Sunday, March 28, 2010

Umstead 2010

More to come..... but to sum up, had a good run, and finished the 100 in 27:49
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Umstead 100

100 miles. 48 Hours from now, I will be somewhere approaching 100K.

It's looking like the weather will be close to perfect, 63F and dry. I'll take that, but would probably prefer an another 10 degrees.

Tomorrow, I'll be packing before heading up to the park around lunch time, and I won't leave until it's all over.

I was remarkably calm till, oh, I dunno, about now. Nerves are kicking in big time. I'll try ice cream, perhaps a beer.

Aid station to aid station. Left right repeat. Beware the chair. Eat before you're hungry, drink before you're thirsty,walk before you're tired. Etc etc.

100 miles... it's a long way.

I'll see y'all on the other side.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ellerbe Springs Marathon - Ellerbe NC

I should have posted this a while ago - no excuses, I am a bad blogger.

The Ellerbe Spring Marathon, another Mangum Track Club event, and just like every Mangum race/run I have done, this one was a lot of fun, and as usual, I enjoyed the run and the great company.

About the course - you know, I can't think of any flat parts, there were certainly a lot of hills, and I took  to be good 'power walking' practice.

I managed to negative split the race, which I don't think I have ever done before in any distance, 2:31 in the first half, and finished in 4:58. My third fastest marathon time.

A special thank you to the Dummars - the RD's, MTC and all the special volunteers who came out to cheer us on.

I'll be back  next year.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Daylight Savings Time


I would vote for anyone whose campaign includes "Permanent Daylight Savings Time"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Running Late

Yay, on my way out of the park this afternoon, I noticed that they have changed the "Park Closing" time to 8pm.

As of tomorrow, I will therefore start enjoying the trails after work, as well as the weekends!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Injury Update

On Monday, I went for a follow up visit to the hand doctor. An X-ray revealed that the fractures weren't healing properly, in fact, it looked like the break was getting bigger. The doctor basically gave me one option. Surgery to pin the bones back together.

That happened yesterday - I had never had surgery before, so I was quite nervous. All went fairly smoothly I suppose. Above is the x-ray they took afterwards, you can clearly see the wires (6" nails) that they used to pin it together.

Not sure how long I won't be able to run for - my post-op follow up appontment is next week. I'm guessing no sooner than that, and right now it's pretty painful (even with the vicodin!). Although I am hoping to go for a couple of walks this weekend instead.