Hello all. Just wanted to give a brief update: the snow has stopped falling and the temps are warm; but man; another 3″ this morning here in Gunnison! This will really help the water levels for the valley this summer, but, it kind of kills the trail running for a little bit. I am recovering nicely from the Moab 100 race. I am shocked with how my body is responding to the rest, and TLC. I have been doing small ‘spin-bike’ workouts and short 30 min jogs the past few days and I feel very good. Energy levels are good; legs feel mostly good, and I feel fairly lean and mean. All good news. So, as I go into this weekend; I will be planning my training for the next 1 month cycle; and moving from there. I can’t wait.
Tomorrow is the American River 50 miler in California; and ‘Gunnison Endurance Project’ (GEP) teammate and training partner Tim Parr (pictured above) (picture was taken at the SageBurner 50 km in Gunnison, CO) (This year’s race will take place on Sat. May 23)(For more info; check out the Sageburner link: www.western.edu/Sageburner)will be making his big-time ultra-marathon debut. If he stays smart; and knows when to make his move; I would not count him out of winning this thing; he just may. The race is stacked with big names and fast talent; something that Tim relishes; tough competition. Tim is an incredible talent; and has helped me tremendously in training. Remember the name: TIM PARR. He is a guy who can really do some damage in this sport. A 2:25 marathoner with flawless biomechanics, and a freakishly strong mind; Tim will be racing several ultras this season; including the Leadville 100 miler. You can also see Tim Parr’s past achievements and a brief biography at:wiki.western.edu/ess/index.php/Tim_Parr. Stay tuned; I will post a quick race report from his race tomorrow. You can also check in at the American River website at: www.run100s.com/AR50. Happy training and joyous living to all. DC