Sunday, December 07, 2008

OK. So the Mother Road 100 (2) didn't go as well as I had hoped. I didn't do much training for it, so what was I to expect. My training pretty much consisted of a couple 5 mile runs in the summer, a 5 mile walk, and a 4 mile walk. I did a proper pre race carbo load at about 8:00 a.m. of 3 or 4 beers. You can find a picture of my big belly and the rest of me, and my lovely wife Sarah, enjoying a cold pre-race beer at trail zombies blog, somewhere around the date of November 6 or 7, 2008. Sarah crewed for me and my buddy Brian and does a great job. she seems to always know what I need before I even have to ask. She is the best. She also picked up another runner to crew for that had no other crew and was running the same pace as me, so we were running together for a number of miles. Even after I had dropped and my friend Brian had dropped, our adopted runner Michelle was still going, and Sarah was still taking care of her.

It is probably a miracle I made it 42 miles with my considerable lack of training. I was probably not going to make the 50 mile cut-off time (although there was some confusion as to what the cut-off time actually was) so dropped at mile 42. Going to start back at the basics of running again. I am going to do my best to get out with the Runners World Store training group as often as possible and see if I can get a decent time at the Oklahoma Memorial Marathon in April 2009.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all who happen by this blog. Here's to a fine 2009!! Cheers!


At 1:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 5:08 PM , Blogger T Z said...

Hi Steve. Glad you're coming out to run with us. If you want, I can link your blog to the RunnersWorld blog, and you'll have a BUNCH of readers.

At 10:43 AM , Blogger Bobby said...

42 miles without training. That's impressive to me. Welcome aboard.

At 8:50 PM , Blogger JeffO said...

Hey, it's way better to have tried and failed than to not try at all. 42 miles is still a very long ways.
Look at it this way - it was 67.6K
It was more than 1.5 marathons.
If you can do that without ultra-training, then think what you can do with it!
Matt Carpenter never ran more than about 35 miles training to break the LT100 record. So it's the quality, not th4e quantity that counts.
Races are just an excuse to keep livin' and lovin'!
Great job.


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