One significant difference between marathon training and ultra marathon training is the nutrition needed for training runs. Most marathoners will complete two runs of about 20 miles prior to race day. Training for the Fall 50 in October calls for back to back weekend runs, and those runs have been in the range of 4-5 hours for weeks. That translates to 23-30 miles.
"Do, or do not. There is no try."
After running 40-miles, it might make sense to detail how difficult it was. Then again, I doubt that would be news to anyone. So a different approach seems to make sense.
For months I have eagerly awaited the official release of the Chevy Volt. Today, marking the 100th anniversary of GM, the production version of the vehicle was introduced. GM is determined to make the car a success, and their future as a company is at least modestly tied to that factor.
A wide range of well known celebrities competed in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, this past weekend. Though Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey received the most attention, other Hollywood icons raced with them. Some of my favorites? William H. Macy, Mark-Paul Gosselar, and Anna Kournikova.
Certain events in history have helped define and shape our country as we know it, today. They are usually easy to identify because they are those moments that seem frozen in time. They are forever etched in our minds. Years, even decades later, we find ourselves going, "I remember it like it was yesterday. I was..."
Okay, I know the saying is usually "WHERE'S a cop when you need one?" Things just worked out differently, this weekend. And it all became clear when I was pulled over while running. (Man am I getting fast!)
Now, for your viewing pleasure, Iron Pol after the second long run of the weekend. To be fair, we wrote the "50 miles" before actually mapping out the course. It was only 48.6 miles. I did 29 miles on Saturday in 4:55 (with 10 minutes in pit stops). That was followed up on Sunday with another 19.6 miles in about 3:45. My son was supposed to be offering me Gatorade. It looks more like he's trying to pour water on my head.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.