My legs have been tired and the heat is turned up in Grand Junction. I need to wear shorts!
April 11 2 miles alone
April 12 bike ride 5 miles
April 13 Unaweep hike 2 miles
April 14 2 miles Moab photo shoot
April 15 2 miles with Mitch
April 16 2 miles with mitch
April 17 2 miles with mitch was up at 2am
Week Total 17 miles
Year Total 239 miles
I am feeling good as I move over terrain and my legs are not an issue on climb and hike days. I am hoping that the snow conditions allow me to attempt my mountain run/hike/climb this summer.
On a side note, it is a sad day finding out that 3 wonderful people/climbers/alpinists passed yesterday in the mountains. We need to remember that when we play in the hills that no matter how experienced we think we are that the conditions are always more challenging to determine that what appears on the surface. That doesn’t mean don’t play, it just means that no matter how acceptable the risks are in front of us, there are still risks. Sending my best to the families of those affected.
Check out the link and video below. I am in it climbing around town.
Grand Junction is a great place to be for all outdoor activities and for it’s small town community. Hope is see you join us!
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Week 14 Results Still Going Strong!
April 3 2 miles at school
April 4 2 miles at school
April 5 2 miles at school
April 6 8 mile bike ride with kids
April 7 2 mile Moab hike
April 8 2 mile at school
April 9 2 mile at school
Week 14 Total 20 miles
Year Total 222.92 miles
I have felt tired legs this last week. The weather switched to being pretty warm. Maybe that is why. I am looking forward to the summer when I get to try my mountain link up.
I sent my latest roof crack and am coaching baseball. So much to do. I have to get photos shot of my latest new climbs so look forward to that.
Summer is getting shored up and I look forward to camping with my kids, establishing climbs, seeing my family in Ohio and all the other great summer things like fishing, swimming and climbing.
Keep running and stay motivated!
March 27 2 mile 70 degrees lunch with Mitch. Way too hot going to move the runs to before school.
March 28 4 miles outdoor club hike with Mitch
March 29 2 miles with Mitch
March 30 7 mile ride with kids 2 mile alone
March 31 2 mile in Unaweep
April 1 2 miles at school with Mitch
April 2 2 miles at school with Mitch
Week Total: 21 miles
Year Total: 202.92 miles
We are into April and I am feeling low from not getting enough protein in my diet. I know because I am tracking my meals on myfitnesspal.com.
I highly recommend you beginning to record everything you eat and see how you are doing with the website. Within three weeks of documenting your eating you will see the trends that you can then decide how to correct of verify that you are doing well with respect to eating. I knew that I was low due to how I felt after this past month of training. I should feel a bit stronger, but I don’t due to not recovering as I should.
Rest is important but equally important is eating right! See you on the trail.
March 20 2 mile run at home 50 degrees
March 21 2 mile run warm at home
March 22 3 mile ride cold with Orson
March 23 4 mile ride sunny with Orson
March 24 2 mile run rainy
March 25 2 mile run 50 degrees with Mitch 7:20 mile
March 26 2 mile 60 degrees lunch with Mitch. Too hot
week total 17 miles
Total 181.92 miles
It finally got hot and it is tough to run in the heat. I will be needing to run early in the morning when I can now that the temperature has increased!
I can not believe that I have been going for 3 months straight! WOW. I hope you who have been doing this at home are proud of yourself. You should be.
I am looking forward to my summer challenge of a non stop 50 mile mountain and peak challenge. Have those goals and keep charging!
Spring Break starts at the end of this week! I am so happy. I will do some more hikes rather than runs due to all the climbing that I will get to do.
March 13 2 miles with Mitch 39 windy rain
March 14 2 miles on pi day Mitch started late but caught me. 40 degrees sunny for a change.
March 15 2 mile run at school with Mitch
March 16 2 mile hike Moab 50 degrees
March 17 3 mile hike Moab 50 degrees
March 18 2 mile hike Moab 55 degrees
March 19 2 mile hike Unaweep 45 degrees
Week 10 total 15 miles
Year total 164.92 miles Wow!!
