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Peacock 100k race report... For the runners on here!
October 25, 2014 05:51PM
I'd cut and paste, but my blog has pics. Peacock is a hot humid steep trail run here on Oahu. 62 miles and 15000 feet of climbing (the same descent). http://jasonhynd.blogspot.com/2014/10/race-report-peacock-100k-2014-defending.html?m=1
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Re: Peacock 100k race report... For the runners on here!
October 26, 2014 03:56PM
Well done and congratulations!



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Re: Peacock 100k race report... For the runners on here!
October 29, 2014 11:11PM
How Awesome and I just can't imagine that feeling. I'm pretty sure I could do the full 26.2 if I could train a bit more but I cannot, just cannot imagine how it would feel to do what you do. Our bodies were definitely built for that distance…like in the caveman days smiling smiley To listen to the pounding of your feet hitting the ground over and over for that long must be a torture in itself.

I read through your blog and have a question…by starting running late what do you mean? How old were you when you started the distance thing? What does your doc say about all of this?

I hurt my knee on a sprint pushing myself to try and train to be a little faster sad smiley…I've struggled with it for the past couple of months, it's not getting worse, it's just not getting better. On a business trip to NY earlier this month I decided to run through central park something I've always wanted to do. I've walked through central park plenty of times but man running is a different story. The hills were just about as bad as some of those in Seattle (or that's how it felt) and it was pouring rain but it felt incredible!

I'm on another marathon of sorts this month leaving Wednesday for a meeting in DC, from DC to another meeting in Beijing then Beijing to Shanghai and Shanghai back to Seattle for the "ultimate loop around the globe" smiling smiley I plan to finished in less than 80 days.

Your son is a beautiful baby!

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Re: Peacock 100k race report... For the runners on here!
October 29, 2014 11:45PM
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How Awesome and I just can't imagine that feeling. I'm pretty sure I could do the full 26.2 if I could train a bit more but I cannot, just cannot imagine how it would feel to do what you do. Our bodies were definitely built for that distance…like in the caveman days smiling smiley To listen to the pounding of your feet hitting the ground over and over for that long must be a torture in itself.

I read through your blog and have a question…by starting running late what do you mean? How old were you when you started the distance thing? What does your doc say about all of this?

I hurt my knee on a sprint pushing myself to try and train to be a little faster sad smiley…I've struggled with it for the past couple of months, it's not getting worse, it's just not getting better. On a business trip to NY earlier this month I decided to run through central park something I've always wanted to do. I've walked through central park plenty of times but man running is a different story. The hills were just about as bad as some of those in Seattle (or that's how it felt) and it was pouring rain but it felt incredible!

I'm on another marathon of sorts this month leaving Wednesday for a meeting in DC, from DC to another meeting in Beijing then Beijing to Shanghai and Shanghai back to Seattle for the "ultimate loop around the globe" smiling smiley I plan to finished in less than 80 days.

Your son is a beautiful baby!

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October 30, 2014 01:14AM
Anne, Thanks for reading! I've always been active, but I didn't start running seriously until I was about 34 (I turn 40 in a couple months). Before that I did plenty of miles, but not structured, and nothing over 10 or so. I'm healthy as a horse... doctor's got nuthin to say! Low BP, low 'bad' cholesterol etc.

Although you weren't asking for advice, my one bit would be to run consistently no matter what. Even ONE mile! Instead of taking consecutive days off. The knee pain stinks, but it's likely soft tissue. Focus on form. Do research. Actually, do fast running to tighten the form up. Even if it's only really short sprints across a soccer field. Work on some strength training. Squats, lunges. All with perfect form. Strengthen those connector tissues. Then, there's always something niggling us! I did my best to take myself out of this one by cranking my ankle like four times in four days leading up to it. Greeeeaaaat!

I travel also. A LOT. I don't fly 'little jets' any more, now Gulfstreams... and my GV can go 12 hours! There are some fantastic trails just outside DC if you have the time. Other than that obviously the capital mall area. Sometimes the Dreadmill is your friend though.. like in China? I'll be in Korea in a few days, then Japan. Keep telling myself to embrace the difficulty as 'good training'!
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November 01, 2014 12:18PM
Jason,

First, you're right about the consistency running. I've done some shorter runs 1-2miles followed by 3 walking and my knee is feeling better. It goes against logical thinking to give it rest if it hurts. That's one of the other challenges with running when to rest a pain or when to work it out. This one seems to have worked itself out like you said. I'll try your other suggestions, they make sense to me also. I refuse to go to the doctor for an injury from running, if I made it hurt I should be able to figure out how to heal it so I'll take your experienced words thanks for sharing!!!

I'm preparing myself for the hotel treadmills which 99.9% of the time are complete pieces of junk. I don't mind running on a good treadmill but a bad one is just horrible. I have the same thinking with embracing the difficulty, if you can make it through those little challenges it helps when you have more ideal conditions. Heat, dehydration, not feeling well, poor conditions. I've started to enjoy running in the rain (if its a downpour even better) where I was once bothered by it.

My flight from DC to Beijing is 15-16 hours I believe, I'm actually not sure if we will go around or over the top. I'm not even looking just to keep it a surprise smiling smiley

Running like you do must help with the long distance flights? Hope you have a great trip!

John,

Thank you for the book suggestion! It sounds like the light reading I could use. I have a stack of scientific publications and good books I need to read but have managed to get hooked on Candy Crush, please download this I would like to see how quickly you get through the levels. I know it's junk for your brain but I'll check out Han if you give Candy Crush a try!

http://www.candycrushsaga.com

I'm looking forward to experiencing the Chinese culture, the people and their science. It would be great to see you and all of your girls and your updates. I'll check in when I return last part of November.
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