Monday, August 8, 2016
Maybe I chose to forget about this event. 211 times around that resulted in my piriformis injury coming back. But strangely weirdly oh so fun though. Yes Mike, it was a good idea. Mike Bailey one of the best ultra runners in Virginia and a good friend convinced me to do this. So I convinced Lucas to sign up and Sean to come run some of it too. Then it turned out there were several other looney tunes friends who were signed up too!
Not much to tell except I think the lap counters missed a bunch of laps on all our runs, I mean, maybe it was super boring for them too.
Grant Pierce Indoor Marathon - June 26, 2016
Now on to Ragnar WV this weekend! with my hurt piriformis! :(
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Grant Pierce Indoor Marathon in Arlington this weekend. WHY WHY...I just want to see how much torture I can take. To hone my mental ninja skilz. I'm up to only 16 miles this year and I have serious ADHD so WHY WHY...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
ran-it-with-janet-fat-ass-50k-june-4 race report
Hilarious section on what new mothers talk about!
Monday, June 20, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
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Sunday, June 5, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
[M1] At Chinn Ridge gate, leave dirt trail continuing on asphalt heading northeast past cannons. In less than a quarter mile turn right onto grassy passage downhill (don't keep going on the asphalt) continuing on Second Manassas Trail to Chinn Ridge Parking area entry road. Turn left onto asphalt at bottom of grassy hill passage running against traffic towards Sudley Road.
[M2] Cross Sudley Road safely and up hill to Henry Hill Visitor Center.
At top of hill run straight through center of parking lot picking up First Manassas Trail on opposite side. Trail proceeds east into tree line then splits shortly thereafter. Remain right on FIRST Manassas Trail. Proceed southeast about .4 miles. At sign for Stone Bridge and Portici, turn left heading north towards Stone Bridge.
[M3] A slight downhill run towards Youngs Branch. Immediately before the river crossing, remain on trail marked with blue dots for hikers, turning left, crossing bridle trail, then right at split to cross foot bridge. Once you've crossed the bridge,pick up trail and proceed north towards Lee Highway. Cross Lee Highway safely and head up hill towards Van Pelt.
At top of hill, at Van Pelt site, do a hairpin turn to the right to stay on course heading south east, past signs for "Shots Fired". Continue downhill to platform walkway.
[M4] Proceed east on boarded platform walkway to Stone Bridge. ( Aid Station here) Don't cross Stone Bridge. Remain on trail that follows Bull Run heading northwest. At split, deviate from First Manassas Trail and over Wooden Bridge. Continue uphill to Farm Ford. Proceed on side trail until reaching First Manassas Trail at top of hill. Turn right, heading north on trail.
[M5] Stay on trail heading north and west with trees on your right. Cross over bridle trail following blue dot signs. Continue down hill then up past Carter Cemetery. Keep on the trail running through the woods following the blue dot sign posts.
[M6] At the Matthews Hill part of the trail, continue straight through all intersections. Once you've cleared the tree line, turn right, heading north towards Matthews Hill parking. At the parking rea, turn left following the trail towards Sudley Road. Transition from First Manassas Trail to Second Manassas Trail. Cross Sudley Road safely and proceed right on the trail heading north. The trail runs the edge of the field near the tree line first north, then west, and finally back south up an incline. At the top of the incline, continue on the trail heading right to the west.
[M7] At the fork in the trail, bear right following the blue dot signs to remain on Second Manassas Trail. Continue on trail to Unfinished Railroad Parking. Cross Featherbed lane to pickup trail. Bear left where trail meets road (Straight is a bridle path) heading towards wooden steps. Go up steps, then proceed southwest through tree cover, some wooden bridges to Witness Tree and wooden stairs. Climb wooden stairs and run up hill ridge along Rock Fight Site to Groveton Monument.
[M8] Continue on Deep Cut trail towards Brawner farm. After a few more wooden platform crossings, you'll reach deja vu steps for what looks like, but isn't, another rock fight site. (This is the Stonewall Brigade site where Colonel William Baylor lead a charge and was rapidly shot down - The "Leroy Jenkins" site). On ridge, proceed toward wooden steps. Take wooden steps down embankment, and follow trail to the right which first goes up a hill. Continue on trail up then down hill passing cannons seen on right until reaching Brawner Farm Loop Trail at the tree line. Turn right heading west on loop trail (Confederate Line Tour Route). After some light bushwhacking, this is one part of the course that may be a bit muddy. Cross wooden bridge and come out of trees. At intersection with bridle path, continue straight across and up hill. Continue straight across next intersection heading southwest. View a line of cannons on your right in open field and fencing on left. Bear right continuing on tour route through tree line. Continue on curved route bearing slightly to the south until meeting trail just before Brawner Farmhouse. Continue on trail towards service road, passing the Union Line Tour Route on your left.
