Monday, August 31, 2009

Team Vogel

After going so long now with out a web site for both Jennifer and myself, I finally gave in and built one just yesterday. This should help give us more broadcast out there in the "real world". This is a great platform to get the word out for great charities, sponsors and in general info for what we do in life. Check it out :

Grand Tetons 50 and 100 mile races

In two days we will be headed to the beautiful, pristine Teton mountains to race the Grand Tetons Trail Race. This race is put on by the great folks at Dream Chasers Events. In addition to being a great race, and spectacular scenery, we will get to see some great people as well. We are meeting up with our friend Sarah Thomsen, yep the mind behind Seriously Truly will be joining us for some fun runs in the magical Tetons. We will also be meeting up with Tony Portera, Bryon Powell, and my lovely wifes coach and true inspiration to us all Lisa Smith-Batchen. Lisa's husband Jay will also be there RD'ing and running! Along with all these folks, another inspirational lady will be there as well Sister MaryBeth Lloyd, aka: The Running Nun! Sister MaryBeth will be running again to raise awareness for Aids Orphans.

I will be running the 50 mile race and looking for a good time. A good time you say? Does that mean fast, or out to have fun? Well let me explain, I am not that fast but I do like to have a good time. I will be racing with a purpose, but will not let that get in the way of a good time. :)

My goal? Again, I am not a fast runner but I have actually been training. I have been accompanying Jen on all her long runs and most of the intermediate runs as well. Cycling, cross training and such should help. ( I have never actually trained this way before) With that said I am just hoping to break 9 hours. We will see what happens at the end of the day!

Jen will be running the 100 mile in search of a personal goal that I will keep to myself. She has been training hard as always, and I think she has a very good chance of doing what she and Lisa have set out to get her to do.
We both are so excited to get there and see everyone!