How far are we going today dad”?
I respond to my two 14 year old girls’ who are twins. “Oh just about 5 or 6 miles”. And then about 4 miles into the race Celeste Collman recognizes the girls and said. ”Oh my heck are you two really running the whole 19 miles?” my twin girls Clarissa and Catrina both look at me in mid stride and said.”19 miles”!! With a big old grin on there faces, they knew they had been had by there dad once again.
Catrina is out of the two a bit more aggressive in her activities than Clarissa is, so I told Catrina too run your own race”, she takes off and pretty soon she is out of sight. So I ran with Clarissa and about 8 miles into the run we catch up with Catrina, we both say to each other she has got be injured? Sure enough we asked her if anything was wrong. She said my right foot hurts. So I tell her to just run with us. she does and we ended up all running most of the race together, that is until Clarissa takes off ahead of us and ends up coming to the finish line about 10 min ahead of me and Catrina. This was a good boost for Clarissa. She just broke her collar bone about a month ago and here she is running her first 30-K
Later after arriving home I looked at Catrina’s foot and to my surprise it’s a big old blistor,”Ha if I would of known that during the race I would have pushed her harder”.
This was my first time I ran in an official race with my girls, eventhough we all ran bandit” John from Striders knew about it before we started the event and he gave us his approval, we are doing trade work. I am painting his Bronco and he lets me run Bandit
Monday, April 19, 2010
Just five days after the American river 50 mile run, I took the day off to go spend a day in some of Utah's Most remote back country around. the trails were covered in snow and I was able to run the length of it until I reached the reservoirs inlet crossed the river which was very cold. the rest of the run was motley up hill and was very muddy. I still felt strong, with a 20 pound pack on my back I quite surprised myself". the overall adventure was 22 miles and I was able to score my biggest shed antler yet. Of course the trip included a 15 manpower nap"..by the time I reached the truck I could tell I was starting to feel my body was in need of some rest.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
From Sacramento to Auburn. I left Wednesday night with Marc Coleman, one of Utah's most dedicated runners. We stayed Wednesday night in Wells NV in the Motel 6. We left the next morning at 6am and went to the local eating house Bella's which serves the best hogg meat and hen eggs around. We then drove to Elko NV and stopped to visit a local business man, and friend. He owns Top Gun Auto Body. We made are way to Sacramento California Thursday night. The next day we hooked up with the speed goat team members Tom Remkes and Monica Ochs. Saturday morning at the race I made my way to the front line and saw Monica Ochs ready to race. The race went well. I had lots of energy. It was my fastest American River to date. I ran it in 9 hours 9 minutes. Tom ran the race in 7 hours 49 minutes. Monica was just minutes behind Tom.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
We ran the Stridders Half Marathon up Ogden Canyon. The weather was really cold, and I ran with one speed goat Jim Skaggs. I had no energy. Felt like it was my first time running and I was looking around for the trails in hopes that would give me energy, but before I knew it the race was over. I completed the race in 1 hour 47 minutes.