Sunday, April 02, 2006

A fantastic two and a half hour training run!

Saturday I woke to the pitter-patter of rain so rolled over and slept another hour until 6:30 a.m. After a small breakfast I suited up and drove over to the neighboring town of Weingarten, or in other words to the nearest hills in our vicinity. I warmed up a little, strapped on my new CamelBak Rim Runner, and started running several loops around the mountain, including three major climbs from the very bottom to the very top (about 165 meter/500 feet elevation difference). During the two and a half hours that I ran I took four 3 minute breaks, approximately every 30 minutes. I guess I ran at least the 22K/13.6M that was on the schedule. The goal was time on the feet, not speed or distance. When I was done I still felt I could have gone much further, so I this was a good sign!

I stopped at our garden club located in the same town on the way home. After changing quick in our garden house, I spent 90 minutes cleaning up the garden before heading home.

At 5 p.m. we went to our neighbors and help celebrate a birthday. The neighbors wife turned 40 and invited over 60 people for what can best be described as a feast! A five course meal with nothing less than massive quantities of food, drink and fun!

We finally made it home about 11 p.m., stuffed like Thanksgiving turkeys and totally beat. I was glad that my 10K race today started first at 11 a.m., but that is another story – stay tuned!

Great job running the mountains! It sounds like a lot of fun.

You guys go to the best parties!

You will LOVE Dean K's book!!
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