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A First Time for Everything........

To follow up on the above caption, it should be mentioned that this is my first attempt at any type of "social networking",

so, please bear with......


First off, a somewhat expanded bio - started running and racing 35 years ago (at age 43) and did 5K-10mile road races for the first few years (actually for over a decade!) training regularly with he Buffalo Chips R.C. in Sacramento, CA.  At the time, I thought that anyone that ran farther was out of their mind!  In 1989 I met Bill Finkbiener thru the above mentioned R.C. (as some of you know, Bill holds the record for number of finishes at the Leadville 100).  Anyway, soon I was running and training with Bill most weekends on the Western States trail.  As was then in vogue, we usually did a 30-40 mile run on Saturday followed on Sunday by 25-30 miles.  Since then, I have finished several 100's, a dozen or so 50 milers, many 50K's and numerous marathons and shorter races - almost all on trails.


But as the years have passed, sufficient recovery time has become more and more critical limiting both training and racing.  Kind of ironic as being retired provides almost unlimited time for the foregoing.  Also, having a wife (of 55 years) who also runs/races makes for an "understanding" home life. Also, our front door is exactly 25 feet from a rolling dirt running trail that  goes for miles and miles.  So, staying injury free and trying to retain some semblance of leg turnover are now the primary focus.  Hence, yearly races have become fewer with recovery time being the limiting factor.  Currently, four to six races are the norm. However,  the Triple Crown has been at the top of the schedule the past four years........to be cont'd.


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Comment by Amy (Arcuri) Perez on May 16, 2011 at 2:29pm
What an inspiration, Lee!  Thanks for sharing.  I look forward to the day I can knock out a 30-40 mile run on a Saturday and be able to move let alone run an additional 25-30 miles on Sunday. 
Comment by Aaron Atwood on May 16, 2011 at 1:35pm

Good stuff Lee - keep it up!

Comment by Brian McCarrie on May 13, 2011 at 3:44pm
Wow, Lee, that's some awesome stuff right there. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear more.
Comment by Brandon Stapanowich on May 13, 2011 at 3:34pm

Lee, thats quite the running resume!

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