Sunday, February 28, 2016

Red Rock

I ran the Red Rock Canyon 26.2 last Sat )
It was freezing at the start, middle of the desert , 30 degrees where the bus dropped us off. 

The race ran into the canyons and climbed up and down for the first12 miles.


My legs were very heavy at mile 5 and I wanted to stop ! So much. 
But I keep on going, my mantra helped, one mike at a time.....

I was in 6 th place. I knew the women in front of me would drop back, I had to have the patience to allow them to.

By mile 14 I was in the lead. 

I felt my strongest from miles 18 to the end, a 8 min neg split

Great to win. Thrilled with my mental toughness 

I ran this race in 2012 and bettered my time  by 22 minutes 

Next up is the CMS Team Grand Prix 5k in Cambridge MA the the Snowshoe Championships March 12


  1. Silence Alicia Eno

  2. C'mon Alicia, the walk to Hebert's would only take less than 2 hours and 45 minutes. Believe it or not it would have been a lil tougher of a walk as a couple months ago it would have taken 2 hours and 43 minutes but they did some construction??? Yes, I admit I am crazy and I must be silly girl like you to even consider that time without you actually having a REAL COACH LIKE MYSELF but maybe I am just trying to sell you something because let me tell you Baby with your pretty looks there will definately be some stops so I am thinking roughly 3 hours and 30 minutes, typical Alicia, right? Winner though! Then if Alicia really wants to get serious and cooperates; standard 2:45 without stopping easily if you listen for a change Missy Mental Toughness Grandeur on all future walks.

  3. Hey Alicia, sorry but sometimes I get in a bad mood. I am very proud that a local won a marathon. Nice job! You are in terrific shape. I turn hot and cold pretty fast but who gives a rat's bum. But any how I have to really watch what I say because words can hurt but also can help. Poor Leslie O'dell can never enjoy alcohol again for the rest of her life but that is good because she will live a much greater and longer life which makes me happy. I once told her that when she goes and buys one of those really expensive craft alcoholic beers she must think of me and all our friends in the world, especially our friendly competitors who we really love,the Kenyans and Ethiopians, and that while Leslie is spending $7 dollars on one of those expensive drinks she must consider all the children that can't find FOOD to eat and are starving in our competitors' destitute countries. Leslie will then feel really disconnected from the real world and Leslie will never enjoy them beers ever again. She will be forever angry with me and may want to kill me but I only wish Leslie the best because I know she is a really nice Lady. But any how Alicia sorry that a lot of times I am a jerk but slowly and steadily I am improving at being nicer but it isn't easy as I get a rush when I get Leslie and people like you a little mad. It is hard to explain because I like to rattle people but I don't want to hurt them. I like to make people think. All I know is the O'dell Anti Alcohol Experiment was soo good that it is Legend. So as long as you play by the rules and don't talk about Mental Health Exceptionalism then I think you will be just fine. To a guy like me though tough talk like that is much worse than Leslie O'dell's son's fake toy gun and her cutting holes in beer cans. O.K. Alicia!

  4. One more thing Alicia! In a perfect world Leslie O'dell would change her Mountainllama name to Mountainlemur! Not because she isn't a pretty lady but because of her lil attitude!

  5. Hi Alicia, it is definately time for me to say bye and I only wish you the best because today I received a call from Stephen Laska not to contact you anymore or he is going to have a Worcester detective on me. This is the second episode of this happening. I must stop because you are really angry with me and I am sorry. I don't like to get people really angry with me. I just like to get them annoyed enough to think and sometimes I just like to write a bunch of goof down and have fun too. I am not a criminal though and I have never went to jail before and I don't plan to. But obviously if I keep writing to you that's where I will end up. The most important thing I want you to know is that I don't want you to ever be scared of me. God no. So I want to say sorry Alicia. I only wish you the best and I hope you continue to run really fast and win marathons. Promise, promise, promise this is my last message. Bye Alicia, Michael Weinberg