Friday, August 24, 2012


I have not had much time for posting b/w work and trying to squeeze the last few drops out of the summer with the family. I've been grinding the training and am up to 12 days without an off day.  The kids are back on their school schedule of going to bed at 7:00ish and I'll probably have some time to post.


Friday, August 10, 2012

A Little California Running

I've been here and there this week but did manage to squeeze in a couple of runs and one of those was in beautiful San Diego.  I got in about 12 miles in two hours?  I don't run with my Garmin anymore but have the splits memorized on all my local trails and the numbers just pile up in my head and I know exactly how far I have run at the end of each run.  I know the two hours is accurate but I am guessing on the 12 miles based on a review of maps and a sense of effort put out.

Anyway, a few pics:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Weekending 8.5.12

Monday - AM - 30 min stairs, Lunch - Gym - Bench / Squat / Pullups, PM - 4 miles

Tuesday - 27 miles North Shore Trail, MT110 - This was a nice run but it got hot very fast! I was looking for 32 miles but had to cut things short after I ran out of water and temps got above 100.  I miscalculated the splits for the last portion of the run and missed a water fountain that I needed for refilling.  Then the next water source was shut off!  I finally admitted defeat, doubled back and then cut the trail to get back to a water fountain.  I was done by that point and walked the last 1.5 miles back to my car.

Wednesday - 4 miles - Legs felt really good after yesterdays long run.

Thursday - 45 min stairs / Pullups

Friday - 30 min stairs / Gym - Press / Deads / Pullups

Saturday - 0 - Couldn't get out of bed and had a lot of family stuff going on.

Sunday - 6 miles, Luna Sandals - Quick run in 100+ heat

Total - 41 miles plus 1.75 hrs of stairs

I was glad to get in a legit long run finally and will get another long run in at the Colorado Bend 60k this coming weekend.  My legs really didn't seem to be fazed by the long run on Tuesday but maybe walking the last 1.5 miles while chugging water helped speed up the recovery.  I plan to get in at least one double North Shore run in September and that should be good for about 42ish miles.  I'll need to stash some water and gels at the northern end of the trail b/c the access to water is tricky and not reliable.  I could carry a pack but have really grown to hate having to keep up with extra stuff.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

No Tejas Trails 300

I was planning on going for the Tejas Trails 300 starting with Cactus Ross 100 but it won't be in '12 / '13. Rocky Raccoon is the 3rd and final leg of the 300 and it is now officially sold out and the wait list looks to be over 100 already!  I guess I could put my name on the wait list but I would rather just move on and make different plans.  I'll have a beer and think about my plans.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Keeping it Real

I still do most all of my runs barefoot, unless otherwise noted.  Just saying...

Also, drink local