[M9] Continue south on service road towards Lee Highway. Just before Lee Highway, go around gate. Safely cross Lee Highway (divided road @ 55mph) to park access gate on south side. Go around gate and stay on trail.
[M10] Continue running on trail towards parking for Brownsville Picnic Area. Run to pavilion area. End of 10.3 mile loop
Monday, May 30, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I am getting pretty excited about the fact that we are about to get a MAJOR donor getting on board for the Ran it with Janet Fatass 50k to benefit Cornerstone's amazing programs. They are a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services. Their programs include food, shelter, childcare, and helping people navigate their way through the administrative minutia of paperwork to help them get back on their feet.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Manassas National Battlefield Park. Brownsville Picnic Area off of Groveton Road on William Center Blvd. Map Link Here.
See more details on my Facebook Page here Ran it with Janet 50k Facebook Page
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Fun times at the Resevoir Relay this weekend. We came in 2nd Masters! These are awesome glasses!
Thursday, May 12, 2016
But as long as you're here...just fyi...did you know there are companies that can match your charitable donations to Tax Benefits for Matching Charitable Donations as a Corporation . You should check and see if your employer can match your gift! If you is BROKE, then maybe you got some of this stuff to donate to the shelter Shelter Summer Wish List . If you are even broker than that, then you should show up with some snacks for the aid stations and volunteer! hang out, have a good time.
See you on June 4 at Stone House, Manassas Battlefield Park 6:30am sharp!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
And here's why:
Growth hormone is crucial for repair and recovery of muscles, and research has shown that two 20-minute sauna sessions separated by a 30-minute cooling period elevated growth hormone levels two-fold over baseline. Two 15-minute sauna sessions at an even warmer temperature separated by a 30-minute cooling period resulted in a five-fold increase in growth hormone.
Perhaps even more nifty is that repeated exposure to whole-body, intermittent hyperthermia through sauna use boosts growth hormone immediately afterward, and two one-hour sauna sessions for 7 days has been shown to increase growth hormone by 16-fold. Yeah, that’s right: you don’t need to go buy fancy supplements or creams to increase growth hormone. You can just make your body hot instead and get a growth hormone increase
It is also important to note that when hyperthermia and exercise are combined, they induce a synergistic increase in growth hormone, which is why I do yoga, push-ups and squats in my infrared sauna. For an additional recovery benefit, sauna also increases blood flow to the skeletal muscles, which helps to keep them fueled with glucose, amino acids, fatty acids, and oxygen, while removing by-products of metabolic processes such as lactic acid and calcium ions.
Arthritic & Muscular Pain Relief
In a report in The Annals of Clinical Research Volume 20, Dr. H. Isomäki discusses research results that show benefits of sauna for relief of pain and increased mobility. In the study, the pain relief induced by a sauna was attributed to an increase in the release of anti-inflammatory compounds such as noradrenaline, adrenaline, cortisol and growth hormones, as well as an increase in positive stress on the body, causing it to releases natural pain-killing endorphins. More than 50% of participants reported temporary relief of pain and an increase in mobility, most likely due to the fact that tissues comprised of collagen, such as tendons, fascia, and joint articular capsules, become more flexible when exposed to increased temperatures."
Read more http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2015/10/science-of-sauna/
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Ran it with Janet Fatass 50k Sign Up
Proceeds and donations to benefit local food banks and homeless shelters in Northern Virginia. We would appreciate donations to help alleviate the cost of running this fundraiser but mostly to assist local food banks and shelters. Your miles and contributions are most welcome. Donations to be handled old fashioned way for now (bring a check to the event) until we get an online automated contributions set up for donor's convenience. We will also collect donations such as household goods, gift certificates and clothing at the time of the event.
Friday, January 1, 2016
2. Superhero Dancing. See below.
3. Remove from my life Shitty Shady (Sh²) Nebulous Narcissistic (N²) Lying Loser (L²) Sicko Sociopaths (S²) pretending to help you at races and daily life but they just want to get in your pants along with everyone else's and are hindering your progress to becoming a better runner and person in general even when you are trying to help them with their own jacked up life but they stab you in the back and lie to your face and ruin your health and keep you injured physically and mentally for the entire year because they lack conscience, remorse, or any moral compass. Try NOT to hate everybody just because the best running buddy ever turned out to be an unethical untrustworthy undependable lying sack of shit. Try to forget that all that bonding on long runs where we talked about philosophy, music, politics, books, training, love, art, war was not actually a mind meld accelerated by endorphins but was a bunch of bullshit intended to misrepresent themself for someone who actually gave a fuck about you. Yea fuck those guys. Too bad this Douchebag Dwarf (D²) was awesome crew but fuck you.