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Leadwoman – signed up for Cowtown marathon training

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For Ragnar, I was going to run 4 legs (because we had one runner drop) between 4-7 miles each.  My legs were going to be around 1PM, 9 PM, 4 AM and 11AM.  I needed to get my butt in gear.  So, I joined FWRUNCO’s Cowtown marathon training with Tamara Ogle and Gary Anderson heading it up.  I started with coach Jack in the 10-10:30 pace group and met a great group of new friends and some old ones.

Christmas Tree Run

The missing runner

Saturday Run

The sign up for Leadwoman was around the corner.  All of these parts led up to now.  I off-handed mentioned to LP that if I was going to do Leadville again, I needed to do it soon because kids activities are starting to get hot and heavy.  In a few more years, I would never have the time to train for it and keep my sanity (which I’m not convinced I kept anyways).

First training ride 26 miles

The thing about Leadville MTB, as mentioned before, it’s a lottery.  Even if I signed up, I wasn’t guaranteed to get in.  There were only a few ways that you could be sure you got in.  One was signing up for Leadwoman.  This was lingering in the back of my mind all year.  So much so, I had my first real training ride with Eugene on 11/9. I rode 26 miles that day.  I mentioned to him I was thinking about Leadville again since he had trained a lot with me the last time.  But….the only way I could see getting in was signing up for Leadwoman.  He was all for me doing it again.

 

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