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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu

My yearly running odometer just rolled over 300 miles and we are nearly four months into 2010.  I have to chuckle at the roughly 18 miles/ week average. The number drops quite a bit (to 10-ish) if you take out Bandera and Rocky. I am grateful it isn’t the big donut!

Since the knee tweak at Rocky Raccoon 100 in February, I have settled into an accepting recovery phase and have including various overall strength and stability work. Over the last few weeks I have been getting tossed around with Pilates, Yoga, and Boot camps at my local club. Who would have thought you could have streams of sweat coming down your face while standing on one leg. It happens…at least for me.


Over the last three weeks, the body has allowed me to move into an every-other-day running routine. It feels great to have some kind of consistency again. Most all the runs are in the 4-6 mile range.

Running miles in March – 38

Running miles so far in April – 48


Local Dirt

To reduce some of the road pounding close to home, I created a fun 1.25 mile loop on some open prairie trails and an unused dirt road, out at Oak Point Nature Preserve. It is all very runnable with some nice grade changes (no big climbs) to work a whole variety of muscles. I will be able to expand the distance/route as the clay dries up a bit.

New Tread

I have been putting in a fair amount of miles on the Montrail Rockridge. The shoe is a little bit beefier than the Masochist and has a tread pattern that could be quite versatile in our region. More thoughts coming on these.


No races planned..yet.

The journey continues…

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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