Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Please watch this video!

Dear all supporters of my 100 by 100 blog,

Please watch this video on Alzheimer's Disease.  It is very short and simple.

At the end, you'll know why I support finding a cure for this dreadful disease.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Please support the cause when you can!  Thank you!

Norb Lyle

#14 Ultramarathon, Zion 50K Finished!

While Lori and I were in St. George, Utah for 3 weeks or so in March I saw in one of my ultra running magazines somewhere that there was a Zion Ultramarathon planned for early April!  I said to myself, "Wow, Zion National Park is 20 minutes away from us!" "I think I just got to do this!"

Well, I decided that even though I was just starting my ultra running training again after all the skiing ultras I did recently, I could do this race as a training run.  So, I decided to do it this way, and began just two weeks of ultra practice training, then a very short taper of just 5 days.  I went into the race with just a 3 hour run or 16 miles under my belt.  I was a little wary of this, but said to myself to just really ease way back the entire run and just enjoy the scenery!

Well,............was this a great race (run)!  I enjoyed every minute of it!  Spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains, plateaus, and reefs on the outskirts of Zion National Park.  All I can say is, "Wow"!  There was even a section of the trail about 25 miles into the run where we had to use ropes to get up certain sections of the side of a mountain!  It used a lot of extra energy and willpower, but the effort was so well worth it in the end!  The race took place on 4/5/14 and my time was 7:36.

Lori and our dog Shady were there for me an aid station around 23 miles so that was really great for me.  I so appreciated it!  The finish was so sweet too.  I talked with a lot of people who I talked with in the race.  It was pretty fun!  A couple who I was running with for a while actually got engaged in the race!  The guy asked her around 25 miles into the race!  She said "Yes", so that was pretty great!  A lot of people were still coming in from the 100 mile race when I was there too at the finish so we could cheer for them!  They looked really beat!  I'm not too sure if that will be my first 100 mile run, for sure!

Anyway, another Ultra done.  #14 Ultramarathon for 100 by 100 is in the books and another $100.00 donated to Alzheimer's!  Thanks again for all the support from everyone!  Here are some pictures!