Min första 100-miler (16 mil) blev Black River Run 2018 i Västerås (22-23 sept). Jag gick i mål som sista tävlande ( #lasthorse) efter 29 timmar och 11 minuter av maxtidens 30 timmar.
Att vara sist in i mål av alla deltagare gav mig en förstaplats i min egen "pannbensklass".
Nu spanar jag efter en lämplig backyard ultra under 2019, och Trosa ser ju trevlig ut. Eller kanske ett 24-timmarslopp? Det kommer i alla fall att krävas ett lite annat träningsupplägg med mer styrka och intervaller än jag kört nu i år.
Vilan efter BRR får bli tre veckors tapering inför Gränsö Ultra 2018 (ca 68-70 km) i Västervik (13 okt).
"I am a believer, I am believer that we shape and create the life that we choose, and I believe that the tool that we have to do that, is our mind" - Kai Greene
The place, this new hotel, has the aura and scent of where my mother lived in her last years. Where I took care of her, where her final conscious moments were. I resented being here; the furniture, the overly dim lights...Really, the space is not bad at all, and both TV's are larger and newer than my own so that's good right? I just didn't want the memory. Not here, not in this quiet.
Skip the run I thought sitting on the couch, it's getting dark. Dinner and a beer, maybe two will blur the thoughts? .
On with the Hokas and out through the decrepit parking lot passing the hole-in-the wall golf bar that was more reminiscent of something on a forgotten highway in Mexico. .
The stripes of freedom along the river lifted me. One curling and sweeping along its shore where the pelotons surged with haste. Another up above on its plateau, perhaps 50ft higher, straight, paved, with a long gradual arc that offered safety to the unsure. And in between, the gravel road that graded up and down with the swells of the landscape.
That was the right thing to do. Now the blood moves, the hormones spin their magic, and the memories go back farther, passed the pain. I will smile a few times this evening thinking of her. And yes, I believe the beers are still in order. .
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“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” Lao Tzu
Another Monday, another day of me running back into the mountains/my bed 😂
Running rest day for me today so a rowing double it is! It's also childhood cancer awareness month so all the yellow & orange on repeat 💛🧡 I was feeling extra thankful today thinking of the first two girl friends I made here in Colorado and just want to send a beam of gratitude out into the world for them - @runitlikerandi & @runner4cake 😊 They welcomed me with open arms and a steep incline at North Table Mountain within minutes of meeting 😂 In all seriousness, these two have brought tons of strong gals together through @womenofrunning & are now taking on @transrockiesforacure in honor of a dear little boy & @runner4cake 's ring bearer fighting his 4th round of leukemia. When we know our why, we can bear any how and these two completely embody that mantra. If your Monday wasn't the greatest, smile & know that the world is full of wonderful people 🧡💛🧡💛🧡
Today short intervals was on the agenda. Had a plan to run on the training ground but chose the pavement instead. Did 100 and 200 m sprints and felt good all along. Then I wanted to try the new Marathon World record pace, 2:53 k/min to see how that would feel like.
Damn, that is unbelievably fast😵 Had to struggle to reach below 3 k/min and just managed 200 m or so.
So full of respect and and admiration for that incredible achievement😳👏🏻
5 k interval run in chilly old Sweden. Autumn’s here, for sure🍂🍁🍄
🇧🇷 - A felicidade da pessoa de ter comprado um rolo de bike pra fazer bike enquanto eu estudo 😂😂
Nunca tenha medo de tentar algo novo, a vida fica chata quando você se limita a fazer as coisas que você ja sabe.
🇨🇦 - My happiness to have an bike trainer to cycle while I study 🤓. Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There’s a snek in England!!! Pssst it was perfect out there.
I'll blame my funky raptor run hands on the jetlag 😂
Back to those thin air mountain runs! It felt so good to get my legs moving after hours of travel though my eyelids felt prrrretty heavy during this one 😴 Thank you guys so incredibly much for the kind words following yesterday's race! It's been a busy summer full of back to back racing and I couldn't be more grateful for the health and energy to give it my best for each of them. No matter what time or result each race brought, it really is a gift to be able to continue to toe the start line. Gentle reminder to not be too hard on ourselves or take things too seriously 😊
Moving forward, I'm pretty pumped to hunker down for a bit and put in some serious work for CIM ☀️ Along the way, I'll be returning the favor to my ever supportive husband @mitchellflippin as his crew/pacer as he takes on Bear Chase 100K and Javelina 100! 🏃🏽♀️5 easy recovery miles this evening & a new week to go crush 👊🏼👊🏼
“For me, races are celebrations of my training.”~Dane Browne
Today I was up early to meet up with 40 other runners for the inaugural Bridge 2 Bridge 50 mile relay around the Delaware River.
My crew is the defending champions from 2017’s #r2c relay.
The weather tries to dampen our excitement today but we would not be denied.
Even after our first runner got lost and put us 15 min back, we kept scraping.
With only 15 miles left there were 3 teams vying for the title and we were in the mix.
As we looked at the competition, one team had faster 2 of there fastest runners scheduled for these last legs and we matched them on one leg, gave ground on the next and then took the lead.
5 miles to go and I have the next to last leg. My PF was manageable for most of my legs but every step now was like a knife in my heel. It didn’t matter we were on the hunt.
My teammate bounded down the path with no one around him, we tagged, and I was off.
For a solid mile I thought I was hearing the footsteps of another runner gaining on me. As I approached my checkpoint, teams had gathered and were screaming to me that she was right behind me. I sucked it up, poured it on and had my fastest leg of the day. Oh, and no one was behind me.
Our team captain took off on the last leg and we drove to the finish. After a few we saw him coming in the distance! He crossed the finish line at 7:02 min and we had won!
We were stunned—we had hoped to be here but after the misstep early...we, and the other teams, thought we were done.
We were all quite wrong! And that’s the lesson of the day. You may think you’re out of it, but I’d continue to push, focusing on what you can do, you may still find a way to succeed!! #rungum#rungumambassador#relayrace#running#run#runner#bridge2bridge#delawareriver#runpa#weightlossjourney#instarunners#runs#runnersworld#runnerslife#runhappy#runitfast#runhappy#happyrunner#runnerscommunity#exercise#cardio#fitness#fit#fitfam#fitnessmotivation#workoutsnap#lasthorse#evolvedtorun#wearethechampions
a year ago, I ran a flat, sea level half marathon in 1:39:27 after two months of hard, half-specific training and came in 3rd female overall
today, I ran a hilly, high altitude half in 1:38:07 with no taper in the middle of marathon training (adding on an extra 6 miles before & after the race so I didn’t miss a long run) and came in 2nd female overall
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Just want to wish you all a great week🍀. Do something that makes you happy, like me here, trail running this summer😍. Molnesfjellet.