I just felt like running

Mountain Mist

Previous WeekRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesSchotz's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageMonth View
Graph View
Next Week
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20072008200920102011
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

Location:

Decatur,AL,

Member Since:

Jan 27, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

New blog at http://runkeeper.com/user/schotz/

Short-Term Running Goals:

2010 Race Schedule:

6/5: Eurocross 5K/8K

7/17: HTC Twilight Run 5K 

8/7: Hot to Trot 8 Hour (Atlanta)

9/18: Hartselle Depot Days 5K

9/25:  Elkmont Rails to Trails 10K 

10/16 Liz Hurley 5K 

10/24: Stone Steps 50K  (Cincinnati,OH) 

11/13: Chickamauga Battle Field Marathon (TN)

12/4: Frosty Freeze 5K (Decatur) 

12/31: Recover 50K (Huntsville) 

Long-Term Running Goals:

http://runkeeper.com/user/schotz/

Personal:

Born 1972 in north central Wisconsin

Married for 11 yrs to very supportive non-running wife. Two children : Fiona, 6 (in picture) and Elliott (2 yrs)

Co-Race Director of  Delano Park 12 Hour Run (www.delano12.com). President of River City Runners (www.rivercityrunners.org)

3 cats and 1 dog (chocolate lab)

In high school, I was an slightly overweight , badly asthmatic J.V. cross country runner.  I enjoyed being part of the team but never excelled.   The summer after my freshman year in college I decided to run a marathon.  6 weeks later I ran a 3:11 at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth (1991) and I was hooked on long distance running where my asthma wasn't as much of a factor. 

 

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Ohana Racers Lifetime Miles: 232.86
Saucony Trail Lifetime Miles: 147.44
Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 69.61
Lunar Glides Lifetime Miles: 132.75
Kayano 16 - 1 Lifetime Miles: 276.41
Kayano 16 - 2 Lifetime Miles: 19.11
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
53.130.000.000.000.0053.13
Kayano 15-4 Miles: 22.13Saucony Trail Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Nice run.   Perfect weather-  40's.  

Kayano 15-4 Miles: 6.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

ran the trails at work.  Listened to Radio Lab.   All about whether non-human animals  can have human like feelings and empathy.  Very good.

Kayano 15-4 Miles: 5.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.200.000.000.000.004.20

Kayano 15-4 Miles: 4.20
Add Comment
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
2.900.000.000.000.002.90

Weather is awesome.  Right around 60.  7:40 pace.

Kayano 15-4 Miles: 2.90
Add Comment
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.030.000.000.000.004.03

easy run at lunch 

Kayano 15-4 Miles: 4.03
Add Comment
Race: Mountain Mist (31 Miles) 05:19:00, Place overall: 29
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
31.000.000.000.000.0031.00

My fourth try at Mountain Mist.  Recent rain and snow made the trail sloppy and slow.  No falls! Amazing for me.   Ran a fast first split to Aid #1.  Once I got into the hills, I didn't have the climbing strength of last year.  My norm is when I start to really breath heavily I switch to walking - I did this much more often.    I normally rely on aid station gatorade for half my carbs and I don't think the HEED they were giving out had much sugar.  It wasn't sweet at all.  By the time, this sunk in I was contemplating quitting at mile 18.  The slipping and rocks were getting to me and I dejectedly started walking.   After several people past me, my friend Jon came by followed closely by a guy and a petite lady in pig tails, pink arm sleeves, and black pleated skirt.    I got the urge to catch up with Jon and I found the strength to get back my stride.  At the aid station, I was still dizzy and uncoordinated.  I slammed two cups of mello yello, two salt tabs, a Gu, and filled my bottle again with the Heed junk.  Jon had transitioned through the aid station fast and told me to catch up.  I made up a 75 yard gap in about 2 minutes and then trotted behind him and a line of 4 others who had passed me during my zombie walk.  I had found my second wind and it carried the remaining 10 miles.  This race is so tough its hard to believe.  Terrible footing in many many spots and stretches.  I feel good about my effort.  My second fastest Mtn Mist.  30 minutes slower than last year. 

Saucony Trail Miles: 31.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
53.130.000.000.000.0053.13
Kayano 15-4 Miles: 22.13Saucony Trail Miles: 31.00
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com