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BlogAdventures of Oregon Laura
Summer Work
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jul 26 2011 4:40AM, 2 Comments | Leave a Comment
Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life. - Confucius It’s that time of year again. School supply lists, back-to-school sales, I’ve even seen Halloween, and not to be outdone, yes, Christmas decorations at a few stores already. One more flip of the calendar.....Read More
Schedules
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jun 23 2011 12:53AM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
I’ve found that I am a person that thrives on schedules when it comes to running. I really don’t consider myself over the top Type A or anything, but I am definitely one to let the motivation slip on my running if it’s not written down. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great fr.....Read More
Schedules
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jun 23 2011 12:23AM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
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The Watch
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Mar 28 2011 11:58PM, 1 Comments | Leave a Comment
Click here to go to the review summary. Watches are addicting. You’ll want it when you go out, miss it if you forget it, and constantly check it if you’ve found a good one. After trying out a few Polar heart rate monitors, and also a High Gear, my pick is Suunto. The company &ldq.....Read More
Hunting Trees
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Dec 9 2010 3:02PM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
Click here to go straight to the gear review. In Wisconsin, the annual Christmas tree hunt usually involved visiting a local tree farm, marching around the rows of perfect trees, deciding if this is the year we’ll pay extra for a Balsam, and then trying to spot one that will fit and loo.....Read More
A San Francisco Treat
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Nov 4 2010 12:29AM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
Ever wonder what it's like to run a marathon? Click here to check out the pictures and video! April 2010: Our group registration entry was drawn in the San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon Lottery – Brooke, Kouba, Courtney, and I are in! July 2010: Brooke, Kouba and I ran.....Read More
Through rain, through darkness, through spiders, through bears, 26.2 here I come!
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Oct 7 2010 3:08PM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
With less than two weeks to go before the San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon, our long runs are finally done! Even though we had a month off between the SOB 50K and starting training again for this marathon, I feel like I haven’t been able to go out for a quick 3 mile run in quite a wh.....Read More
Food Review: Gels and Chews
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Sep 21 2010 3:18PM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
On-the-go-nutrition. Please remember to pick up your trash after consuming gels and chews! I feel I’ve tried a bit of everything over the last year when it comes to taking in calories while on extended runs. Some things have worked, some things have not, and some things were downrig.....Read More
1000 Teams. 197 Miles. 36 Legs. 12 Runners. 2 Vans.
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Sep 2 2010 3:03PM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
1000 Teams. 197 Miles. 36 Legs. 12 Runners. 2 Vans. The 29th Annual Hood to Coast Relay. The Mother of All Relays. Check out the preview to Hood to Coast - the Movie. The Hood to Coast Relay is one of the oldest and longest point-to-point running relays in Nort.....Read More
And So It Begins.... Again.
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Aug 21 2010 12:16AM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
After a much needed rest from planning daily schedules around workouts, running, and cross-training between my husband and myself around our twin 3 year old boys, I’m back at it again. This time, quite a bit more relaxed. The phrase, only a marathon, is something I would have uttered sarcast.....Read More
SOB 50K
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jul 19 2010 1:21AM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
December 2009. Brooke and Kouba, “So, we were thinking of running the SOB 50K in July.” Laura casually replies, “Ok.” February 2010. Laura emails Clear Water Outdoor about the SOB 50K. March 2010. Everyone is registered for the race. July 10, 2010. .....Read More
Cows and tapering
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jul 7 2010 6:44PM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
Cows and tapering, hmmm, I agree, don’t really go hand in hand. Brooke, Kouba, and I decided to make one last trip to Mt. Ashland on the 3rd, a week before the big race day. The previous week, in the first few miles of our run, we saw a baby bear. This time, we hear a strange clanking sound.....Read More
Bear Cub + Snow = Exciting Day!
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jun 29 2010 2:19PM, 1 Comments | Leave a Comment
I have heard coming between a bear and her cub is one of the most dangerous wildlife experiences a person can have out on the trails. I’ve read, and have common sense enough, to never go near cubs if you see them, so I think to myself, how can a hiker/runner just happen to separate a bear and.....Read More
The most favorite of them all...
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jun 19 2010 4:04PM, 1 Comments | Leave a Comment
The Nathan Thermal Quickdraw (handheld) – with 22oz bottle. I’ve never run with a handheld water bottle, and remember in years past thinking… why would you ever want to carry an extra water bottle in your hand, who buys these things? Those were the days when I thought five miles w.....Read More
The almost perfect hydration pack - The Camelbak Annadel.
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jun 8 2010 7:18PM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
Brooke, Kouba, and I went for a 28 mile trail run on Sunday. Slow and steady, we finished in about six hours with some aches and pains, but all of us feeling we’ll be able to finish the SOB 50K (31.07 miles) with smiles on our faces next month. Six hours? Yes, it was a monster route. We d.....Read More
More Water - Deuter review
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jun 4 2010 1:17AM, 1 Comments | Leave a Comment
The Deuter Hydro M3. I bought this pack back in ’06 for a mountain biking adventure with my husband in CO, UT, and AZ. I loved it then and love it now. Four years, and many adventures later, the pack and reservoir still work like new. I think this version has been discontinued, but it you&.....Read More
Water, please.
