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I'd like to run an Ultra. I want to test my limits and push past them. There are a lot of hurdles between here and there though. One step at a time.

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  1. Shared Photo

    Finished Ragnar Northwest Passage this weekend with the most amazing group of people. I was responsible for 29 miles of the course. We finished in about 36 hours which happened to be almost spot ... read more

  2. RUN
    blah Ragnar Leg 34 5.5 mi 01:25 15:27 pace

    Garmin stopped quarter of a mile early. I was really hurting by this point. I couldn't even step out of the van without winching in pain. Walking was awkward at best.

    I really wasn't su... read more

  3. RUN
    good Ragnar Leg 28 8.03 mi 01:55 14:19 pace

    After my last leg I discovered that my quads were starting to ache. I took the opportunity to jog back and forth from the van a few times prior to starting this one. That seemed to help a lot. W... read more

  4. RUN
    good Ragnar Leg 22 4.73 mi 01:11 14:56 pace

    Darkness falls. While it wasn't the toughest night run the team had, it was the toughest run I had since we started. Lots of uphill climb. Every time I thought I had reached the top, I roun... read more

  5. RUN
    great Ragnar Leg 16 4.04 mi 00:52 12:52 pace

    Last "short" leg before things get difficult. On the whole I was still feeling pretty good. Not only was my heel (pf) behaving but on the whole I was feeling strong. Pace finally settl... read more

  6. RUN
    great Ragnar Leg 10 3.17 mi 00:39 12:21 pace

    Right leg started to loosen up and give me less trouble. Heel stayed well behaved too. My longer legs were yet to come but so far things looked promising.

  7. RUN
    great Ragnar Leg 4 3.89 mi 00:47 11:58 pace

    Not a bad start to the weekend. This was my first of six legs for Ragnar Northwest Passage. Right leg felt a little tweaked but still had a strong finish and a much faster time than I was expecting.

  8. RUN
    great Last Run Before Ragnar 6.17 mi 01:30 14:36 pace

    Last run before Ragnar Northwest Passage. What a blast. I love running in the heat. The temperature was only about 88 but felt like a dry 90. The heat slows me down but feels great when the swe... read more

  9. RUN
    good Champoeg Trails 4.54 mi 01:06 14:36 pace

    Winding down before the Ragnar Northwest Passage next week. I took a detour and explored the Kitty Newell trail head. It was really hot which made breathing labored but it was so beautiful out th... read more

  10. RUN
    alright Saturday LSD 8.45 mi 02:07 15:01 pace

    Started out strong but the heat was bad and muggy. That didn't bother me as much as it could have though. The big problem was my new sandals. About 5 miles in I noticed some pain where the toe... read more

  11. RUN
    good Short Recovery Run 4.07 mi 00:58 14:20 pace

    Had a hard time with this one. First run since Saturday's long runs. Things didn't really loosen up till near the end.

  12. #dailymission How many pairs of sneakers do you keep in "active rotation" for training? -- None. I have a pair of sandals for roads, a rugged pair for trails, and my absolute favorite a... read more

  13. RUN
    great LSD Leg 3 6.08 mi 01:31 15:01 pace

    And done. Whew. It took a lot of convincing to get myself to go out for this last one. That was the hardest run I've ever done that wasn't due to an injury. This brings my total for t... read more

  14. RUN
    great LSD Leg 2 6.26 mi 01:31 14:28 pace

    Second leg of the day. All things considered it went pretty well. Definitely feeling it but I finished strong. Had it start to pour on me about half an hour in but the timing actually worked wel... read more

  15. RUN
    great LSD Leg 1 6.56 mi 01:34 14:22 pace

    Breaking up today's LSD into 3 legs. First one was in Wilsonville and involed some dirt trail in Memoral Park but mostly sidewalks. Lots of little hills (a couple not so little) during the f... read more

    • Jim D.
      Jim D.

      I forgot to add the highlight of the run was a random high five passing another runner going the other direction. That totally made my day. :)

      24 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    great Short Run 4.02 mi 00:56 13:49 pace

    Nice short run down at Champoeg. A little less sore than Tuesday but still recovering. I decided to do a shorter run in part due to time and in part because I'm just a bit tired this evening... read more

  17. RUN
    great Recovery Recovery Run 6.09 mi 01:26 14:04 pace

    Broke in a new pair of Luna Mono's. Apparently Sunday's recovery run at Silver Falls wasn't very recoveryish. Legs were heavy but this was more about adjusting the sandals and gett... read more

    • Michelle H.
      Michelle H.

      Nice recovery/test miles

      27 days ago Like1 person

    • Christopher

      I always love (and miss sniff sniff) a good sandals run. Have you checked out some of the Unshoes models? Terrell Fox really has some very nice models and features.

      27 days ago Like1 person

    • Jim D.
      Jim D.

      I have not. Just pulled them up, very cool looking. So far I've been using Bedrock and Luna. I see they have a toe strapless model. I have a couple friends who would love that. I'm going to have to point those out to them. Do they hold up well?

      27 days ago Like

    • Christopher

      I have the Wokova Feather, supposedly the lightest, thinnest (and least durable) of the models - 431 miles, no issues or significant wear. Been holding up very well. I will probably get a pair of the Pah Tempe (the one without the toe strap) as soon as my foot problem allows return to sandals.

      27 days ago Like1 person

  18. #dailymission What have you done that you previously didn't think you could do? -- Run. But not just run but run far. I was content with just being able to run around the block when I first ... read more

  19. RUN
    great Hilly Recovery Run 5.99 mi 01:40 16:40 pace

    After yesterday's 12 mile run I decided a nice way to wind down the weekend would be 1200 feet of elevation gain over a 6 mile recovery run. I headed down to Silver Falls State Park but wasn&... read more

  20. RUN
    great Urban Advenure Run 12.02 mi 02:59 14:52 pace

    First long run in quite a while. I wasn't sure how it'd go but I was surprised. Struggled near the end but it also could have been the heat. Glad I go out as prepared as I do. Took a full... read more

    • Michelle H.
      Michelle H.

      Great run Jim

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

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    • Lisa D.
      Lisa D.

      Yay! Yes, I'm totally doing it this year. :-) I hadn't noticed that they'd opened registration, so I'd better make it official, too! The route is probably too much for a jogging stroller and I bounce too much to put him in a front pack; J will be seven months old and so my husband will probably walk with him - I think I'll do the 15K. I'm excited to have something to train for!

      30 days ago Like1 person

    • Jim D.
      Jim D.

      Awesome. :) Ya I'll be doing the 15k too. The route is definitely not stroller friendly. It's flat but not smooth. I'm hoping that another friend of mine will also be there. In fact I met her at last years Poplar run via another friend. We're running the Ragnar Northwest Passage next month. It's going to be a good year for running. :)

      29 days ago Like