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John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Feb 19, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Back from a ski week in Wyoming. Four days Downhill and one XC/Tele into Yellowstone up the Snake River Canyon.

North of Flagg Ranch
North of Flagg Ranch
Credit: John Duffield

Ran 1 mile on the Hotel Tread after the last ski run to make sure my Spring Race Schedule is safe. Ran 4 miles the day I got back and 5.5 yesterday. Have a major HM in less than 4 weeks.




Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
Thanks for the photo Peter. Now I truly don't get it!
Over the weekend I got in an 8 mile trailrun, a 15. And a 20 mile mtb bike ride. Yesterday I was in the gym for weights and swam 700meters ( a lot for me, here in the desert )did some climbing too....
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Feb 19, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Jaybro, Maysho, you guys are animals!

I was a little excited yesterday to run on Venice beach for about 100-200 yards right after sunset, coupled with a 1 hour walk after dark amongst the street vendors closing shop. I made sure to eat lustily to counter whatever calories I may have burned.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 20, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
XC/Tele into Yellowstone up the Snake River Canyon
Thanks for the info about Yellowstone. We are headed up that way to do some back country skiing and camping. Will check out that trail.

Today's run on incredibly beautiful West Cliff in Santa Cruz. Exactly 5 miles out and back from the start of West Cliff to Natural Bridges and back...and flat to boot! The surfers were out, the waves were beautiful. Just a gorgeous morning.
Looking towards Steamer's Lane.
Start of my run, looking North.  Lots of surfers in the water, unfortu...
Start of my run, looking North. Lots of surfers in the water, unfortunately can't see them in this pic looking toward Steamer's Lane.
Credit: SCseagoat
GPS watch upload:
Still having fun with my GPS watch uploads.
Still having fun with my GPS watch uploads.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Feb 20, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
I've got about 50 days skiing in so far this winter. Probably about 600km so far. I'm not real fast but it still feels good to finish with a sweat on.
I figure we have another month of skiing here before the spring melt.
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Feb 20, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Thanks for the info about Yellowstone. We are headed up that way to do some back country skiing and camping. Will check out that trail.

Park at Flagg Ranch. Must've been 3 feet of snow along the Canyon Rim, my pole went down all the way. Just convoys of snowmobiles on the Roads.

Parenthetically, I got a ride in Utah a few years ago on a snomobile, right to the Timpanagos TH. It was my first ride.

But Moose Flats Junction was MOBBED. Looked like serious athletes. XC and AT setups. Maybe that was the advertised marathon.

Ran 8.6 miles (14K) this aft for 23.4 miles in the 4 days I'm back. I'm running well. Not gonna renew my International UCI license and swimming lessons are on hold as well. Maybe no Tri for me this year. Focus on running. Still have time to get into NYCM with my guaranteed entry though I said I wouldn't.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Hangdog, ultra, half marathon; ran about 11? miles on the slickrock/hell and back hybrid until my phone conked out with tracking software. Ran mile to the car, charged phone, ate a bonkbreaker, one of stich's chocolate gu, drank water & coffee and read a Harvey Pekar book for half an hour. When phone had a partial charge I ran up the sand flats road a couple miles and turned around. A fifteen mile mas o menos, mostly trail run, on a chilly overcast day; life is good!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
My gf wanted me to go for 20 minutes today... I only made it to 19:47 before I got off. Damn those machines are boring.
salad

climber
Feb 22, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
damn i got on the scale this morning and i have dropped 13 lbs in 3 or 4 weeks.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Feb 23, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Ran 32 minutes Wednesday and 34 minutes Thursday. Around 6km each time.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 23, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
I have lost weight by just posting at the Taco Stand. I swear!
salad

climber
Feb 23, 2013 - 09:35pm PT
just did 13 this morning, but bagged three peaks.. .woodson, iron, and some other one i dont the know the name of. was hungover and it was painfull.
sempervirens

climber
Feb 23, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Forgot my skins and so I decided to hike in my tele boots. Luckily, snow was firm in the snow shoers' tracks (that sure seems like a dumb sport). I was able to stay on top and avoid the skin track. Always hate when people muck up the skin track.

