I ❤️ Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run.
Run streak days: 2,864-2,866.
Excitement. Pain. Bliss. Frustration. Hope. Heartbreak. Wonder. Sadness. Grit. Perseverance. Love. Gratitude.
All of the feels through ~260 total miles with “bonus miles” on two occasions plus a course reroute with extra miles in the snow for good measure. 😜🙈 A well-executed, moderately-paced first half had me in 2nd place and in a strong chase pack after 105 miles. Shortly after, I would fly past a hidden trail turn off of a downhill fire road. It was a course-marking error at a critical junction where a “turn arrow” and “wrong way” sign after the turn were both missing. The result was a couple hours of wasted energy, frustration, and emotional fatigue.
However, it was two injuries that would ultimately force my hand: a high ankle sprain around mile 25 and then a shin muscle strain/tear on the same leg early in the first night. I landed awkwardly on an oil slick after leaping over a stream, hyperextending my foot beneath my leg while trying to rebalance. Looked like yoga, but I can assure you it was not.
The ability to push off and land with any speed on flats and downhills due to the ankle/shin had graduated from excruciatingly painful to debilitating. I had no choice after the half-way aid station at Shay Mountain but to let go of my sub-60 hour finish goal and slow run/hike it in... 😔
But, I didn’t give up. And, I’ve so many stories and moments to share... Congratulations to all finishers and thank you to my AMAZING crew Greg @gregknottlemond and Katey @kateykainani as well as my family, friends, volunteers, sponsors, @destinationtrailraces - I’m so lucky and grateful for your love and support! ✌🏼❤️😊🐰🌱 #moab240#finisher#200isthenew100#moab#utah#nevergiveup#dreambig#zerolimits#doepicshit#keephammering#furtherfasterstronger#finishline#ultramarathon#ultrarunning#extremesports#ultrarunners#runitfast#runsteepgethigh#rwrunstreak#dirtbagrunners#instarunners#medalmonday#running4thosewhocant#neverstopexploring#muirenergy @muirenergy
Part of being a successful runner is surrounding yourself by people who can push you to the next level. Who also support you in reaching your goals and then again, take time away from their families to pace you during a rainy and wet marathon. Without these two I would have easily added 5 to 10 minutes to my time in those last couple of miles!! Thank You Kurt and Linda! 🏃♀️🏃🏽♂️🏃🏽♂️🌧💦💪🏼
#medalmonday on a Wednesday! Ironman Louisville...I did not see that day coming in terms of weather, that's for sure! I did see the performance that I was able to put together coming just had to execute on race day. The swim was short, the rain/cold/wind slowed the bike down a lot, and I was so pumped to run that marathon I can't even put it into words. Hitting the finishline at 9:59:33 was unreal and a 1hr and 14min PR. I haven't had the best luck with weather for my 8 Ironman races but I have ZERO complaints about the way this one turned out...on to Ironman Arizona in 4 weeks! #teamzoot
Aus - vorbei - für heuer! Der letzte Laufbericht aus dem Jahr 2018. Auch wenn etwas verspätet, aber ein paar Tage Auszeit haben ganz gut getan.
Leider endete das Saisonfinale letzte Woche ohne zweiten Ritterschlag und 29km früher als geplant.
Beim Taubertal100 wollte ich zum Abschluss dieses Jahres ein erneutes Mal die 100km Strecke laufen und unter meinen anvisierten 9 Stunden bleiben.
Leider haben sich der Fuß und der Magen wohl schon nach dem Loch Ness Marathon in den wohlverdienten Urlaub verabschiedet - somit musste ich etwas zähneknirschend bei km 71 aussteigen. Immerhin reichte es dort zum 3. Platz und somit zu einem einigermaßen versöhnlichen Saisonausklang :) Nach knapp 950 Wettkampfkilometern mit gut 23.500 Höhenmetern und ca. 6000 Trainingskilometern seit Oktober letzten Jahres reicht es mir auch für dieses Jahr.
Jetzt werden erstmal eine Zeit lang die Füße hoch gelegt und das Laufen etwas zurückgeschraubt :) Trotz gelegentlicher Probleme habe ich alle meine Ziele dieses Jahr erreicht - nach meinem überraschenden 1. Platz beim Hexenstieg Ultra im April konnte ich fast alle Läufe im vorderen Drittel zu Ende laufen. Ich habe das Südtirol Ultra Skyrace bei +30° überlebt und die bayrische Tracht bis in die Highlands von Schottland getragen :) All das wäre ohne meine MVP-Laufbegleitung unmöglich gewesen, die mich zu jeder Tages und Nachtzeit überall hinbegleitet hat. Im Auto übernachtet hat, mich gepusht hat wenn’s nicht mehr ging und sich mein tagelanges Gejammer danach angehört hat <3
Genauso meine Family und Freunde aus der Boxschule Dachau - auch wenn ich nicht immer jedem antworten konnte. Die ganzen Glückwünsche haben mich erreicht und mir jedes Mal ein bisschen extra Treibstoff verpasst!
