UjENA FIT Club Posts
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Training hard for Resiliency Run 2012...100K in Chagres National Park, Cerro Azul, Panama. Lots of hill work and strength training. Will start extending distance mid February.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Just a one mile walk/run to get everything back in place after a marathon this weekend...thanks again, Bob, for the pre race advise.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Just a nice Sunday morning run in the Autumn air...
Friday, October 21st, 2011
One of my final runs before I taper to prep for the MCM in Nine Days!!!!
Monday, October 10th, 2011
Unbelievable...80 degrees in Maine on October 10th.....
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Still recovering from the hard run on Sunday...start training again tomorrow.
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Recovering from a marathon in a cold, driving rain yesterday. Took a three mile walk to try to work out some of the kinks...easy week ahead, then back into it for the Marine Corps Marathon at the end of the month...
Wow...cold and driving rain! That sounds tough. Keep up the great workouts!!!Lisa Anderson-Wall 10/3/11 12:14 pm
It is not easy to run under these sorts of conditions but you finished. Good job!Bob Anderson 10/3/11 2:56 pm
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Last run before I pace my friend through the Portland Marathon this weekend...will be running the Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October at my normal pace...
Have fun this weekend...I know your friend is going to appreciate you being there...Bob Anderson 9/29/11 10:45 am
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Did 7.5 miles in the rain this morning 30 seconds below my marathon pace before I leave for Utah tomorrow. Looking forward to some altitude work before returning to sea level next week and the Portland Marathon...
You are going to be ready for a good marathon in Portland...Bob Anderson 9/20/11 1:44 pm
Monday, September 19th, 2011
Ran the "Rail Trail" along the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine today. This incredible route is on an old rail bed and follows the contours of one of Maine's most beautiful valleys. Prepping for the Portland (Maine) Marathon in just a few weeks...
That sounds beautiful!!! I would LOVE to visit Maine someday...it's on my bucket list for sure. Good luck in the Portland Marathon :)Lisa Anderson-Wall 9/19/11 8:07 am
Wow...sounds like you had a good run. We need to talk about your plan for the event in Panama. Good luck in the marathon. What are you going for?Bob Anderson 9/19/11 8:45 am
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Good luck Jack in the Las Vegas Half Marathon this weekend.Bob Anderson 12/2/11 4:08 pm
Major bummer, Bob. Plane was almost three hours late coming in and I missed number pick up...it was a little bit of a stretch in that I had to work in Maine Saturday...but no cigar. So disappointed.Jack Mosher 12/4/11 6:55 pm
I can know how you feel. Something like this has happened a couple of times to me and it just makes you feel terrible. But it happened...put it behind you...Bob Anderson 12/4/11 7:12 pm
Thanks, Bob. We fought a 200 headwind the entire way from Maine and had to stop for extra fuel in Colorado (I'm actually here on business as well as the marathon) and it just put me past my starting line number pickup closing time. I will heed your wisdom, but I feel completely vacant...such a let down.
Jack Mosher 12/4/11 7:28 pm reply to comment
How is everything? Looks like you are getting in some good miles this week. Are you all set for the half marathon this weekend in Vegas?Bob Anderson 11/29/11 5:51 pm
Hi Bob!! Thanks for the check in!! I'm ready to go and looking forward to running the half. I'm there for a conference that week and hope to get in some good miles while I'm there in addition to the race. Spend Thanksgiving in Panama prepping the Cloud Forest Challenge 100K trail network there and we're looking forward to our first test runners in April!! You're invited!!Jack Mosher 11/30/11 1:41 pm
Good to hear from you. Sounds like you are getting things set for Panama. Thanks for the invite but I don't think my body can handle 62 miles (100k)...Bob Anderson 11/30/11 5:46 pm
Remember, Bob, the run is a four day challenge. And judging by your half marathon times, you body is doing just fine these days! Talk soon.Jack Mosher 12/1/11 8:28 am
Is that going to be 25k per day for four days? Sounds like it is going to be a really exciting event in Panama.Bob Anderson 12/1/11 10:26 am
Yes, Bob. It's roughly 25K per day with some days more difficult in terms of terrain, but shorter....others that the runners can stretch their legs and get some miles behind them. John and I have some more work to do and will be launching the website as soon as we feel better. I believe his is sending you an update as I write...Jack Mosher 12/1/11 1:26 pm
I look forward in getting that from John...Bob Anderson 12/1/11 3:23 pm reply to comment
Hi Bob!! It was a cold start at 36 degrees, but a great day to run as the temperature warmed to 50 toward the end of the marathon. I was pleased with my run, although I still haven't cracked the code on my fuel, pre race carb load as I really felt depleted at about mile 22 and had to really push hard through to the finish. Of all the marathons that I have run, I have never felt that type of "no fuel in the tank" exhaustion...any ideas???Jack Mosher 10/31/11 8:21 am
So the weather was great for running. I do not Carbo load anymore. I would run out of energy in route. Here is what I now do, I eat an eight oz lean piece of lean meet, a big helping of mash potatoes fully loaded with butter, and steamed vegs. I drink extra water (four 8 oz bottles of water) during the day before and then at dinner I will have a glass of red wine and add water to it until I have had four glasses in total (1/4 strength). I will eat a glu pack ten minutes before the start of the race and then another one at 6 miles. This is for a half marathon but for a marathon I would take two additional glu packs at 13 miles and 20 miles. I take about one mile to take it all. After a half for recovery I drink two bottles of gatorade and will eat a whole bag of Fritos. This works for me.Bob Anderson 10/31/11 9:03 am
What suprised me is that I did the whole regimented carb load on this run and felt much less powerful where I expected to stride to a strong finish, Bob. I think it was a step back. I like your suggestion and will do likewise for Las Vegas in a few weeks. It's food I crave when I run anyway and it makes sense to me. Thanks for the suggestion!!Jack Mosher 10/31/11 9:16 am reply to comment
Good luck Jack in the marathon tomorrow...hope the weather is going to be nice!!! Let us know how it goes...Bob Anderson 10/29/11 12:08 pm reply to comment
Welcome Jack to our UjENA FIT Club. John sent me some information about your planned event in Panama. It sounds very interesting and we need to see if this is a good fit for us. Bob Anderson 9/14/11 9:04 pm reply to comment