Monday, January 27, 2014

Gearing up for the John Dick Memorial "Crusty" 50k Feb 1

When it comes to running outside in the winter I am worthless and weak. One reason could be that I have a very high sweat rate, so tend to create a lot of ice between layers, the other reason is that I actually like running on the treadmill.

I think I have run outside twice since December 1st, not that I have run inside much either. So why not sign up for a 50k trail race? Since weighing in at #260 Christmas week, I have been startng to train again. The last 5 weeks my mileage: 39.25 / 53.75 / 73.0 / 86.75 / 105.25. This weekend I did 2 decent treadmill runs; 32 miles on Saturday and 17 miles on Sunday.

I am just hoping to finish the race and if I can break 6 hours I will be happy.

Good running to all!


  1. I was feeling heavy - and then I saw that you're 100 pounds heavier! Thanks for that. I only have 11 miles so far in January, though.

  2. I am happy to provide you comfort in my misery ~ I am making progress. I have a couple of body defects (hip/back and arm/elbow), but nothing that has to actually keep me from a moderate amount of training or being at a reasonable weight. The only thing in my way is me.