Danke an meinen Trainer Flo, der mich Anfang des Jahres übernommen und fit gemacht hat!
2019 ist schon geplant und beginnt demnächst mit der Wintervorbereitung!
Loving it! - Repost @amanda.elissa.moore
They call it the baby glow. I call it the fit mumma glow ✨🤰🏼🏃🏼♀️ So excited to still be able to be a part of The Medibank Melbourne Marathon and to be able to get through the 10km event.
We ran the first 6kms and power walked the last 4km with @sharonmoore10 by my side. If it hadn’t been for her I would have run the entire course, which at the pace I was running wouldn’t have been the smartest thing! But as they say “Mum Knows Best” and when your almost 6 months pregnant and 61.2kg strong 💪🏼 I was just happy to cross the finish line feeling fit and healthy and extremely happy.
God I love running!
“Go win the damn race” - Grandpa Hooper. This one’s for you 💙.
Notably absent from the @chimarathon weekend were my parents. My mom, who deserves TONS of mad props 😜, has been an unconditional supporter of my passion for running and she has been an integral part in my #marathontraining regimen. Countless Tuesday’s and Thursday’s she would come over and hang with the kiddos so I could run during daylight hours. Always in my corner. And after crossing any finish line, she’s always there with open arms for the biggest bestest hug. But at the last minute, she couldn’t be there for the race because my grandpa, her father, took an unexpected trip to the ER. That is where she needed to be 💙.
I don’t want to get into specifics. But before I left for Chicago, I visited him with Charlotte and he asked, again, if I had won the marathon last year (last year I ran on behalf of the @alzassociation and my grandmother, his late wife). He still thought, for real real, that I had a chance at winning the whole damn race even after I remind him that 45K people along with elites are running too. Didn’t matter to him. “Go win the damn race” he said before we kissed and hugged on our way out. I chucked. Silly old grandpa.
I must’ve replayed saying a thousand times during the race.
We left Chicago early so we could visit him in Hospice. I, of course, brought the medal and told him “I won MY damn race.” He is in heaven now with my grandma 😰🖤.
#realtalk#headupwingsout#medalmonday on a Tuesday #mychicagomarathon#chicagomarathon#chicagomarathon2018#oisellevolée#inspiringwomenrunners#igrunners#oiselleflieschi18#bq#bostonqualifier
Sometimes you're the hammer, others you're the nail. Still a killer effort from @karaleigh104
@karaleigh104 Kind of a bittersweet Medal Monday. The swim was cut short because of a strong current so it was technically not even a full ironman. The weather was cold and rainy all day which made the experience more challenging and a lot less enjoyable. I really wanted to make the podium, but fell just short as 6th F35-39, though I was the 15th amateur female overall (9 of the top 20 women were in my AG). I also wanted to run a BQ, but fell off pace at mile 18 and ultimately missed my qualifying time by nearly 8 minutes. On the plus side, it is over.
To add to my frustration, I realized today that I would've been 2nd in 40-44 and earned a spot at the start line in Kona. Had I qualified, I would have been racing Kona as a 40-44. So that means someone I beat yesterday will be racing the Ironman World Championship in the age group that I would have been competing in. I know that's just how these things shake out sometimes, but it's still disappointing.
Huge thank you to @linzemciver for coming to Louisville and being the best sherpa even in the awful conditions, @darkhorsetri for getting me to the starting line with the fitness to meet my goals (execution notwithstanding), my amazing training partners in the Triangle, and the Snapple Tri Team (@salmingrunningnorthamerica, @rudyprojectna, @clifbar, @zealiosskincare, @xterrawetsuits, @trainingpeaks)
And that's a wrap on 2018. Looking forward to aging up and focusing on "short fast" races that only take about 5 hours in 2019...
#triathlon#medalmonday#ironmantri#imlou#thatsawrap#athlinksignited @ironmantri @trisportscom
Ok so I know it’s not #medalmonday but I’m going to be out of running action for abit and am actually feeling quite sorry for myself. I also have no races booked or planned for he first time since I started running a year and a half ago (omg that feels like forever) in that time progress has been minimal in some ways but this is all down to me and my inconsistency!! But being told I can’t run has definitely made me realise I want to keep going, even if the last one was the toughest yet. 8 medals and counting!!! Really need to find a better way to display them too? #running#runner#runnersofinstagram#medaldisplay#norunningforme#timeout#comebackstronger#determined#whatsnext ?