My sister and I have completed our spring running schedule. End of march we do: http://www.runthetrailbreaker.com/index.html It's a trail marathon in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
In May we do the Lake Geneva Marathon - but we are actually doing the 22 mile trail run not the marathon.
In June we do the Sky Line to the Sea Ultra 50k in CA It will be our first trip together and we plan on going camping at Yosemite park later during the trip. I'm hoping to get some really good pain killers so I CAN hike. Lastly, in July we figured we might as well do the Dances With Dirt 50K Ultra in Devils Lake WI - we figured since we will already be trained we might as well. Then we rest - and I plan on working on some speed training and maybe doing a half in the fall. it will be nice to have the summer off of the crazy long runs. So that's what we have planned - oh and I suppose I am already signed up for the Super Spartan race in Marsalls - that will be really fun.
|Spring Running Schedule|
|Heading out from the YMCA|
it started at 8am at the Ottawa YMCA. It was a beautiful day. and a really fun 11 mile run down to Starved rock Lodge with My sister Debi and my Neighbor runner friend Mike Way. We all made treats to bring and my boyfriend Judah drove the car to meet us. He was going to run it, but hurt his knee so was un able to. I made Runners world Sweet Potato Muffins - I was pretty happy with them.
2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour (preferably pastry flour)
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup pureed or mashed cooked sweet potato
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk (I just used skim milk because that's what I had)
Heat oven to 375° F. Grease 12 muffin cups or add paper liners.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, and salt.
In a bowl, whisk butter, oil, sweet potato, egg, and buttermilk. Fold wet mixture into the dry; stir until just combined.
Fill muffin cups three-quarters full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Banana Nut Variation Reduce sugar to 1/2 cup. Replace sweet potato with 1 cup mashed, very ripe banana; add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to the batter.