Thursday, November 26, 2009

Keep on running

It's been 100 days since I last missed a day of running and since I ran this morning it is now 101. Over the years I have had a few running streaks, the longest being just over 4 1/2 years. I never plan them they just happen and on they go.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

2 mile races

Last week I kind of jogged the 2 mile race in 16:29. It had been a late night and I was not feeling so great, but once again it was a chance to run faster than I do during the week.
Today was a little different, though cold. I did not feel like I was running fast and in fact was quite comfortable, but my time was 15:36. Which I am happy with at this time of the year. This is now 89 days straight and in a few days will hit the 3 month mark.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

World Trophy 50k Championships

I became friends with Amanda Stickel in February of this year and was lucky enough to see her run in the US Nationals 50k championships on a very cold day in March, in New York. She finished 3rd in New York, her first real ultra race. She has battled with an eating disorder and a lack of self confidence, but through all this she has continued to do the one thing she loves strongly and that is run.
This past weekend in Gibralter she ran in the IAU World Trophy 50k Championships, in conditions completely opposite to those in March. For a brief time she ran in second place, behind the leader and eventual winner of this race and the one in March, American team mate Kami Semick. She would eventually fade back into 5th place ( second American woman ), in a very respectable time of 3:52:38. Certainly showing the World that she belongs there. Congratulations Amanda! Job well done.