This race represents my first repeat course from year one. I was really excited to see what my experience and training habits have done for my performance. 1,641 more words
I couldn’t help but ponder this question last Sunday as I ran the PA Grand Canyon Marathon. For someone running at my pace marathons and childbirth arguably take about the same amount of time; they both entail grueling pain; and, they both entail months of anxiety leading up to the final event. 422 more words
Sudety MTB Challenge
Stage 2 of Sudety was billed as the ‘easy’day, attracting a rating of 3 on the 1-6 scale (although with no stages below 2, or above 5, it’s a strange scale!) Stage length was longer than Stage 1 at circa 67km, but with a little less climbing. 219 more words
Today’s stage was meant to be relatively straightforward on paper. A 90km stage with just under 3,700m climbing, made up of 2 main climbs, one double peak taking you to 1,500m, down a bit then back up to 1,700m, then a long descent before the big 1,800m climb to 2,500m or so. 988 more words
1lb loss; 40lb total; 18lb in 2014
Oh my word.
I thought I would leave the report for a day or two to sort itself out in my head. 3,063 more words