Friday, May 2, 2008

This Week in Running

This week in running was marked by training and, unfortunately, injury.

Brad, just back from a blazing Boston Marathon and PR of 2:40:11, suffered an unfortunate, character-building injury this weekend. We'll let him tell the story in his own words via his blog (addicted2running post), but it looks like he's going to be out for a number of weeks. Staying positive, he's looking to come off the forced rest and hit the fall ultra season with fresh, hungry legs, which means his competitors should be wary.

Mike and Hank scuttled Sunday's triple Carbo plan and instead climbed to the summit and ran the hard-crust snow on the ridge to the single track on the far side of Vorberg, which they ran pretty much down to the muddy gully, then climbed back up and down to the Carbo trailhead. The run highlight was Mike sharing the story of his spelunking dog, who had recently fallen through the snow covering the mine shaft at the summit, and had to spend a cold and lonely overnight but was rescued safe and sound the next morning.

Thursday's speedwork was a solitary but successful affair. Working against himself, Hank actually completed the planned 6 x 1200.

AJW's off on a hairshirt training weekend on the Western States course, beginning his big build-up to the Big Dance on June 28.

Key Upcoming Races
May 24 - Sun Valley Half Marathon; Sun Valley, ID (site)
June 7 - Shafer Butte Endurance Run 52m; Boise, ID (site)
June 20 - Big Horn 50m ; Seridan, WY(site)
June 28 - Western States 100m; Squaw Valley, CA (

Anything to include in this or upcoming editions of This Week in Running? Send your reports or thoughts to We can also send well-wishes on to Brad for those who don't have his email address.

1 comment:

AJW said...

Awesome new blog! I'll post something soon as soon as I dig out of email hell.