Well, round #1 is over….

February 13 2011, 9:26 am

After running 100 miles on the flattest route ever, my body has come to realize 100 miles, really, is not that far.  But I already knew that.  Running a PR on 6 weeks of training certainly has me encouraged for the upcoming season.  There were only a few days training over the past 6 weeks where I averaged a faster pace then my run at Rocky Racccoon.  Yah, I’m encouraged. 

I ran in the new Hoka shoe, the Bondi B.  8.8 ounces, super comfortable, and a perfect shoe for the Huntsville singletrack.  I”m not quite sure where the roots were out there, it was smooth as silk in the forest. For a belated report on that one, click here.

The Bondis are NOW AVAILABLE at Wasatch Running Center here in Sandy, Utah. Time to Fly!

Now almost through winter along the Wasatch Front, the temps today will reach 50+ degrees and bring out some sticky mud and some much needed sunshine.  Maybe I’ll go play some stick (golf) and take a day off of running.

Nothing like a recovery day on the golf course.  In a few weeks I hope to be tee-ing it up in California at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill, but that isn’t confirmed yet.  If I don’t make it there, I’ll be playing somewhere in California on my way to the ruckus at the Coyote Two Moon 100 on March 19th.  Finally a mountain run with 28,000′ of gain.  I’ll take the Bondis out again and see how they respond on some technical terrain.  I suspect they’ll be awesome.  I’ll be looking for my 3rd “win” at C2M, but comp will be stiff (if we even race).  I’ll do some odds on that one when the time comes.

A few notes: 

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And on a sad note, my doggie Binger passed away 2 weeks ago.  He was at my side for 15 years, 4 months 14 days.  I’ve been missing him to say the least.  Hard to believe I lost my child, but he’s in a better place now….sitting here on my desk waiting for me to throw the damn frisbee….. “best doggie in the world”.

Just throw it daddy!