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Go Green Olympics and ultra training update

Posted by niemsco on Sep 29, 2008 9:18:43 AM

Saturday I was the official starter at the Kingsley Go Green Olympics! It was a race for kids K-5th grade and basically a short loop course. Kids could sign up for as many laps as they wanted and would get a medal upon completing the event. Basically I just took kids as they came lined them up and blew the whistle to take off. I had a cow bell and was cheering them on. My kid is in the back here:

 

 

It was pretty fun. I was amazed at a few kids that did almost 40 laps, which was close to five miles. The event was two hours long and you could also shoot hoops, jump rope, and some other things, but some kids just ran the entire time or walked. My daughter did about a mile, which was about 8 laps, that was pretty good considering she said she only would do one!

 

So after this, I still had to get my long run in. I decided I would do this run on the treadmill. I ran for three hours while watching football. My legs were a bit aching on Friday so I took it easy. I did some speedwork on Wednesday that I was still paying for. I hadn't done speed work in many months, mostly because of my calf injury back in July. I got about 19.3 miles in and I was stiff. My wife and daughter filled up the pool in the back as it was hot, so I just sat in the cold water after I was done. Achilles stilled ached.

 

Sunday I woke up stiff and wanted to run for 4 hours. I was like.. no way.. too stiff. I was cursing this 50 miler. My daughter had to go to a birthday party and wife had to study, so I decided to take off down the Green bay trail which is where I run. I hit it for 3 hours, then hoped on the treadmill immediately after for another hour. I didn't have enough nutrition for 4 hours, so I decided to do 3 outside and refuel at home and just hit the treadmill to save the legs a bit. Originally I was just thinking 2 hours so I'm glad I got the 4 in. The aches went away as I ran. Got in 25 miles.

 

Overall 62 running miles for the week, 10 more miles than last week. I have one more mega weekend where I'll go 3 1/2 then 4 1/2-5 on the trail I'll be racing on up in Wisconsin. That should be fun, just need to watch out for bears and hunters!

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