The Cross-Training Secrets of Ultrarunner Sallie McRae. No, there’s not some big Secret with a capital S in the article, but it is always interesting to get a glimpse of the routine of a serious ultra competitor. Also, is it just me or has Outside been producing a lot more[…]Read More »
Mileage: ~45; Elevation: ~6,800′
Monday PM: 5k and 1,000′ of elevation. Some easy uphill hiking training. Core workout after.
Tuesday AM: 4.5M and 800′ of elevation during 400 meter repeats up the Indian School TH road. Legs were a little tired/off.
Tuesday PM: Upper body workout.Read More »
Mileage: ~55; Elevation: ~9,600′
Monday PM: Easy 5k around the neighborhood to recover from the weekend, followed by a core workout and foam-rolling.
Tuesday AM: 10k with 5x400M hill repeats on the trails off of the Indian School parking lot.
Tuesday PM: 3.4M. Shakeout run back at Indian school, followed by an upper body workout.Read More »
When I first moved to Albuquerque almost three years ago, on my very first run, I made the obvious decision of running toward the mountains. I barely watched where I placed my feet, because my eyes were glued to the mountain range that was now right outside my front door.
I happened upon a bike path less than a quarter of a mile into my run and continued to follow it toward my objective. The bike path quickly led me to a trail system less than a mile and a half from my apartment. Over the next few months, I continued to take that same path into the mountains, exploring the multitude of trails that I could find directly outside my front door.Read More »
Blogging Moab’s Red Hot 33k/55k. Patrick from Running Pride and Rocky Mountain Runners rounds up all the various race reports from the front-runners to the mid-packers, including mine and his own.
2014 The North Face TransGranCanaria Preview. iRunFar rounds up the competition for this week’s rugged European Ultra. 28,000′ of climbing over 77 miles. Yikes! Bryon Powell also interviewed Timothy Olson and Seb Chaigneau, two of the top contenders in TGC. I don’t know how anyone could not cheer on these two guys.Read More »
Mileage: ~55 miles; Elevation: ~3800′
Monday PM: 3.00 miles. Easy uphill recovery run at the Indian School TH.
Tuesday AM: 5.91 miles. 4x400M hill workouts on Embudito Trail. I managed to forget my headlamp, which made for some interesting trail-running until the sun started to peek out over the Sandias.
Tuesday PM: 3.01 miles. Easy recovery run around the neighborhood.Read More »
In the months leading up to the race, the term slickrock conjured up images of trail-running beauty. I had imagined myself gracefully gliding over said terrain, months of hard training paying off in the form of a confidence-building, high-placing finish time. I had not pictured myself slapping my feet down[…]Read More »
Mileage: ~42; Elevation: ~2,900′
Another taper week to rest up for the Moab Red Hot 33k.
Monday: 6.71 miles. Despite dealing with some stomach bug the previous evening and in the morning, I felt really good once I stepped out to run. The weather was beautiful too, so I did a bit longer than planned and felt great.
Tuesday: 5.25 miles. Easy, short hill workout.Read More »
Mileage: ~33; Elevation: ~2,600′
Taper madness week. It was exceedingly hard to fully embrace a taper this week as I felt great and was itching to maintain the high (for me) mileage I had been doing in previous weeks.
Monday: 2.13 miles. @7% on the treadmill.
Tuesday: 7.00 miles. Hill work repeats.Read More »
I’m a fan of ultramarathoner Sage Canaday’s YouTube videos produced under his “VO2Max Productions” label. Until watching one of those videos, I had no idea that he had previously written a book. Even when he is recommending his own book, Sage acknowledges that the writing is slightly juvenile and unpolished[…]Read More »