Follow by Email

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Ohlone 50K: Where Dreams That You Dare To Dream Come Back to Haunt You

The Ohlone 50K: Where Dreams That You Dare To Dream Come Back to Haunt You

Memorial Day

Well my plan to take a long bike ride this weekend didn't work out, but its not all my fault.  Sunday, I didn't wake up in time to workout before Sunday School and I ended up helping my wife clean condos in the afternoon.  Then my sister came and Jami's family came to visit plus the Coke a Cola 600 was on, so I skipped my bike ride Sun.  Monday for some reason I was tired and slept till 8:30.  I never sleep that late so I guess I was tired.  I took Ruth's family on a short hike which gave me some exercise and then helped Jami clean condos again.

After that we had to drive to St. Louis and pick up her son Kodey at 10:00pm.  That put me back home this morning at 2:30am.  I did do some push ups last night when we were waiting for him to meet us but I didn't get much exercise in on memorial day 2011.

This morning I got up at 6;00 am and put a short bike ride in.  It felt good since I ate a huge ice cream cone last night and felt terrible when I woke up.  I'll work today then head out on the road and hope to get a good run in tomorrow morning.  My weight has edged back up since I'm eating again and I have not been as healthy as I should be.

Today is the last day to register for the Bass Pro trail race at the cheaper price.  I'm going to do it.  The good news is its a 50k race not a 50  mile race so that's only 31 miles.  Surly, I can get in good enough shape to finish that!!

Thanks and take care,
Rod Jetton

Saturday, May 28, 2011

First Trail Run in 2011

Ok, for all the experts out their I know this will sound crazy but today was my first trail run.  It was rough.  I have a 6 mile loop here in Branson with some difficult hills that took me 1:05 to run today.  I had to walk most of the steep hills.

Here is this years background though.  I was in great shape last summer and running that trail in like 50 min during the heat.  Then fall hit and Christmas and the cold.  My running stopped and I ate way to much then hunting season and graduations and vacation and I won't say how much I got up to but this week I was back down to 210 which I felt was light enough to try the trails.


Weight makes a HUGE difference on trails.  The hills are steeper than roads and I can feel each pound.  I need to get down to about 190 and then I will run a lot faster and feel better.  So my goal is to get some runs in, ride my bike some and get the weight off so I can get up the hills.  Then I can start going on longer trail runs.

I only have about 12 weeks till the Bass Pro trail race in September so I have to get my mileage up.   I will try to take some photos and keep you up with my progress.

Thanks and take care,

Rod Jetton