Saturday, October 31, 2009

SUBJECT: TRAIL RUN

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The more specific one's training becomes the harder it is to run with someone else.
Firstly you must determine "WHEN" the run will take place. This can take a miracle to actually match up a day and time when both of you are available.  Then the "WHERE", "WHAT"  and "HOW" must be determined. What pace should you run at, what distance, a long flat single track, a short steep uphill climb, etc. etc.? Add a few more people into the mix who are recovering or tapering or have injuries to consider and it can all get rather complicated. All the variables MUST be considered  and accounted for before the RUNNING DATE can finally be consumated.

P.S. I hope you get this one because it took most of my brain cells
to get it on paper and then on to my computer.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Muddy Shoes!!


Here is an alternate line for URP-
"Someone is in BIG trouble and surprisingly, it's not ME!"

CONGRATULATIONS DAVID  for taking the #1 spot on the
Click here for The Top Ten Ways To Run Like A Dot List WINNERS.
I really enjoyed bringing it to life as an URG comic.
(P.S. for some reason I had trouble posting the results so I had to make it into 2 postings)

CONTEST WINNERS- URG'S IMPROMPTU CONTEST


The Results OF URG's IMPROMPTU CONTEST
Firstly, thank-you to everyone who entered the contest. your entries were so funny and imaginitive with some of them being on the unconventional side for a "TOP TEN LIST". Let's see I got one entry in the form of a 5 stanza poem  and more then a few random thoughts from the minds of your dogs. Taking the lead from you I have decided to make the LIST a bit unconventional as well.
So without any further ramblings from ME here is YOUR
 TOP TEN WAYS TO RUN LIKE A DOG LIST-
#10a) you know you are well hydrated by peeing on every tree you pass. -Derrick
      b) Poop in the woods, and stand around and wait for someone to clean it up for you. -David

#9) Eat random things you find along your run. -David

#8a) When you see another runner, run up to them and smell them. -David    
    b)  sniff, sniff, sniff,sniff..... SQUIRREL!!!!(pause)......sniff,sniff,sniff.... -Aaron
 
#7) Never run in a straight line or the same direction for more than 5 seconds. -David
 
#6) Have the runner behind you start a game of "fetch" with you using gels and shot blocks. -Lakewood
 
#5a) From the mind of my lab:
       Where are you, there you are, chipmunk, where are you, hey who's that dog, squirrel, where    are you, watch out mountain biker, hey we didnt bring Jack, chipmunk, stream, where are you, there you are, we're done already :( -Sank
   
   b) What runs through a dogs mind:
        ....running!...that's my most favorite thing! Wait what's that ? A dead fish...oh that's my most favorite thing! Man I'm itchy maybe I'll scratch...oh that's my most favorite thing....I think I'll lick my ...err now its just getting creepy -Aaron


#4) Aim to be the lead dog (re: dogsledding) because unless you are the lead dog, the view is always the same! -Derrick


#3) Instead of your normal route, run a 20 mile loop chasing the mailman around the neighborhood. (Just make sure he doesn't have any doggy pepper spray first). -Lakewood


#2) I am dog, see me run.
     What pace, what route? Who cares, no fun!

      Start off fast, then lope to trot
     Stop and sniff all stinky rot.

      Have a roll, it's worth the bath
    They give you in the aftermath.

     Fur and tongue fly all around,
    So glad I'm out of that damn pound.

    Please take me with you every day,
  We'll both be happy with our play. -Sara


#1) When you get home, tear around the house in your muddy shoes. -David

CONGRATULATIONS DAVID for taking the #1 spot on the list. I really enjoyed bringing it to life as an URG comic.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW...

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SOME PEOPLE JUST CAN'T WAIT FOR
THE HOLIDAY SNOWSHOE SEASON TO ARRIVE.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

RUN, RUN, FUN,FUN!!

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RUNNING FOR FUN???
If you ever start thinking you have forgotten how to RUN FOR FUN then just watch a dog and do as they do!
URG's Impromtu CONTEST-
Top TEN Ways to Run Like a Dog!
             10. YOUR ENTRY HERE
              9.  YOUR FRIENDS ENTRY HERE
              8.  YOUR DOGS ENTRY HERE
              ETC...ETC...ETC
This is an impromtu contest. Let's see how many answers we can get. Contest is OPEN until Oct. 25th/09.
Leave your entry as a comment or e-mail them to ultrarunningguy@gmail.com
BTW URG's First Contest "Top 20 Signs You Are Training (Too) Hard For Your Next Ultra" will be published in November's issue of Ultra Running Magazine along with a few URG comics so thanks again to everyone who entered and congratulations to all the winners who will be credited along with their entry(s).
Hey if you guys and gals are extra witty for this contest then perhaps we can all get published again.

This contest is OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
so keep those entrys coming!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

MY TRAIL!!

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Some of us get very attached to our TRAILS! You may even say POSSESSIVE.
Well it makes sense as we spend so much time on them and know every nook, every cranny, every distance marker, every slippery spot, every grade change, every rock and twig, tree, shrub and dog along the way. 
We have laughed, cried, sweated, bled, fallen, walked with our families, proposed marriage, been married and even taken our honeymoons on them and they become a part of the memories of our lives.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ney-Sayer

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BEWARE THE NEY-SAYERS!
 THEY ARE LURKING, READY TO POUNCE,
TO DENOUNCE, YOUR RUNNING!
WHY IS THAT?
(Note: you may notice URG has a NEW LOOK. OK, I am going through an identity crisis concerning URG.
I was not happy with some things so I changed them. They may change again. Please bear with me.)

Friday, October 2, 2009

A QUICK ONE?

Sent In By You.....James!
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A QUICK ONE!  Isn't that relative?

Thanks to James for sending in this "URG".
James if from New Zealand where he tells me the water goes down
the drain counter clockwise. Does that mean your clocks run backwards also?
James is a writer for VO2 Max Magazine. Here is
a link to his article about Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington .

Don't forget to send your best "URG" to ultrarunningguy@gmail.com
with the subject "Sent In By You".