Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Northface Challenge is Coming to Atlanta

Hey, hey....are you guys ready for a new challenge?

You know I'm always looking for the next one. Why not join me for the Northface Endurance Challenge on October 15-16th? I'd love to see you there.



Click Here to Register for The North Face Endurance Challenge

11 comments:

  1. Looks totally fun! You need to go for it!

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  2. This looks great--I'm interested but of course there is a hometown race the same day!

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  3. The video's not working for some reason (probably my slow computer). Which distance are you going to do?!

    I'm doing the Peachtree City Classic 15K that weekend.

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  4. you go girl! That's great!

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  5. I reallllly want to do this but I will have JUST gotten back from Italy the week before... it may be crazy to sign up...

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  6. Hi there Blondie. Can't wait to try a few of your recipes. I'm not a runner (health issues) and never really wanted to be but enjoy reading about your ups and downs and admire your dedication! Not usually a commenter, but wonder if you've read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall? Great read - even for non-runner - and tempted like never before to give it a chance. Curious as to what would/do you think of it coming from the runner's perspective?

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  7. Hi KJD! Thanks for your comment.

    I haven't read the book, so I can't speak to specific points the authors makes. McDougall is an anthropologist, not a doctor or sports physiologist, so that is something to keep in mind.

    My personal take on the barefoot/minimalist movement is this...It can be a nice tool in your running toolbox. Going "barefoot" for strengthing exercises (outside of your regular runs) would certainly be beneficial. It's an easy way to shake up your routine and challenge yourself in new way.

    However I'm not about to give up my regular shoes. The whole barefoot craze doesn't translate so well to Americans who are in supportive shoes from the time they can walk. Our ancestors ran without sportsbras too. I'm not about to give those up either :)

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  8. Hi KJD. I havevn't read the book, so I can't speak to specific points the authors makes. McDougall is an anthropologist, not a doctor or sports physiologist, so that is something to keep in mind.

    My personal take on the barefoot/minimalist movement is this...It can be a nice tool in your running toolbox. Going "barefoot" for strengthing exercises (outside of your regular runs) would certainly be beneficial. It's an easy way to shake up your routine and challenge yourself in new way.

    However I'm not about to give up my regular shoes. The whole barefoot craze doesn't translate so well to Americans who are in supportive shoes from the time they can walk. Our ancestors ran without sportsbras too. I'm not about to give those up either :)

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  9. It's a 2 day event and they have everything from a 5k to a 50k. I haven't done a "technical trail race" since the late 90's, so 10k sounds about right. Anything further may be a little too intense (considering I hope to race again a week or two later). Kristyruns is doing the 10k too.

    Good luck with the PCC! I know you had an awesome breakthrough race there last year.

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  10. Treatit as a fun run! I don't know of anything like it around here.

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  11. Sports bra???? What are those? (I wish, lol....)
    I loved the book, and I guess my point is from a 'reader's perspective' not a runner's. But I certainly don't want to hijack your blog. Just if you see it, I suggest givin' it a go :)
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    KJD
    Your chickpea/brownie recipe is on my to-do list this week.

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