Thursday, March 30, 2006

Ready for Yakima River?

It sounds like half of Washington and most of the Marathon Maniacs will be running at Yakima this Saturday. While I have picked up my mileage from January and February, I am still no where near marathon or ultra running shape. Hopefully, all the pavement won't beat me up too badly. I know I will enjoy the scenery and getting to see a lot of familiar faces.

Guess-timated time for the marathon? 3:25 or ~7:50 pace. We shall see.....

Monday, March 20, 2006

Chuckanut goes better than expected

Prior to the start of the Chuckanut 50k Posted by Picasa

I wasn't sure if I would even be able to run at Chuckanut this year. On Thursday, I landed on the side of someone's foot when playing volleyball and turned my ankle pretty well. Friday the ankle felt a bit better and Saturday was better yet, so I figured I would give the run a go. 31 miles would certainly provide enought time for the ankle to loosen up, right? The fact that I had a total of 39 miles logged in January and 34 for the month of February would just mean I was well tapered for the race.

I went into the run just wanting to enjoy myself and spend time with friends on the trail. I was able to do that and still run a respectable time. The weather was perfect and I was simply tired at the finish. No undue ankle pain. No injuries inflicted on the run. All things considered, a great day.