Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back to old school

Okay so I took 2 months off from the blog. A couple of good runs in there since MMT.

3 weeks after the MMT disappointment I went back to the Shenandoah's for some redemption at the original Old Dominion 100. Wow what a race. lots of dirt roads in the beautiful valley, just enough hilly rocky trails to make you feel it, but not too much to make you hate life. and presto! a nice 5th place finish in 21:20

This was a return to old school running for me.......

1. Drove out the Day before after working a full day
2. Missed pre-run dinner and briefing- ate subway for dinner
3. slept in my car
4- Had no crew
5-Had no pacer
6- did not put out any drop bags
7- carried 3000cals worth of gels,blocks,sharkies with me
8-carried 2 battles and used my Nathan vest
9-nibbled off all the aid tables, but not too much
10-had mild stomach trouble in the heat of the day- backed off the pace and pushed hard again when it passed.
11- bonked a bit after crushing the big hill (miles 75-83- in 2nd best split)
12- finished my 17th 100 in one of my best times.



Gregg said...

I just love how that happens...
my second best half marathon occurred the day after I ran a hard, hilly ten mile workout and my buddy stopped bye and asked if I wanted to run a half marathon the next day. I said yes and presto. Sometimes you just have to run and not get to caught up in the preparation, which is extremely hard to do.
Good job and keep it up!

Bryon Powell said...

Nice work, Loomdog. I hope this means you're back to form... and back to blogging!