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Jun 1 2010 3:24PM, 4 Comments | Leave a Comment
Hydrate - one of the most important things to do while exercising. One of my biggest challenges has been finding a comfortable hydration system. I’ve tried four, very different, options recently: Nathan Trail Mix (belt), Nathan Thermal Quickdraw (handheld), Deuter M3 (3L pack), and the Camel.....Read More
Dolly Parton, Body Glide, and Snow
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  May 23 2010 11:58PM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
Brooke, Kouba, and I did the “Dolly Parton” run today: 24 miles, five and a half hours, two monster climbs (one in to a snow storm at elevation), some moderate climbs, and a lot of fun running down. No, I did not come up with the name, but it does make me smile when I’m running .....Read More
Group Ride Training
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  May 18 2010 12:00AM, 2 Comments | Leave a Comment
I’ve had some pretty intense weekends. Anything from triple header soccer tourneys in years past to taking care of my newborn twins for the first time… by myself. This past weekend, I had Group Ride training. I really think it was one of the most intense weekends, physically and ment.....Read More
Brooks Adrenaline ASR 6 –a disappointment
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  May 11 2010 3:55PM, 2 Comments | Leave a Comment
Brooks, what have you done to the ASR’s? Don’t get me wrong, the actual shoe is wonderful. I haven’t slipped on the dusty, rugged trails, and I don’t feel too clunky when I have to run a bit of pavement. The BioMoGo midsole cushioning is fantastic and my conscience.....Read More
A Sneak Preview
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  May 7 2010 3:36PM, 4 Comments | Leave a Comment
Here it is - the possible running gear for the ladies for the SOB 50K. Brooks Girl Power T (sky), use your imagination a bit for the Brooks Epiphany Skort (Mediterranean), and the CWO HeadSweats Visor. Brooke and Laura Love the shirt. The sleeves are short, but they are a bit longer than the.....Read More
The Big Weeks are Coming!
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Apr 23 2010 1:32AM, 2 Comments | Leave a Comment
And so it begins. No more just-go-out-for-a-half-hour runs. Starting this week, my shortest runs will now be about six miles long. This part of any training plan always makes me question, “Why am I doing this again?” My spare time becomes consumed with training. What used to be a few 30.....Read More
Check it out
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Apr 15 2010 12:58AM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
I found a fellow blogger that ran the SOB 50K last year. "Siskiyou Out and Back 50k, you were a monster. A wicked, beautiful monster. A hungry monster who ate ultra runners for breakfast and then spat them out all over the mountainside." I started off thinking, oh crap, what .....Read More
Don't forget about The Pear!
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Apr 12 2010 1:48AM, 1 Comments | Leave a Comment
This weekend was the Pear Blossom Festival in Medford. I forgot to add it to my check list of races I am doing this year. How could I forget?? It’s THE race of Medford. 10 miles, out and back, fast, flat, one tiny hill. This year, there were 1580 finishers for the 10 mile race and 1118 fi.....Read More
3 1/2 hours and only 16 miles?
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Mar 29 2010 1:11AM, 1 Comments | Leave a Comment
I swear it feels like 20. Kouba, Brooke, and I went for an amazing 16 mile run today. We met and started in Lithia Park in Ashland. We ran through the park (uphill) and then up gravel and dirt fire roads for another FIVE miles (the same start to the Lithia Loop Marathon). Yes, about six miles to.....Read More
FAQ
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Mar 24 2010 4:02PM, 2 Comments | Leave a Comment
This post is about questions I’ve heard recently: How do you make your training plan? Training is all about scheduling and staying motivated. I’m creative in training plans, but I usually like to check out a few “I know this works” training plan websites to be sure.....Read More
My Nightlife
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Mar 19 2010 1:15AM, 0 Comments | Leave a Comment
Most people think of a night life as getting out, listening to great music, and having fun with your friends. Mine takes place on the trails and the roads, most often with all the aforementioned included. When I think of nightlife, I think of Brooks Nightlife. I love Brooks Nightlif.....Read More
Race day
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Mar 14 2010 12:39AM, 4 Comments | Leave a Comment
TNT 6 mile race I have not had to run in snow or too cold of temperatures (I think I ran when it was 29 degrees once) all winter. Last night, I read the forecast for today’s race – “90% chance of snow an hour before start time and lower 30s”. What?? Do I need to raid .....Read More
In The Beginning....
 Posted By:  Laura Luksich  | Posted In:  True Stories
 Posted On:  Mar 10 2010 11:26PM, 4 Comments | Leave a Comment
I’m back! Yes, it’s Laura Luksich, otherwise known as the “other” Laura that packed up and moved the family (husband – Aaron, twin boys: Gabriel and Evan born May 5, 2007) out to Medford, Oregon - down in the southwest corner of Oregon, about 2 ½ hours to the Pa.....Read More
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