I am feeling fit for hills and tough terrain having done all this running. Stay with it and I will get back with you next week. Word of the week, change it up a little and you will regain any lost motivation.
I can’t believe how fast time is flying by. This running everyday thing and moving outside is flying by! Start today, you are missing out on the fun.
March 5 2 miles at lunch 50 and sunny awesome.
March 6 2 miles alone
March 7 2 miles rain Mitch
March 8 2 miles in rain alone
March 9 1 mile at Powderhorn
March 10 4 miles Moab
March 11 2 miles run rain lunch 45 with Mitch
Week 10 total 15 miles
Year total 149.92 miles Wow!! This is cool!!
Word of the Week.
It’s never too Late to Start!
It’s been wet and running in the rain lately, but that is OK. Being outside is satisfying no matter what the weather. You appreciate all the things that you see, be it rain or shine and the clothes on your back and the people that you talk with. When you tell others what you are doing, they then reflect on their day to day and begin to say, Hey, I can do something like this too.
So get out and begin no matter how many days of the year are left,
The rain has been falling but the running is still great!
Feb 26 2 miles at lunch 50 degrees, first time My hands haven’t gone numb on the run! No Mitch today
Feb 27 2 miles 45 with Mitch felt slow but it was sub 7:30 pace
Feb 28 1 mile, at home with a sick son. 45 degrees
March 1 1 mile at home after work. All day conference rain
March 2 1 mile after skiing
March 3 4 miles rough canyon with Rowan
March 4 2 miles at 8pm after long day
Week 9 13 Mile total
Total miles 134.92
I am feeling pretty good after the low week.
Word of the Week. “Change”
I have changed my climbing training program from power work to endurance. That change has made me feel really weak with completing routes. My running is unaffected. It is interesting to see how little running impacts other training and fitness. What it does improve is cardiovascular health and that is important for healthy living.
Stay outside and stay healthy and put down your tech!
180 ft arete on my newest route in the desert.
Some days I just feel like Sh*t! Today is one of those days where I felt bad training and everything feels off, but I keep going. I am not running to improve my climbing but to improve my overall fitness and to show others that you can get outside and use your tech less.
Feb 19 2 miles at lunch, 34 degrees with Mitch cold!
Feb 20 2 miles at lunch cold 25 degrees
Feb 21 2 miles at lunch 35 degrees felt warm!
Feb 22 2 miles snowing 32 degrees not too bad. Snow getting in my eyes
Feb 23 1 mile skiing day powder day
Feb 24 2.2 mile hike to Moab climb
Feb 25 2 miles at lunch, 40 degrees feeling nice
Week 8 Total: 13.2 miles
Year Total: 121.92
Word of the Week “Age”
As I get older, I am feeling that my recovery time has to increase. This is just how it works with our bodies, we need more time to recover. My running times are dropping a little each week, but my climbing is feeling unsteady. I am not sure if it is from fighting a cold, going through a power training session or just from me being busy. Either way it is all a journey and I am learning more at this stage of my life than I have as a younger athlete. Psyched for more miles and my summer ultra challenge.
Things are going well. I survived a cold and feeling under the weather and am still running!
Feb 11 2 mile at school feeling sick head ache sunny 45 degrees
Feb 12 1 mile walk exhausted 30 degrees
Feb 13 1 mile jog, sore throat 32 degrees
Feb 14 2 mile felt good. 42 degrees cloudy with Mitch
Feb15 2.2 hike river road, establish new line on pseudo tower with Brent. 45 degrees
Feb 16 2.2 miles bolting new arete with Brent cold carrying lots of hardware
Feb 17 2.2 miles to new route 35 degrees
Week Total: 12.6 miles
Year Total: 108.72
Sticking with it even when it’s hard. That is what this is all about! I got to put on a bunch of this weeks miles while new routing which was fun! I also established an awesome arete in the desert! Stay tuned for images. Find the climber on the arete!!