BIG running weekend.

This weekend I had back-to-back long runs.  My goal was 55 miles for the weekend but I ended up with less.  During my runs this weekend I experienced freezing rain, icy roads, snow, regular rain, and very cold temperatures.  I also found and discovered lots of very interesting items being out on the road for so long.  I found a family photo that I will post later.  I saw divorce papers, job resume, heroin needles galore, an unbelievable amount of used condoms, probably 50 cd’s, porn videos, regular dvds, drivers licsense, credit cards, credit card statements, bills, money, and a mother load of other cools stuff.  I always look for cool stuff on my long runs.  I never pick it up except for that family photo.  I liked that.  Anyway, here is the stats.

51 miles for the weekend, done in 9:45, within a 28 hour time window.  All is good.  My right big toe hurts like a bitch but it will be better in no time.  This was a 33.5 mi run and a 17.5 mile run


5 Responses to “BIG running weekend.”

  1. 1 Kim
    December 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Amazing…simply amazing.

    can you walk now? Does this amount of running leave you unable to move? OR do you pop Ibuprfren like a drug addict before during and after?? Come now, give me some tips on how NOT to hurt!


    • 2 run4change
      December 13, 2009 at 9:43 pm

      Yes, I can walk. It is actually easier to walk now than it was after running the 33.5 yesterday. It is weird. I almost never take advil and other stuff. It is dangerous to take during as it causes some issues inside that can really hurt you during a run and cause dehydration really bad. I don’t have tips on how not to hurt. It just does. In the ultra-distance, you find that it is all on a roller coaster I guess. It hurts really bad and you might be grunting and stuff but it will get better in a while only that you will find that it will get bad again. But that is a good sign, because when it is bad it is going to get good again……………….

      Endurance is endurance. So much of it is mental and reading your body for injury cues. Getting injured is the number one no-no. That means no running for a possibly long time. No injury, still running. Pain makes no difference wheather or not you can still run. Like I said, much of it is mental. Sure you start running “differently”. Kind of funny looking I am sure, but you can still run nonetheless.

      I don’t have tips for pain. I don’t ice. I don’t do anything. I hate icing. Anyway. It is just part of it.

  2. 3 Jean
    December 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm


    I believe your journal is healing, for you and your readers. The recurring message I take away from your good writing is simply: “No matter what, only you are responsible for you.”

    Thank you for showing us how it’s done.


  3. 5 Ibu
    December 14, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I can only say amazing! I’ve never ran a mile and here you’re training for 100 miles. Job well done. I sent you an e mail from the contact me page about the password to your short story…I’m not sure you got it. Please email me with the password. Thanks!!!!

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