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Discussion: Ultra's Jim Walmsley

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Apr 5, 2020 8:12 PM # 
Jeez I didn't realize he was a track guy. 4:04 miler running ultra's! Watching a 48 min show on him. Watched Western States 100. The stumbling, shuffling, walking as needed makes me think I was a born ultra man.

Looks like a lot of these runners train in mountain areas since the ultra trails are in mountains...and they can run on paths and dirt which makes me jealous. He lives in Flagstaff and it looks like he has nice uncrowded light powder dirt trails and road to run on...again I'm jealous of that.

Hopefully you are getting better. Since Friday my knee bump is down 80% I would guess. Ice, steroid/prednisone and compression seems to be working along with walking lightly only.

At first I could take comfort in my strains of going to walking and do 4, 5, 6 miles and get the feel of a workout that way...increasingly I have stuff affecting even using walking as rehab.

PATIENCE. I slipped up this time and drug this out because I was getting in shape. I should have shut down and walked that first week even though I could run quick (my quick not actually quick pace of course)...and I should have iced more. The compression I read about but the bump was big enough compression sleeves kinda bugged me and I thought that meant bad...but that was wrong too.

Oh well...3 strikes against my judgment this time. Get well.
Apr 5, 2020 8:13 PM # 
I mean YOU get well/as injury not sickness if you haven't already.
Apr 5, 2020 8:15 PM # 
He has a beautiful huge stride...I would take 3 steps or maybe 5 to his one. I bet his heart rate is like 12. I race him I'm taking enough steps in 100 mile race for him to run 14,000 miles and my heart beat would be enough for him to run 25 races to get the same amount of heart beats...kinda unfair. But that's life.
Apr 5, 2020 8:33 PM # 
Apr 6, 2020 1:42 AM # 
I like that he drummed out of the Air Force :)

My back still hurts. When I run it gets worse.
Apr 6, 2020 1:40 PM # 
When I posted the story I still was not aware of how bizarre his getting lost was. I had that happen to me in Colorado mountain race...luckily I only went about 100 yards too far. He sounds like a really nice guy, but almost like he has a mild case of autism too. Maybe he just talks slow.

Sorry about the back. I'm into week four now and still have sore elbows...but I can put weight on them both now to do bridges and other floor exercises...the right one I could after a week, the left one even 2 weeks plus I just could not put full weight on it, but I could do other stuff including golf and no issues.
Apr 6, 2020 1:42 PM # 
I'm torturing myself by watching all kinds of ultra stuff when I can only walk medium pace and just an increase of .2 miles caused my knee to slightly puff up today. It still was not down all the way, but first two days of walking what encouraged me was I walked and it did not seem to affect the swelling/puffiness.

I'm doing situps and other stuff and stretching, etc many times during the day to burn off energy and keep things tight and toned as much as possible.

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