Archive for August, 2010

Getting Back What Was Lost

Posted in Running, Trail Running, Ultrarunning on August 23, 2010 by ultrarunnerbrianphilpot

It has been a while since my last run. A hard fall off a trailer at work made a bad ankle even more. It’s starting to feel better, but we will see. I’m still standing strong on doing Oil Creek 100! I don’t want to give in till I see where I stand after a few weeks of running. I only have about 6 weeks till the race, just have to put in a good fight. Have a great week!
RUN HARD!!!

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Lazy Day

Posted in Camaro RS, Running, Trail Running on August 14, 2010 by ultrarunnerbrianphilpot

A nice lazy day today! The stress of so much running and all it took to buy the new Camaro I just need to take things easy, or lazy! I snap some pics of the new car, to print. Took mom to the mall so she could do some shopping, and I did some back to school shopping for my girls. I didn’t have them this weekend, I don’t like to shop without them, but I do! If you have kids or you remember when you where a kid you understand. It’s just never easy. This weekend is hot and some rain, so hot and humid. Have a great weekend!

Running And New Car

Posted in Camaro RS, It's Life, Running, Trail Running on August 12, 2010 by ultrarunnerbrianphilpot

Well it’s been a week full of stress and so many things to be done. I have had some nice short trail runs. But just not a lot of time for much. I just got a new car, the Chevy Camaro RS! Yes it cost, but you only live once. It’s one heck of a car. I feel like a kid and my first car! That’s the feeling anyway! Hope everyone has a great week and weekend!
Play hard!
RUN HARDER!!!

Utrarunning Magazine is Uplifting

Posted in Running, Trail Running, Ultrarunning on August 6, 2010 by ultrarunnerbrianphilpot

That’s right! I needed a little something to make me look up, as a long week has come to an end. The new Ultrarunning Magazine came in the mail today. I allways love to read about the races and pictures of the trails runners are running on. But this time I’m looking at the Mohican 100 that I finished 28:47:40 37th place! That’s uplifting after last weekends poor DNF at 73 miles in 19:35 hours at the Burning River 100.
But life goes on, and I can’t sit around and cry about it! Races and Better days are allways around the corner, but you have to get up and get going! And for me that means Oil Creek 100 this fall. I had a good few days off after the BR100 but then a long few days of work, driving around Cleveland loading and unloading my truck for 10 hour days. It’s rough when your whole body is sore. I hope everyone has a great weekend, I hope to get in some run’s in!
RUN HARD!!!!

More Time To Train

Posted in Running, Trail Running, Ultrarunning on August 4, 2010 by ultrarunnerbrianphilpot

As I come from a DNF of the Burning River 100 and everything that went wrong and right in the race has come to light. Going out too fast, 2 100 mile races close together, and the biggest is my training! I’m overall happy, I’m pushing myself too my limits! And I’m getting better. My training just needs to be more hardcore and now it will start. One DNF will fuel my training going to Oil Creek 100. The BR100 went from a cramp too much pain after 50 miles, pushing too hard will do that. The cramp is from starting out to fast, and that was done because in the Mohican 100 I lost a lot of time on the single path trails from very slow runners. But I don’t like to place blame on anyone or anything because we will overlook the real problems! If someone blames the heat the hole time the problem wasn’t the heat.
But anyway I sit think and recover, feeling great. Can’t wait to start my next stage of training and yes it will be more Hardcore. I even going to try a new pair of trail shoe’s, very important part of training and racing! I don’t race like most these days, I don’t have drop bags all over, with gear for six races! I have a Minimalist approach to trail running and racing. My only drop bag has change of socks, long sleave shirt, extra flash light, and a protein bar. But some people need more and they should have what they feel they need. Something is really wrong with leaving comments on blogger with open I D, keep getting errors and it seems to happen to a lot of people!
Have a great week! And
RUN HARD!!!

BR 100 DNF’d

Posted in Running, Trail Running, Ultrarunning on August 1, 2010 by ultrarunnerbrianphilpot

Got out for the second time to run the Burning River 100 and for the second time I DNF’s! I must just be pushing to fast, a race I train on in my back yard and it eat’s me up. It was a great day! Great aid station’s with awsome workers! Alot of great runners. I really had a great time, but I just couldn’t keep my legs together and at mile 74 I called it a day ( a great day for pain ). I went out a little fast and I backed off fast but I new at mile 25 it just wasn’t going to be my day, but I don’t give till I know my legs just can’t do anymore (and that I will have many great days of pain after). I should say my feet, it is always my feet and ankles, so with that it’s time to go trail shoe shopping!
Hope everyone has a great weekend and week I will kick my legs up and recover for the next 100 mile run!
RUN HARD!!!!