Happy Monday everyone, sorry for no post this weekend. It was a toss up between living life and blogging about life, and the living won out. Sorry, blogging!
The first week of my run-every-day-in-November challenge went great. I did in fact run every day, capping it all off with a 15-mile trail run on Saturday for a total of 53 miles the first week. I’m pretty sure this is the most I’ve ever done in a week; I’ve never really been a high-mileage guy. Even during this last marathon training I think I only got up to the mid-40’s.
The Saturday run was called the Feronia Funrunium, put on by the Trail Dawgs, an ultra group near me. It was Greek-themed, so some people wore togas and one wore pajamas. (Greeks wear pajamas, too.) I did the 24K (about 15 miles) version, which had us running along deer trails in the woods and even through an equestrian park, where we had to run back and forth following clues telling us where the course went next, because the Trail Dawgs claimed the ground was sacred and couldn’t be marked. It was actually a lot of fun, and taught me that not only are ultra runners a blast to hang out with, they also have a few screws loose.
But there was nothing weird about the lentil soup and bread provided afterward, or with the Dos Equis I celebrated with. (Or was it seis or ocho equis?) I’ll have to bring a camera on one of these trail runs soon, but just in case you’re interested in pictures of me standing around after the run, here are pictures of me standing around after the run.
Riveting, I know.
I’m a little sore today, more sore than I’ve been after any other trail runs. I took it easy for about the first ten miles and went harder on the last five, finishing in about two and a half hours. This amounts to ten-minute miles, and believe it or not, that felt plenty fast. It’s just so different from running on roads that the times are pretty much incomparable.
And since trail running is about the only thing in my head these days (well that, the baby, and pirates), I wrote a post for Running Shorts about it. So head over there to read my thoughts on trail running versus road running.
Amazing Grass giveaway winner
Just like last time, I used the true random number generator at random.org to pick a winner in the Amazing Grass giveaway. 118 entrants, and the winner is…
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Comment #14 was from CK from divaknitting.com, so CK wins either a tub of Amazing Grass’ Green Superfood or Amazing Meal! More giveaways are always in the works, so even if you don’t give a rat’s ass about what I have to say, at least come back for the free stuff.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday.