Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dr. Phil Maffetone Interview on TRN podcast

Time to get back to base training.  How do you define what base training is?  Well I am a believer in Maffetone training as you can see from my post here.  Here is a great new podcast on Trailrunning Nation with an interview of Dr. Maffetone.  Have a listen!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Yes I was a big fan of Lance at one time as much as it pains me to say.  Well after all the Lance drama that has been going on over the last few weeks this video below sums up how I feel about him now.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My first Strava Badge

I bet your jealous.  Got my first Strava badge with the iRunFar Holiday challenge.  Ended with 71 miles in the 6 days with even taking the last day off from running.  Next up, the 30 day Paleo challenge at the gym and Strava's Base Miles Blast January Challenge.

Here is the details of what the challenge was:  "Need some motivation to get out the door during the holidays? From December 24th through January 1st, iRunFar is challenging you to run 50 miles. Yep, just 50 miles in 9 days. And you can always go for more...

All you have to do is run with your Garmin, iPhone or Android, log your miles on Strava and watch the miles add up!


We know it's cold, we know it's dark and we know you're busy. That's why we challenge you to put down that cookie and get out the door."

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Year End Numbers

Not really going to write up a big year in review post this year.  You can get the drift of how I feel about my year when you read the post right after my Leadville failure in Aug.  I am going to share my numbers for the year though.

Went with doing more tempo style workouts this year to get ready for Leadville instead of high vertical like years past.  I am disappointed with myself that I did not even get over 300,000 feet of gain this year but happy with some of the speed I gained.  Last year I was just under 400,000 without even doing any big races.  If I am going to help my runner (whom to be shared later) break 34 hours at Hardrock 100 this year I am going to have to start focusing on a lot more vertical.  I think I will need to be over 200,000 feet by mid July.

As far as my plans for 2013, stay tuned.   That is still being worked out.  Hope everyone had a great holiday season and it is time to get back to doing some serious work again.