Monthly Archives: July 2012

Altra Instinct 1.5 and Superior

I ordered new shoes today. I hope to have them in two weeks. These are photos of the new Altra Instinct 1.5 and the new Altra Superior trail shoes. The Superior do not replace the Lone Peaks. They are just an alternative lighter trail shoe. I ordered the orange Instinct 1.5 and the Superior. Can’t … Continue reading »

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Hard Rock 100 Video

Here is a nice video from Carson Rickey shot at the Hard Rock 100 this year. This is some great motivation to start the week! Hanging out at Hardrock 100 – 2012 from Carson Rickey on Vimeo.

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Weight Check

I seem to have rounded another corner and started a weight loss cycle. I tend to plateau for a few weeks then drop a few pounds, then plateau again. My morning weight is staying pretty consistent at 196 which is down from a few weeks ago of 202. I am hoping that the loss continues … Continue reading »

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2012 Week 31 Recap

After a week off for our annual Colorado vacation I jumped back on the horse this week. Mileage is a little low but I will build it back up this week and next. Running miles was only 29 with a few extra miles of bike commuting. I was pretty happy with two 10 mile runs … Continue reading »

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Psycho Psummer 50k Per-race Update

I got an email from Bad Ben the race director with some final race information for Saturday’s 50k. Here are the aid station details. They have added in a few unstaffed stations due to the heat. Unstaffed Water-only Station Mile 1.2 Staffed Full Aid (Road Crossing) Mile 2.9 Unstaffed Water-only Station Mile 4.0 Staffed Full Aid … Continue reading »

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Weekend Motivation

For all of you going into your weekend long run or racing here is a little motivation for you. I am thinking of printing this first one off and having my son give it to me on my last 10 mile lap at my 50k Saturday. This photo is not running related but just look … Continue reading »

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2012 Week 28 Recap

This week was pretty fantastic not for the any significant mileage. I dropped down into the 30’s as I start to taper for the 50k. But I did have three runs that were just incredible. If I can harness that same feeling for my 50k I will be gold. Here is a graphic from Daily … Continue reading »

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Building an Ultra Kit

Today I hit the local sporting goods store looking for a clear case. I want to build an ultra race kit. Part med-kid, part fuel-kit, part unknown. I hit the fishing department looking at their fishing lure boxes. Most of the fishing boxes were two thin. After a little looking and testing the boxes of … Continue reading »

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Craigslist Hunting or Hunted?

One of the four issues I need to address before I am ready for my first 50 miles ultra is some kind of upper body and core workout. I don’t want to gain a lot, if any, weight but I need to convert some upper body fat to muscles. It would help me accomplish this … Continue reading »

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Registered: North Face 50 Mile Endurance Challenge

Well, today I registered for the North Face 50 Mile Endurance race. 50 miles seems crazy to tell you the truth. I am about a 6 hour 50k racer so how hard can an extra 20 miles really be? 🙂 I am going to find out in September. I say bring it!

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