Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Busy bee

Been way too busy to post. Not much going on in the mountain bike world (my world that is). More later....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Pumpkin Run"

Skipped the Heart of the Highlands for a more local race, the Rutherford "Pumpkin run". Drive an hour for a 20 minute workout or do one that I can walk to? Kind of a no brainer, Right?
Left the house about 9:50 for a 10:30 start.
Joc and I walked down to registration and after a short warm up the gun goes off.

Who's that guy with the freakishly huge legs?
Looking nothing like a good runner.
In the pain cave.
Normally envious, Joc was happy to be a spectator today.

My time for the 3 miles was 17:32 and I finished 6th overall. For the non runners that's a 5:51 average mile. Not bad, even if I say so myself.
Don't get me wrong, this race was painful. Just as painful as the 100 miler but in a different way (a puke in your mouth way).
As I write my legs seem to be getting increasingly sore, think I'll be feeling this one for a while.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Runners high...

The running season is upon us and I have decided to give a 5k a whirl. Haven't put my toes on the line at a running race in a couple years, two years to be exact. As a matter of fact this was the last running race I did. The only thing I can remember from the 2007 race was I got 3rd overall and my legs felt like they were gonna fall off for about two weeks. Seems like good bike fitness doesn't translate to good running fitness and vice versa. The only difference is this time I have been doing some trail runs leading up to this so maybe it won't hurt so much. I'm hopeful I can beat the fairly slow 6'10 pace I set in 2007. I'll be happy just not being crippled on Sunday. Stay tuned..