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  • Recovery

    Yes I know its over a week late... I'm a busy guy. Procrastination takes a lot of effort you know! So what happens after you run a 50 miler? Well right after the race I was moving around well. I got my own food, drink and walked around and stretched just fine. I even made plans for a celebratory...
    Posted to Zman's Diary (Weblog) by zman on 04-23-2010
  • What did you do on Sunday?

    Here's what I did: 4:15am - got up 4:20am - got dressed 4:30am - ate a bagel with some bacon 4:45am - drove to Mt Si High School 5:30am - went to the bathroom 5:45am - ate a energy bar and drank some Gatorade 5:50am - went to the bathroom again 6:00am - ran 50 miles in 11 hours 13 minutes and 30...
    Posted to Zman's Diary (Weblog) by zman on 04-14-2010
  • 50 mile nerves

    Yesterday I was checking out the website for the 50 mile race I'm running in April. They have a link to the course and while I was looking at it the enormity of the situation started dawning on me. I have to start at 6am which is fairly normal for a race but then I read you have to be done by 5pm...
    Posted to Zman's Diary (Weblog) by zman on 02-25-2010
  • Longest (training) run ever

    In terms of distance it was identical to my last 50k almost 2 years ago. In terms of time it was longer. I was running for 6 hours 29 minutes which is the longest I've probably been on my feet ever including hiking. But the really different thing about this 50k was that it was just a training run...
    Posted to Zman's Diary (Weblog) by zman on 02-03-2010
  • Sometimes you've got to quit...

    Well those on facebook have probably heard the news but of course I need a proper race report. Saturday was a VERY early start. Up before 4am to arrive at the start line just after 5. I've never run at this park before even in the day light and this race starts with 3 laps in the dark. Once I got...
    Posted to Zman's Diary (Weblog) by zman on 11-02-2009
  • The next big running goal

    The lack of blog posts tell you 2 things: I'm busy catching up on work from having too many conferences in one month There's been no races to write witty little reports on As I said I am taking things pretty easy this year after running 4 marathons and an ultra last year. I ran part of a 3 hour...
    Posted to Zman's Diary (Weblog) by zman on 04-22-2009
  • Ultraman

    It used to be that running a marathon was a big deal - until Oprah ran one ! Now every man and his dog, and his cat, and his parrot and his pet stick insect has run a marathon. So how can you possibly stand out from the crowd? Run an ultramarathon ! Yes my dearest family and friends you can now say you...
    Posted to Zman's Diary (Weblog) by zman on 04-14-2008
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