My running slacked off so much that I’ve lost noticeable muscle tone in my legs. But I’m officially back in the saddle. Ran back to back 7 milers Wednesday and Thursday followed up by back to back ten milers this weekend. Ten and ten make twenty – pretty impressive weekend. I’ll regain my conditioning in no time.
I did it with these guys – minus Kelly whose on vacation somewhere in the Caribbean. Keith tore us up – the boy has been training for a marathon. Plus Steve and Keith are running in the Wild West 24 hour, 200 mile relay in a couple of weeks. This event consists of a 5 person team and runs non-stop from Ft. Collins to Steamboat Springs. Steve ran it last year and will be tweeting his team’s progress from @sgwolfe #herekittykitty. Last year’s tweets were pretty exciting.
I might run my own little mountain relay in a month – which is why I need to regain my running legs. I entered a contest to be a trail reporter for the Gore-Tex transrockies relay from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek next month. If selected, I’ll run the solo event which is only about 60 miles over three days. And Gore-Tex would pay my $900 registration fee. No doubt I’m too old to get excited for silly contests but I’m really hoping for this to come through.
A lo Hawk said:
Very cool! 60 miles in 3 days? Holy shit! I hope you get it.
Ed Mahoney said:
Yeah, I feel a little silly at just how excited I am over this, but I am. The nice thing about the setup is the second day is a shorter run – allowing recovery. Although the elevation becomes more dramatic each day.
I wonder if they would let you run with a pacer?