. I have never done this race and it looks like fun. It is a loop course and a bunch of people I know will also be running it so yes I signed up.  I will be going for 50 miles. Time on my feet and I really want to do well at SD100 so practice practice practice.   Have an awesome weekend and I will fill you in the details on my next post.