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An uncomfortable recovery week 7.29-8.4

A trip to Austin for work necessitated a fairly mellow week of training, simply due to time constraints.  Totals of 50 miles with 6900' of gain.  07.30.13 Double Dip Course, 13mi, 3000', 1h57m:Ran this depletion style, imbibing no calories or water before or during.  I took a solid tumble while descending Smokejumper, skinning both knees, … Continue reading An uncomfortable recovery week 7.29-8.4

Being frightened of heights and bears.

Had a fairly eventful week, completing two longer outings which I've been interested in for a while, both of which ended up more exciting expected.Summary statistics:Distance: 94 milesVertical: 20900'Hours: ~2107.23.13 Double Dip Course, 13 miles, 3000', 1h50m:Similar time for this course as last week, but with no cramp breaks.  Felt like I was doing good, … Continue reading Being frightened of heights and bears.

Running race courses and continued gendarmigans.

After my brush laden, deadfall jumping, gendarme frustrated voyage of 30 miles through the backcountry of Idaho and Montana on Saturday, I took a day off on Sunday to collect firewood, and had a 6 mile, 1400' run up and over Sentinel on Monday.07.16.13 Double Dip, 13 miles, 3000', 1h50m:  On Tuesday I opted to … Continue reading Running race courses and continued gendarmigans.

Long runs in the Snakes and the Roots.

I finished out my week with two long runs with very different characters.Cumulative weekly stats: 90 miles, 22hrs, 25000' of gain.7.11 Stuart Peak, 19 miles, 4600', 3:05:Morning cruise to the top of Stuart Peak and back.  This trail is really perfect for moving quickly.  There are no rocks, the grade is pretty uniform, minimal deadfall, … Continue reading Long runs in the Snakes and the Roots.

The reverse Q continues: A double crossing of the Tetons and fireworks.

For you folks who grew up doing vaguely outdoorsy things, do you have a particular region that imparts a sense of overwhelming nostalgia?  I do, and for me it's the northern part of the Idaho-Wyoming border (including the Tetons and the Yellowstone's cascade corner, to Alpine Canyon and the Big Holes).  In addition to learning … Continue reading The reverse Q continues: A double crossing of the Tetons and fireworks.