Thursday, August 17, 2006

Off to Lutsen!

Today I am back to work for Day 3. It's going well but I am glad that it is a three day week! Tomorrow I am already taking a vacation day so that I can get up to Lutsen. We'll leave in the AM, pick up my parents in Duluth, arrive Lutsen early afternoon.

Saturday early early I, Maria and Doug will head out for the Superior Hiking Trail. Doug is going to be our traveling aid station and I and Maria will run from the Finland Rec Center toward Lutsen. I think I am going to run roughly 30 miles and Maria is planning on 40.

Doug will drive me back to the resort-Eagle Ridge-so that I can spend the rest of the weekend with the family. We'll do some more hiking, swimming, check out the gondola and the alpine slide. Then I'm set for the Superior Sawtooth 100 mile race.

Would you like to pace me?? I'm still looking for a pacer. I'll get a condo at Caribou Highlands so will have plenty of room for a pacer and crew, in case I get so lucky. I'd like someone to run with from 8 PM to 6 AM but it is getting close and I still don't have any takers! I'll probably be walking most of the dark hours as the trail is so rough, so will be fine on my own too. But a pacer would be wonderful.

Last night was Run Club. The Cross Country team from Big Lake showed up! It was wonderful, many many young runners were out running the course. We have over 60 students out for Cross Country this year. I hope they stick with it.

Tuesday I ran 800's during Troy's football practice. I ran 10 @ 3:30-3:35 with a 400 recovery jog inbetween; a one mile warm up and one mile cool down. Next week I'm going to try to hit 3:25's-3:30's.

I find it more difficult to run in the evening/afternoon because of the eating. I so love my early morning runs but they are difficult to fit in during the work week, its dark and I go to the gym at 5 AM twice a week now for early lifting. I get off early (3PM) so it is easier to run at 330 with Topaz on the trail. But then I have the stomach problems from eating during the day. Yesterday I had a salad at lunch and it was ready to move on out by the time I finally ran-at 6 PM plus I was hungry. During my 800's I had eaten a salad at lunch and again about 4, but by 7 I had a stomach ache and thought I was going to barf. Early morning runs on an empty stomach rock.

Today I'll run the trail at 330 with Topaz after work, before Troy's football practice, I'll drop him off as I have a Planning and Zoning meeting at 630 so Steve will be on football duty.

Have a great weekend!


olga said...

Aw, shoot, Julie, why don't you live closer or run near by?! I'd love to have paced you if I could!! It's my favorite thing to do, but I can't justify going far from family and for a whole weekend:( Man, I hope someone will turn up.
I am with you on am versus pm runs for sure. In every word.

olga said...

Read your comment at Rob's - so here is where we'll meet! At CCC! We either run it or I pace you - because this is "local" for me:)

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Have a good run!

marathonP said...

Have a great weekend running and with your family Julie. I just got back from a sailing trip in Greece and it was beautiful, but only swimming, no running.

So I'm going to do a 32 mile night training run from midnight to dawn tonight (Sat night/Sun morning). Should be a very "confessions of an all night runner" experience.

Looking forward to seeing you crush another 100-miler next week.