Monday, April 7, 2014

AntiEpic 50 mile Gravel Grinder

Great day getting my ass kicked.  I would recommend doing one of these rides if you have any interest in cycling, they are a blast.  Especially since they start and end at a brewery.

Strava data: http://www.strava.com/activities/127317605 

More information on Gravel Grinders: http://ridinggravel.com/

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Numbers

Biggest month that I have had in a few years.  Good mileage (332.85 miles) and gym time but lacking on the vertical.   Starting April out with a down week after running 41 miles last Saturday then I will go back into the build hopefully hitting 100 miles the last week of April.







My new lunch running buddy on every Monday.


Monday, March 31, 2014

24 Hours of Palmer Lake

Great way to spend another beautiful Saturday.  Set a goal of at least 40 miles and a max of 50 miles which is way more than I have ever run at one time in the month of March.  The plan was just to jog all day and that is what pretty much happened.  Covered 50 laps which works out to 41 miles in 7 hours and 10 minutes.  Not a bad training run.  Not to sore on Sunday or Monday which surprised me, just really low energy levels on Sunday.  This week will be a nice recovery week then back to building mileage again.

Thanks again to VFuel for donating the box of gels for everyone.  Check out the new flavors!  They rock!  

You can get Jerry's lowdown of the race at: http://trailandultrarunning.com/24hrs-of-palmer-lake-race-report/

Towards the beginning when it is still chilly out.



Walking lap 50 (the last lap) re-hydrating.


Great video that Jerry made.

24hrs of Palmer Lake: Race Video 2014 from Jerry Armstrong on Vimeo.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Still around.

I know I have been kind of quite lately both on here, Facebook, and all the other social media sites.  Between it being Q4 at work, slowly building up my running mileage for Bighorn, and family life in general I have been pretty busy.   Honestly I forget to maintain this blog because my mind is in other places, thinking about what I need to get done that day.  Anyway I am still working on the 365 Beer Challenge which you can check out over here at this link: http://shadsyearofbeer.blogspot.com/.  Hopefully after our Q4 is done at the end of April things will calm down a bit and I will get back to posting regularly again.   I have been keeping my race results page up to date and if you are wondering about my training you can click on the graph on the right hand side and it will take you to my training log.

Until then....

Friday, January 17, 2014

Taos Free Day

Great day today.  The hockey tournament starts tomorrow so today was our only free day to explore.  Got here last night where I promptly drank 2 new beers and chilled in the hot tub.  This morning was a 8 mile 1300ft gain run which was just plain awesome hitting the summit as the sun rose behind me.





Then it was off to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge where I got yelled at by Tribal Police because I left the highway to take some photos of some Bighorn Sheep.  Guess that was Tribal land.
















Then off to Taos Pueblo which was the original Indian settlement that is now out on the Rez.  These buildings are over 1000 years old.  It was $15 per person to checkout this place but well worth it to me.