Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tahoe Rim

Tahoe Rim 100 Mile Run

Hullo To You All

Thought it time that I made an update to Running With Ultradanz.Next big adventure for me is competing in the Tahoe Rim 100 mile run in Nevada. It is run over the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the 16th-17th of July. Needless to say my training is starting to build for the run. At the moment I am training between 13 and 14 hours a week and on a Sunday which is always the day I do my long run I am running for 6hrs plus. I have been running at this distances for most of this year. I am planning to do a couple of 10hour plus training sessions out in the Waitakere's. I have for the first time, some comfortable cold weather and wet weather protection . Running  in the Waitakere's you get used to the sticky clay and slippery roots and rocks out in the middle of the bush.
Easter Saturday I was out ay the Riverhead Forest helping Gary Ragtein with his 50km and 30km run. What a great event it is Gary is so very organized and the course is scenic and reasonably challenging.It is the perfect course for your first trail ultra. I was running the 10,20,30,40,km aid station .This was a great place to be positioned.There was plenty to do with the athletes out on the course it was a lot of fun to be able to contribute to an event. Put the Riverhead Forest 50km in your dairies for next April.

Will give more updates on how the training is progressing.Till the next post  enjoy the trails and the pursuit of happiness .


1 comment:

  1. I have just posted a Vegan pasta with pesto, potatoes and beans recipe good for a marathon runner :-), if you are interested...