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50+ mile week

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I set a crazy (for me) running goal this week, because for some reason I am obsessed with out doing my dad. I totally blame him for this, every time I talk to him he is one upping me. I decided I would run a total of 50 miles this week. Even when Susan and I were marathon training last year we never had a 50+ mile week. To obtain 50 miles I had several days of running before work, at work, and after work. Tuesday I was a little tired and a bit cranky at work, and not sure I would be able to make it, but I had a goal and I couldn't back down. I accomplished my goal, with the help of Susan and Oscar. Total for the week 51 miles.
Wonder how my dad is going one up this, but I am waiting for his next challenge.

getting muddy

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I haven't done a good job of keeping up with our Forest Park runs, but if I don't start documenting them we might end up doing the All Trail Challenge twice. Though that might not be a bad thing.
After several months of long runs in Forest Park we have determined it is much nicer to start on rocky Leif and end on softer Wildwood, trust me your feet will thank you for it.

Run for 1/20/2011
start at newton road
firelane 10 - leif 1m
leif to cleator (mile markers 11 - 5.25) 5.75 m
cleator to wildwood .1m
wildwood to firelane 7a/gasline (mile makers 14.75 - 20) 5.25m
firelane 7a to ridgetrail .5m
ridgetrail to wildwood .5m
ww to newton (mile markers 21-25.5) 4.5m
total: 17.60
Trail Notes: The Cleator trail is actually at mile marker 5.75 on Leif, so we added on a half a mile or so. It was pretty steep and muddy, we ended up walking it. Firelane 10 was a pretty steep down and up, one hell of a way to start 17+ mile run.
Run for 2/5/2011
Start at 53rd trailhead (new one!)
Dogw…