Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One crazy week sep. 20-26

Well, a lot happened this week in regards to running so I'll start off with the best news. I signed up for the Triple Lakes Half Marathon on Oct 9th! Second best news, I will be heading up a race on January 8, 2011 on the Tanawha Trail here in the Boone area. This will be a marathon, half, and a 50k.

Ok the runs this past week:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sep. 13-19th Week in Review

So the week started out with Monday and Tuesday off due to work, but by Wednesday the itch to get out and run was strong so I decided to do a nice little 5.5 mile run on the Boone Fork Trail. It had been awhile since I had ran this, and I definitely wasn't used to it. This trail was a bit more technical than I remember. Any way here is a look at it: Boone Fork Trail Run.

Thursday saw my first attempt to run up Howard's Knob. It was pretty awesome and I actually enjoyed the heart pounding, calve killing ascent and did not enjoy the quad torture of the descent. The elevation gain in the two miles up is 12oo ft. Pretty brutal but tolerable.

Saturday definitely saw the highlight of the week running the Kitsuma Kookout Challenge with the good folks from WNC Trail Runner. The Youngs Ridge/Kitsuma trail had been pretty much demolished in the last week and was a bit hairy to run on. It was like running in sand up a mountain. I wasn't completely satisfied with my time because I know I could have run more of the trail if I would have pushed myself a little harder. I just walked to many of the hills. Check out the run: What was great about the run was the potluck afterward. I got to meet some really cool people and enjoyed some delicious food and beer (thanks Adam and Matt).

To end the week I went on a pleasant recovery run with my beautiful girlfriend Hannah along the trails around the Boone Greenway. It was a perfect end to a perfect week of running.

Monday, September 6, 2010

First Post

Hi everyone, this is my first post and I would would like to tell everyone what it is all about. My name is Brandon Thrower and I like to run, on trails to be specific. I have been running for about 3 years now and have run a marathon and a 40-mile ultra event. The marathon was the Triple Lakes Trail Marathon in Greensboro, NC on some beautiful rolling single track and the 40-mile was the Uwharrie Mountain Run, a very popular ultra in the Southest that takes place in the ancient Uwharrie Mountain range near Charlotte, NC. So this blog will be about my training and the beautiful trails that I run along the way. I will also include any hikes that I do as well. Hope you find this interesting and keep checking in. Thanks everyone.