Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ultra Training in the Snow

Yeah, yeah, yeah... :) I haven't posted any news lately with my training and I guess people really do care about how it's going. Actually, I've been keeping up with my training very well lately. I've reluctantly moved back to 3rd shift over the last few weeks which translates to "I've been busy as hell". Regardless, I'm finding time to get my runs in and I'm still doing pretty good with my pushups. The only difference is that I'm only squeezing in my training where I can. Last night (for example), I ran 5 miles on the treadmill @ 3am. The night before that, I did 3 miles at 4am.

I had a "Blackhand Gorge Sunday" this past weekend. This is where I ran from my house down to Blackhand Gorge, and then hit every trail that Blackhand Gorge had to offer, and ran back. When I upload my workouts to BuckeyeOutdoors, I'll update my post with a link to the map. I went out trying to do 20 miles, but bonked about mile 13 and called it a day after only 17 miles. I hadn't been sleeping good before my run, so I think that had something to do with my performance.

The best part about my run was that it was freezing cold, so when I got home, my girls all gathered around had fun playing with my beard. It was a huge block of ice and they thought it was the coolest thing. :) Even though I bonked early, it was a good training run for me. I really got to see how much work I have yet to do before MO.

I'm scheduled for 14 miles tomorrow and 8 on Sunday. Oddly, I'm looking forward to them both.

2 comments:

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

There ya go Lucas!

Nick said...

I was at Blackhand Gorge today. How funny is that?
I am just now catching up on my blogs and saw this post.

The trails out there were a little miserable when it came to trying to run them. If it was a little colder or a lot less chewed up then it would have been great.