Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pigtails 50K 2009

This will be an amazingly short post. I just spent five hours in front of the computer reading and grading in my online course and I need to step away from the keyboard for a while.

I ran the Pigtails 50K yesterday, improving on last year's time by two minutes. Not quite a PR though, the first year I ran it I was six minutes faster. I'll blame rain and muddy, muddy trails for the slower time yesterday. I felt great the whole time and really enjoyed it. Yesterday's 31 miles topped my week out at 52.5 miles, and I got up and ran four miles at a decent pace this morning. I think all my hill training is paying off, and I also think my Pac Rim training is progressing well. I seemed to be back to normal energy levels this week. That's it! I'm getting off the computer for a while...maybe I'll go read the Sunday paper...

9 comments:

Anne said...

50K, 52.5 miles, in one week?!! I am speechless...so inspired!

Joe said...

The fact you felt great the whole time is THE victory!! Very cool...glad you enjoyed it.

On-line classes can sure make the eyeballs buggy!!!

Enjoy your week!

Wes said...

enjoying 50K is quite the accomplishment :-) Have a great week!!

Sarah said...

Feeling great and having fun is what it's all about!

olga said...

I am with Sarah. That's why we do it, right? :)

jessica said...

You did great out there and we sure did have fun!
I really did have a good time and can't remember the last time I had 7 hours to talk with a friend =)

lizzie lee said...

Brave!!!

Darrell said...

5 hours grading papers, yikes. The 50K was probably eaasier. A few minutes one way or the other is darn consistent for the longer distance, I think.

iJuls said...

Darrel has a point. Although I don't know if I could do either. Congrats once again on your latest accomplishment. You Rock!