Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Calm before the storm: 18 miles last 2 days

Monday I did some AVRT (Antelope Valley Resistance Training) in the wind for 8 miles. I felt slow and tired. I completed the 8 miles in 64 minutes.

The forecast looked good for this Tuesday morning but called for scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. I figured today would be the last day I should go a little farther if I plan to complete a 3 hour run this Sunday. The wind finally stopped this morning after 7 days of gusting. I had a great run, and my legs felt really good. I ran 10 miles in 1:18 (7:48 pace).

Here is the information on my 30 mile run on July 5th. I wanted to extend the invitation to come out and run/bike with me to all my blog readers. Let me know if you need directions or have questions.

Family and Friends,

I hope your training has been going well and your running shoes are a bit tattered and worn! Not too worn though because the big event is just around the corner! The important information and logistics are listed below.
Karl will start the run at 5:00am on Sun. July 5th at our house. The following is a break down of the approximate start times of each loop. Each loop will start from our house.
15 mile loop 5:00am
5 mile loop 7:00am
5 mile loop 7:40am
1 mile loop 8:20am
1 mile loop 8:29am
1 mile loop 8:38am
1 mile loop 8:47am
1 mile loop 8:56am
breakfast celebration 9:05am
As you can see we took out the 3 mile loop and decided to do multiple 1 mile loops. This change was made to allow walkers and slower runners to start the 1 mile loops and have the opportunity to cheer and support Karl multiple times before finishing with him.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the estimated start time of the loop you are running. This will assure you do not miss Karl if he is speeding through the run faster than we anticipate!
If you are traveling from out of town and need a place to stay on Saturday night please let us know. We have a large house and would love to fill it with “Karl supporting runners!”

In lieu of gifts Karl would appreciate donations to be made to Karno Kids. He has set up a website to donate: http://www.active.com/donate/karnokids/KStutel His goal is to raise $500 for the organization!
Please RSVP by commenting on the blog or email at kstutel@hotmail.com
Karl has been training hard in preparation for his run! Your love and support mean the world to him. Hopefully we will see you July 5th and together we can celebrate with Karl as he achieves his goal of running 30 at 30!

Karno Kids - The intent of this organization is to provide financial support to organizations and programs that are focused on improving the health and wellness of our youth and restoring and preserving the environment and urban open-spaces. We work with a select number of quality organizations and programs that support this vision in an accountable and quantifiable manner. These currently include: Girls on the Run, The Conservation Fund, Kids on Trails, and The New York Road Runners Foundation.

“We’ve let our health slip in this nation, especially our youth, and it’s time we recognize the importance of physical wellness as an important life priority and take back our health as a country.”
- Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathoner, CEO & President


Anonymous said...

Zac and I will be there, maybe Kendall too.

Ron said...

is it possible to have the shirt logo sent to me as a jpeg?

Chuck said...

I will always think of AVRT when the winds are gusting on the aqueduct. That is a great way to look at it!

I would really enjoy running with you on your big day. I will be at your house at 4:45am on Sunday July 5th. Should be a lot of fun! You can e-mail the directions to chuckfieland@sbcglobal.net

Karl Stutelberg said...

I cannot take credit for the term AVRT, it was created by Clay!