A DNF and then some Pacing

Things went a little south at Javelina 100. It got hot, I didn't take great care of myself and ended up calling it at 100k. Overall a positive learning experience but of course fell well short of my desired outcome. The good new was that because I dropped I was not as beat up as I would have been and was able to pace my buddy Tommy at the Ozark Trail 100 for about 20 miles the following weekend.

Happy to see him get the win! He told me he was going for it and even though he was feeling less than his best, he gutted it out and got it done. Below are a few shots taken along the way.

Training and Leadville Coverage and Pacing


What a whirlwind that last few weeks have been!  Training has been going really well and my fitness is fairly high right now.  The week of August 5th ended with 71 miles and some solid speed work with my turnover really coming around. I may be running faster than I ever have as some of my mile repeats have landed consistently in the 5:45 range with a 5:31 coming at the end of a workout.  I guess I need to run a 5k just to see where things sit. Last week was a rough one.  I was in Chicago for a conference where I was pretty much booked up from early morning to late night.  Getting in anything medium to long during the week was out the door so I did what I could living out of the hotel.  A hill workout on the treadmill, a fast cruise with my buddy Caleb along the lake front where we averaged about 6:40s and I didn't feel like dying.  That's a far cry better than when we used to run together a few years back.  I squeaked out 16 miles during the week, then took to Leadville for a little pacing and race coverage with iRunfar over the weekend.

I started with this out my windows on Monday



and ended up here on Friday



I hung with Meghan for the first part of the race and had a great time helping out, laughing, and taking pics for the race.  Then waited at the turn around for  my runner to come in to do a few pacing sections where I climbed Hope Pass and then did the last 13.5 from May Queen in.  It was my runners first 100 but we got him in with 28 minutes to spare! Nice job  Randy, way to keep pushing!!

Below are some various pictures throughout the weekend.


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Training Update April 1 - 7

Continuing to improve and gain endurance with a little more pep in my step. I landed my 2nd 60 mile week in a row with 170 over the last 3.

This week was pretty light for weekly miles but I more than made up for it this weekend pacing my buddy Tommy at the Potawatomi 100 in Pekin, IL. He landed first place and the second fastest time ever on the course in 19:33.xx. A great day for him and I was just glad to be a part of it. It is an amazing thing to see just how deep someone can keep digging when it seems like there is nothing left. I paced 40 total with him. 50-70, took a break from 70-80 to refuel and be rested enough to make sure I could keep pushing him the last 20 from 80-100.

Monday - 4.3 easy trail Tuesday. - 4 easy road Wednesday - 5.4 progression Thursday - off Friday - 7.1 sunny road miles Saturday - early a.m. Sunday - 40

Total - 60.8 miles in 11:47

(pics) Potawatomi Trail Runs

Some pics from my weekend pacing at the Potawatomi Trail Runs.  It's a little bit of everything: my friends John, Greg, and Jen and Tommy running, my daughter and John's daughters playing and enjoying the day, and me pacing. John (white hat) took 3rd in the 50 in 8:30

Greg completed the 50 and enjoyed every bit of it

Jen won the 50 for the women in 10:30

Tommy (green shirt) won the 100 in 20:16