Monday, May 2, 2011

UltraRagnasty!

Signed up for Grandma's on June 18 and Ragnar as a 4-person ultra on August 19-20, which means I'm officially registered for everything on my 2011 Race Schedule!  Pretty insane, actually.  I really didn't think I'd get to all of these this year.

Two weeks until the Ice Age 50, and again I feel like I'm coming in undertrained.  Las Vegas last weekend and NYC this weekend has stolen my long runs.  12 miles last week and 22 this week (if I don't run tonight) means I'm coming in really, really low.  I'm going to have to push a 30-35 mile long run on Tue and then taper.

Anyway, even though NYC killed my weekly long run, I still got in a nice little jog through Central Park yesterday, which was especially fantastic because the weather held to upper 60's and sunny compared to the 30's and snow that MN was feeling.  

Break at the Great Hill in Central Park!  Yep, I've got Alicia's socks on.
In any case, I'll be running Ice Age with my little brother, Andy, who's been traveling for work basically nonstop since January.  Seeing that he's the one that got everyone in my family into running, and that he was my main running partner until my big injury in December, I'm uber excited to finally get to run with him again.



Ragnar in August is going to be a lot of fun, too.  192 miles from Winona to Minneapolis split 4-ways between me, Andy "I get runner's turrets after mile 20" Sandor, Greg "I ran a marathon cold" Smock, and Jordan "I'm a 2:45 marathoner and just kicked the shit out of my first 100-mile race" Hanlon.  Last year I was on a team of 12 (2 groups of 6) and had a really great time.  The only thing that even kinda sucked was having half of your team off somewhere else most of the time.  Having one group this year should really make that better.  Plus, this is a really great group of guys to be stuck in a suburban with for 2 days.


Crazy UltraRagnasty Plan
Leg
Runner
Distance
Difficulty
Rating
1
3
13.9
Very Hard
7
2
4
13.3
Hard
6
3
1
14.9
Very Hard
7
4
2
11.5
Very Hard
7
5
3
10
Moderate
4
6
4
7.9
Moderate
3
7
2
14.8
Very Hard
7
8
4
11.1
Moderate
4
9
1
13.8
Very Hard
8
10
2
8.6
Moderate
4
11
3
9.1
Moderate
3
12
4
8
Moderate
3
13
1
7
Moderate
3
14
3
7.6
Moderate
3
15
1
12
Hard
6
16
2
9.7
Hard
5
17
3
8.7
Moderate
4
18
4
10.3
Moderate
4
Total
192.2
Runner
Distance
Difficulty
Rating
1
47.7
Very Hard
24
2
44.6
Very Hard
23
3
49.3
Hard
21
4
50.6
Hard
20

 
Even though the course map says "196.2 Miles," the individual legs add up to 192.2 miles.  Either way its a great time!

Weekly totals (April 18-24) (in Vegas, post Trail Mix):

Mon - Off
Tue - 7.3 miles to Harriet in 1:19 (w/Alicia)
Wed - Off
Thur - Off
Fri - Off
Sat - 4.75 treadmill in Vegas in :40
Sun - Off

Total - 12 miles in 1:59

Weekly totals (April 25-May 1) (in NYC):

Mon - 7.5 miles @ Minnehaha in 1:05
Tue - Off
Wed - 4.25 miles @ Nokomis in :40
Thur - Off
Fri - 2 miles @ Central Park NYC in :20 (w/Alicia)
Sat - 8.66 miles @ Central Park NYC in 1:30 (w/Alicia)

Total - 22 miles in 3:35



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