Tag Archive for Running

Crow Pass Crossing Report

I’d be lying if I said I went into crow pass crossing 100% confident of running under 3 hours 5 minutes. Between an early season injury and race week sore/flat legs I just didn’t feel like my ducks were in a row for a stellar performance. After Lake Sonoma 50 I suffered set back after set back. It started with some…

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Mt Marathon Reflection

It was promised to be the most competitive field of runners ever assembled for Mount Marathon. The 3.1 mile race has always been the largest of the mountain running grand prix, but with the addition of Kilian Jornet and other notable international athletes, Alaskans were ready to put up their fight against the best in 2015. I’ve never been the strongest…

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Tracing the numbers to determine an injury

Injuries often arrive at the most inopportune time and linger far beyond a reasonable amount of time. If that’s not a quote somewhere it should be. We would all like to think that we will never deal with injuries, but that’s about as credible as believing that pulling out is a practical form of birth control. Shit happens, but at least…

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Training 4-13-2015 Summary

I spent most of this week trying to soak up the 50 mile training run that Lake Sonoma 50 developed into. Aside from sore feet and what now appears to be some Achilles tendinitis of some form I feel mostly pretty good. I should mention that Sunday I puked after a TAT run with Allan, Cody and Matias, but this…

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Training Summary 3-9-15

I’m going to roll a short race summary into this training summary due to the smaller nature of the race, and my reduced weekly volume for the week. Saturday was the inaugural Crazy Lazy mountain race in Palmer, which entailed summiting the mountain through the traditional route, then descending the via the smith trails. The route was originally thought to…

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Training Summary 3-2-15

Things are more or less back to normal on the training front. After pulling off 100 miles with a decent amount of quality and seeing my HR at various paces I can comfortably say that I am back to full capacity. The weather has been all over the place lately, making running around my apartment kind of tricky due to…

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Training Summary 2-22-15

Week 2 at full running capacity. My foot remains to be sore, but hasn’t hampered my running in any way. I was hoping for to put in 110 miles or so this past week, but ended up taking Thursday afternoon off, and missed part of my Wednesday night mileage. Those two losses resulted in me only managing a hair under…

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Training Summary 2-16-15

Well things are finally on the mend I suppose. The tendons in my foot appear to be healing fast enough that I can get out and run, so I have been taking full advantage of this odd winter we are having in Alaska this year! 50F in February up here is absolute insanity and has created some interesting running/training conditions…

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