I attended the first ever Fire Dash at the Portland International Raceway a few weeks ago and it was really fun. I had never been a part of a first ever race, so it was a little interesting. I got there an hour before my heat, which was recommended. I was a little shocked at what I saw. a mostly empty parking lot and staging area. There was a total of 6 tents, registration, 4 vendors (only one had food and drink) and a DJ. The Fire Dash people sent an email a few days before the race to give you your waivers and starting information. I should have known that it was going to be a small crowd when there were only two starting times. Continue reading 2014 The Fire Dash
I received an email from the Spartan Race a few minutes ago that states:
Thank you for pre-registering for the Seattle Spartan Super. It’s been decided not to hold this race in 2014, however, there are still plenty of other Spartan Races taking place across the country this year allowing you to #SpartanUp! Check out another Spartan Race coming to Washington below, including an exclusive discount offer.
The other race the email talks about is the Sprint, which I have already registered to race. Guess I gotta head East to get my Trifecta for 2014.
This is the race I have been waiting for and dreading. 11+ miles of wicked Monterey hills and 25+ obstacles that would push me to my limits and beyond. A few days before the race, I started to get the nervous feeling in my gut. The longest I have ever run at one time was 10 miles and that was only 7 days before the Beast. I knew that I would be able to do the running/jogging part as its not straight 11+ miles thanks to the obstacles. I packed all of my obstacle race gear and a few changes of clothing and readied myself for a trip to sunny California. Two hours of flying and a hour and a half car ride later we arrived at the hotel that was 15 or so minutes away form the race.
The night before the race, my sleep was not very good. I woke up multiple times due to noise and possibly nerves. We found out when we were leaving that the water heating system was recently tuned and we were lucky to hear swishing noises all night in a pattern. Yay. Continue reading The Trials and Trails of the Monterey Spartan Beast 2014
Total Miles: 18.9
Time Running: 3:05:00
Average Pace: 10:15 per mile
RunKeeper Personal Records this week:
Average pace in a month
Artist – Album – Name
Alice In Chains – Dirt – Would?
Anthrax – State Of Euphoria – Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
The Birthday Massacre – Walking With Strangers – Looking Glass
Bleeding Through – Bleeding Through – Drag Me To The Ocean
Candlebox – Candlebox – Don’t You
Candlebox – Lucy – Become (To Tell)
Charon – Songs For The Sinners – Deep Water
Charon – Songs For The Sinners – Bullet
Deftones – Around The Fur – Headup
DevilDriver – Pray for Villains – It’s in the Cards
Dope – American Apathy – Always
Drown – Product Of A Two Faced World – The Day I Walked Away
Elemental – Geisha – (de)Void
Eminence – The Stalker – No Code
Fear Factory – Archetype – Bite The Hand That Bleeds
Feed Her To The Sharks – The Beauty Of Falling – Extinction / Resurrection
Feed Her To The Sharks – The Beauty Of Falling – Fear of Failure
Feed Her To The Sharks – Savage Seas – Shore of Loneliness
Feed Her To The Sharks – Savage Seas – Save Yourself
Hatebreed – The Divinity Of Purpose – Honor Never Dies
Hatebreed – The Divinity Of Purpose – Own Your World
Hatebreed – Supremacy (iTunes Version) – Destroy Everything
Hatebreed – Supremacy (iTunes Version) – Supremacy of Self
Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent (Special Edition) – Blood Stains
Lamb Of God – Resolution – Invictus
Machine Head – Supercharger – All In Your Head
Moonspell – Alpha Noir (Deluxe Edition) – Lickanthrope
Poisonblack – Lust Stained Despair – The Living Dead
Poisonblack – Lyijy – Down The Ashes Rain
Poisonblack – Lyijy – The Halfway Bar
Scar The Martyr – Scar the Martyr – Soul Disintegration
Soilwork – Stabbing The Drama – Distance
Spineshank – Anger Denial Acceptance – After the End
Spineshank – Self-Destructive Pattern – Beginning Of The End
White Zombie – Astro-Creep: 2000 – More Human Than Human
36 Crazyfists – Bitterness the Star – Bury Me Where I Fall
36 Crazyfists – The Tide And Its Takers – The All Night Lights
I posted a new PR for a 15k today while going the extra mile on a 9 mile run to make it 10 miles today. 10 Miles ia also a PR as that is now the longest distance I have ran. Ever.
1:23:31, almost 8 minutes faster than my official time from the Shamrock 15k of this year. Not too bad at all!
Pretty much matched my PR for the 10K, off by 5 seconds.
These captures are in a different format thanks to my phone running out of battery life right as I had finished the 10 miles. I guess I shouldn’t have been playing Dragon Age for 30 minutes prior to running. Oops.