Monday, December 31, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Merry Christmas everyone!!! The year really flew by. Caleb and I went to the cyclocross nationals last week at Wyandotte park(not the lake) to check out the action and to cheer on the locals(and part time trail runners). Cameron got on the podium in the singlespeed race. The mens elite race was exciting as well . The course really got sloppy once it warmed up. Tim Johnson won the stars and stripes. The last time he won was in 2000, which also happens to be the last time the race was in KC. Local stalwart Steve Tilford's race was messed up by double flatting not once, but twice. The first time I know he probably had to ride half the course on two flats. He still finished on the lead lap even after all that.
Posted by Shane A. Jones at 9:36 PM
Yesterday (Sun)I went out for a couple of hours at Wyco in the snow. I ran and hiked through the snow, just enjoying the solitude. On my way back towards my house I caught up with the redneck crew out tearin up the trails in their all terrain mud slinger. I told the old boy drivin it(who had three dogs with him)that I thought it did more harm than good havin that thing out on the trails. He told me that was the only way they could get back on the trail to do "maintenance", otherwise he would start hearing about it from the horse people. Whatever. He also told me I should tell the rangers if I didn't like it. I asked if he was part of the maintenance crew. Thats when he told me he was the park director. Now you understand the title of this post. I told him that the Trail Nerds would be out soon to do some trail work....on foot. P.S. Someone even tried to drive a truck on the trail from the maintenance shed area???
Posted by Shane A. Jones at 9:23 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
First off congrats to Paul Schoenlaub and Dave Wakefield for good runs at Sunmart. Secondly, I think all of the posts about taking some time off finally rubbed off on me. I haven't ran since last Thursday. I had been feeling kind of crappy lately so may be I needed a little break. I am looking forward to Th Cyclocross Nationals this weekend. I'm going to go out and watch Cameron and Joel race the singlespeeds Sun morning and probably watch the pro race later in the day. It will be a lot cooler than watching the Chiefs get their asses handed to them again. Hopefully I can sack up and run tomorrow night and get a decent long run in on Saturday. Also I like eggs.
Posted by Shane A. Jones at 9:29 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2007
We had a great run in the snow at Wyco lake tonight. We ran our 6 mile loop that includes most of the Veteran's Day course. Although it makes for tough running, it seems like snow is an instant mood lifter for me. When its cold and crappy and there's no snow it's just depressing. The snow makes me happy. I wore my Yaktrax on our run tonight. They work pretty well when the snow has a little bit of depth and is soft. I think they work better than screws in some situations. It's supposed to snow more so Saturday should be good for the Alternate chili run. By the way, those are 24's I'm rollin on.
Posted by Shane A. Jones at 9:16 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Well, Jackson and I went out to Clinton Lake for the 2 and 5 mile cross country races last Sunday. I was sick again and for sure would have bailed if I hadn't already signed up. The weather was brisk, but nowhere near as cold as last year. I ran the 2 mile with Jackson in 24:?? . Then I lined up for the 5 mile and ran the first few miles with BadBen. I started to feel a little better toward the end so I picked it up a bit. finished right at 40:00. If nothing else it was a good workout and I didn't make myself sicker...or is it more sick? Steve and Marcia Riley put on some good events. I definitely like the format of two races back2back. It's fun and its something I'd like to see us add to one of our races. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures, so I threw in a shot of my new car. I got in a pretty good run tonight. I did five hard hill repeats of about 1 min. ea. along with a warmup and cooldown. I felt a lot better than I did on Sun. I just need to get out of this funk that I've been stuck in since the time changed and get back to training consistently. Next Sat is the Alternate chili run at Wyco. I heard there were a few crazies out there last Saturday in the rain. Jeez.
Posted by Shane A. Jones at 8:57 PM