I absolutely love seeing @stenzeliron and my kids at the finish line! Dances with Dirt 50K was a beautiful race with some long climbs. I felt really great until my stomach started cramping pretty close to the end. I quickly realized I had missed taking some of my Endurolytes earlier in the run. I took my Endurolytes hoping it wasn't too late and I wouldn't have to walk to the end. The cramping calmed down and I got my stride back. Such a fun weekend. I got to do a long run with friends, spend the weekend camping withy family and I won a new coffee mug to keep at work! #bestweekendever#familyfirat#trailrunner#trailrunning#hammernutrition#finishline#danceswithdirt2018#devilslakewisconsin
I headed out this morning to take advantage of break in the temperature. Looks like I wasn't the only one enjoying the morning!
Interestingly enough, this fella couldn't have cared less about my presence. If I wouldn't have stopped to catch my breath, I wouldn't have seen him! He's tricky to see in the first photo.
It’s all in the hips.
Granted this stride was a few minutes post cool down and I was tired and stiff, I can still see that I have limited flexibility in hips. My left glute especially needs to loosen up to allow my left leg to pop forward a little quicker and both my hip flexors need some more ROM as well. Just gotta keep working at it day by day and do what I can...
14 total today. I had a somewhat lofty goal of 8 @ goal MP which proved to be too much for me in the heat. I averaged 5:15 for 7 miles and I’ll take it. It’s all going into the fitness bank and we’re still a LONG way off from December. Gotta keep aiming for some lofty workout goals if I want to achieve the lofty marathon goal...
Really cool review from Steven, an experienced and competitive 100M ULTRA RUNNER on his way to WV for 7 days of trail running.
We are often asked why we made a pack for short runs. The answer is that we have never met a runner who only runs long. Steven is a fantastic example. Read on...
FITLY by @ultra_kel “I was given this mini run pack a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been using it a lot since then.
As it doesn’t have a dedicated place for a bladder, it’s more of a short run, pack. That’s not to say you can’t fit a bladder in it.
It has a lot of pockets, one is a dry pocket for your phone/music device and the others are for whatever you want. It has 2 semi stretchy pockets at the front. Great for Gels/Supplements etc. If you have small gel bottles, you should be able to fit them in the front pockets.
It’s very light and very breathable. I hardly notice I’m running with it.
Another great feature is the clip at the front. It's both magnetic and angled teeth. So far it has never come undone while wearing it.
Other uses I found this pack useful for, Stand Up Padle Boarding and Theme Parks. It’ll easily fit your wallet, keys, phone etc and you won’t notice it!
A few other features:
Bilateral Clever Adjust
Silent Zipper Tabs
Safety Reflective Stripes
And all this for around $79
So what are you waiting for? “
What a great day competing at aquabike world championships. It was probably one of most fun times I’ve had racing, I was felt totally relaxed before and just enjoyed the whole experience. The atmosphere was great, riding through some of the little towns around fyn was amazing, they came out and made some noise for us. Always an honor to compete the with Usa flag on my uniform and against the best in the world. The best part is always seeing the friends I’ve made over the last few years of racing and making new ones. We are all amateur athletes, we pay our own way to get here, pay for our uniforms and equipment and spend long hours and early mornings training all for the love of the sport.
7/14/18: here it is, my comeback race at last! 2:47:55 put me, at age 71, in the top half of female finishers of all ages. Had fun, exceeded my goals, and had not one more drop to give at the finish line. That makes a good race and qualifies me for the age group Nationals in Cleveland next month. #hammernutrition all the way! Not to leave out #runningrewired
I don’t always climb Mt Evans, but when I do.....I put new brake pads in!!😳😳 Was on a really good pace, then legs kinda died from mile 15-22 (mile 28 is the top 😳), then as I got to Summit Lake for the steeper last 5 miles Mother Nature was saying no but my legs came back around and I was able to ride pretty hard the rest of the way!!! BTW, this is a super rough descent with huge frost heaves and tire blowing holes for the top 10 miles or so....really glad I run tubeless!!