Really stupid...

If an idea is good, it's on the verge of being stupid. ~ Michel Gondry

I have always had this theory… get a group of people in a room, throw out a bunch of ideas and at the end of the night, look at your list to find the most idiotic and that's the one you should do.

This blog was spawned from one very stupid idea - run the Leadville 100. I gave that a shot in the summer of '07 - completed 73 miles - and survived. The blog lives on...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Western States cancelled...

It is with deep regret that we announce today that the 35th running of the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run has been cancelled. ~ Greg Soderlund

On the super-mega-bummer-front, the Western States 100 which was to be held this weekend has been canceled due to spreading wildfires in the area. Currently, California has nearly 850 wildfires burning (Yikes!) and several are threatening the area around Squaw Valley in which the annual endurance run is held.

The Western States run is one for which runners have to qualify and is kindof a big deal in the UltraMarathon world so I really feel for those who prepared and anticipated being able to participate. In the grand scheme of things, the fires themselves are more of a bummer, affecting wildlife, property and people. Just a drag all around.

I have been working on my 70% training the last couple of days logging a couple of good efforts while trying to keep my heartrate down. Yesterday, I did a cool run up to the Park and around the Raccoon loop (roughly 8 miles) in 1:30 and followed that up today (paying much closer attention to my 70%) with a 7 miler along a similar route in 1:15. Good stuff.

That's it for now. Think non-firey thoughts.


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