Slow and Steady

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Monday Motivation: Final Event

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
~John Muir

I did it. I have found a running partner for my December month event. I was a little disappointed last week when I realized I was not going to finish an actual event this month. I had not started 2010 with the intention of doing one event a month, but as time passed I realized I had unintentionally been logging an event a month. This month I thought I would seal the deal with a holiday run, but the weekend the local runs were occurring, I got called into work and I thought my chance was gone. Saturday night at dinner my husband's cousin, and fellow runner, said she would do a 10 mile trail run with me Sunday the 26th. Sure it is a 2 hour drive I'll have to set out on at 5am, but totally worth it. I love a good trail run and I love achieving goals. Wish me luck, the elevation gains on this one is a little more that I am used to.
Distance Elevation Gain Single Track Fireroad Asphalt
7mi 1,900' 21% 64% 15%
10mi 2,740' 26% 65% 9%
20mi 4,390' 32% 50% 18%
50 Km 7,130' 30% 55% 15%

10 mi
Elevation Gain: 2,740'
(Per Avocet Altimeter)

The big bonus is I didn't have to do the egg nog 1 miler a couple days ago.

Thankful Three
  1. For a 4 day work week. I have 6 days of work to do, so it isn't helpful exactly, but I will enjoy the long weekend
  2. For being done with the cookie exchange commitment
  3. For my kindle, I am starting In defense of Food by Michael club pick


Jamoosh said...

Look at you, blazing a trail the day after Christmas. Best of luck!

Christi said...

Have a great race!

BrianFlash said...

Just seeing that elevation chart makes my legs wobbly. Good luck!

Tricia said...

have fun!