I’d Love to be able to take a run at the 48 and 24 hour records one day….

"Excellence is a habit not an Act"

Aristotle

"The perfect run is when you kind of get into the zone. Your body feels light; you feel good. Those days when the monkey’s off your back are just so great. You feel like you’re invincible."

KH

Sandes Killing it in Nepal

Source: Salomon Running

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

Calvin Coolidge (via monamade)

Apply this to your running future

The running song that got me through a tough 6km tempo (included gusting winds and chilly air)

Sample from the Article:

"Even though I’m a seasoned ultrarunner, I had to admit I was a bit naive to what might be in store during my first 100-mile race, given all the stories I’ve heard from friends and fellow runners. And the Western States 100, which runs through the Sierra Nevada mountains from Squaw Valley to Auburn, Calif., isn’t just any race. It’s one of the hardest and perhaps the most competitive 100-miler in North America.

Why pick such a difficult, high-profile race as my first 100-miler? The chance to race in the “Boston Marathon of ultras” was too much to pass up. I didn’t know if I’d ever do another one, so why not start at the top?”

Tools of my trade

Tools of my trade

Sulpher Springs 50, Rideau Lakes Bike Tour and Ironman

The season of 2012 brings me this three events….

May: 50 Miler (Sulpher springs ultra)

June: Rideau Lakes Bike Tour; Day 1, 180km. Day 2, 180km

August: Ironman 70.3

Let the Training onslaught continue

Running along the sulpher rim trail

Running along the sulpher rim trail

"Make friends with pain"

Quick 7.5 km run; the first of a double run day, with a spinning class in between. No rest for the wicked!

Quick 7.5 km run; the first of a double run day, with a spinning class in between. No rest for the wicked!

More of me on a run up Grande Mountain

More of me on a run up Grande Mountain

Running on Grande Mt

Running on Grande Mt

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong
man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and
shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the
great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

Teddy R.