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Nov
22

Eve-ville 100 – The Final Training

I failed to mention the part about how I’d taken 10 days off of training (other than the 14er).  I called coach Steve panicking and not having the least bit of clue how to pick back up.  After 10 days off, I just picked right back up where I left off and followed the schedule he gave me.  This may only be the 2nd time in my life I’ve followed 100% what a coach said.  Except, I added one thing.  I...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – August Days Before the 100 MTB

Sometime in May or June, I started getting invited to my bestie’s 40th birthday in Florida the weekend before Leadville MTB.  I completely ignored all the invites and fun being planned because there was no way I was going.  I watched all the posts in the birthday group for months moping around that I was going to miss it.  As it got closer, it was almost like I needed to go.  I needed to get away. ...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – Muleshoe Bend 60k (7/13/19)

I stayed at Coach Steve and Kat’s again for my second night race attempt.  The funny thing is my stubborn ass did not buy a new headlamp. I honestly can’t tell you if I just forgot, didn’t have time, or what happened.  Sometimes, I think I just didn’t want to buy anymore things at this point.  So, I kept trying to convince myself that maybe, just maybe, with everything else right, it will...
Nov
22

Leadwoman – July 2019

                  In July, I ran ~161 miles and rode ~423 miles.  This is the month things really started to fall apart in my personal and work life. I was no longer useful at home.  I was brain dead all the time.  I was forgetful.  I was sooooo tired.  I was going to bed at 8:30 right after I put the girls down.  LP and I never saw each other because...
Nov
15

Leadwoman – Pedernales Falls 60k (6/22/19)

The following weekend, I headed down to Austin with the girls to race and stay with Coach Steve and his wife Kat again.  We talked a lot that weekend about what the rest of training should be like.  I was supposed to race a night race that weekend. LP was going to have to drive down after work that Saturday to come get the girls from the race and take them back to Steve and Kat’s.  But, Uncle Steve...
Nov
15

Leadwoman – 24 Hours in the Canyon (6/1-2/19)

The first weekend of June, I loaded up the girls and we went to Palo Duro Canyon for 24 hours in the Canyon.  This was a bike race.  I had done 6-hour event 3 years ago and won.  By a pretty big margin actually.  I was not in as good of shape on trails this time around so my goal was to ride 6 hours first day and 6 hours the second day.  As the name indicates, you can ride for 24 hours straight if you...
Nov
15

Leadwoman – June 2019

In June, I ran ~161 miles and rode ~342 miles.  By June, my running body was feeling better and I got my running mileage back up.  This meant less time on the bike though.  It was such a balancing act.  June was a series of back-to-back traveling to do events. And lists.  Lots and lots of lists.  For camping, for road traveling, for plane traveling, for racing.  Even with all the lists, I still...
Nov
15

Jemez Mountains 50k (5/25/19)

On memorial day weekend, instead of going to a party I’ve been to for at least 7 years straight, I packed the girls up and we headed to New Mexico for a 50k.  This was a key race for me since it would be my first at altitude.  We overnighted in Amarillo.  At this point, my stress levels were just continuing to increase.  I had very little time to do anything but work (some) and train (a lot).  So...
Nov
15

Leadwoman – May 2019

            In May, I ran ~126 miles and rode ~523 miles.  In May, I was still having some pain running (hence, the lower run mileage).  My yoga studio was going to be closing down so I wouldn’t have that anymore.  My warming up before running religiously evolved into dynamic stretching also.  I was stretching in the shower.  Stretching during breaks at work.  It...
Nov
15

Leadwoman – April 2019

In April , I ran ~132 miles and rode ~302 miles.  April was really tough for some reason.  Oh wait, it couldn’t have been the 2 travel races, wedding and traveling for a conference.  It was the first time I missed some workouts just because I didn’t feel like doing them. It started with 3/31 and not wanting to trail run and that bled over to 4/1 and 4/2 where I just took days off. I also...
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