Anyways I managed 800' vertical. Mostly breakable crust with shin-deep powder below. It's a good exercise and work to ski the breakable crust and crud.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 27, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
5.09 miles through the Galligator Trail in Bozeman. Plenty of snow on the ground, no problem getting hot, temp steady at about 29 degrees. Couldn't find a satellite image taken in winter...much prettier with snow.

Fun run, lots of snow on the trail in "real time" today at 29 degrees.
Fun run, lots of snow on the trail in "real time" today at 29 degrees.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Feb 27, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Just got back from a lovely and DRY 6 miles along the Portland Waterfront. Did 8 miles up through Washington Park yesterday. Getting ready for the Fort Vancouver 15K on Sunday. I haven't raced in months, so am hyperventilating just thinking about the anaerobic hills coming up. I missed the 1/2 marathon that I signed up for in January due to that fall and back spasms.

Bad news - the Volcanic 50K sold out before I could register. So I signed up for a 15 mile trail run at Smith Rock State park. Now I dislike hiking up the Burma Road, and now I am going to run up the Burma Road and several miles beyond. I will suffer on the uphills, and I am sure that I will face plant on the downhills. Adding to the entertainment factor is that this race is scheduled for April - much earlier than the September race I originally wanted to do. Forget about carfeul preparation. Like Nike says - Just do it!

My husband will need a cliimbing partner that morning while I am getting thrashed on the trails. I think the race will take all morning with the vertical gain and distance combined - plus my ubercaution on downhill trails.

Keep inspiring me!
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Feb 27, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
I've run over 25 miles in these 3 days. Prolly running longer than I should for the goal 5K Sunday but the Half in 2.5 weeks is the one I need to focus on right now.

I'm running well now and may risk underperforming both races, just to see how much mileage I can handle this soon after a ski trip. I'd like 35 -40 miles this week and take Saturday off.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
I just had a pretty big week aerobically. It started a week ago yesterday, with the hangdog ultra half marathon. (15 mile run) and included 5.12 ow Thursday Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Sunday also contained gym workouts with kilometer swims. In addition I did a fifteen mile bike ride Sunday, and a forty two mile ride Monday, then topped it off with an 8 mile trailrun Tuesday. The last two days have just been work, eating and sleeping.

August will mark my fiftieth year of climbing. I'm trying to make it a big year starting now!
ladyscarlett

Trad climber
SF Bay Area, California
Feb 28, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
started running again last week after a year long hiatus.

It's so miserable...and so good at the same time. So far, I'm not pushing myself hard enough to hurt anything (bad knees, bad back, bad brain..) in particular, but trying to go for longer than 20 min without dying.

This time around, my fourth time so far, managed to get past the 20 min mark without dying, which sure is nice. I mean, I even felt like I could for longer, so I did...

But damn, nothing beats me up as thoroughly and faster than running...whew, 20 min + and the body starts the endorphin factory...yeah! Bring those endorphins ON!!!

Cheers

LS
Fat Paul

Trad climber
Right Coast
Feb 28, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
Started running again last year after a 25 year break. Working the rust off has not been that bad and dropping some pounds has also improved my climbing. Did a quick 4 miles this evening. Liking the longer days. This year plan is to the run in local XC series, and finish up year with the Moab trail marathon. Everyones post has motivated me to go out and grid mileage. Thanks
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Feb 28, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Welcome back from the hiatus, runners! I am coming back too. I got forced out by achilles tendinosis when I was pushing my marathon training. Doubt I'll ever train for a marathon again because I don't really give a sh#t anymore about that kind of tick, but really enjoying the conditioning that running provides again.

The dog and I were out for an hour and a half on Peavine today, most of it running. I'm really finding the uphill gears now. Not really losing weight as I'm adding muscle to the legs and glutes as fast as any fat comes off though. Not to mention the post run snacking binges... hahaha. Running was never my super lean sport, that would be road biking.

Can't beat the scenery once you get up in them thar hills, the blight of Reno hidden and only the single track rollicking through sage valleys with the back drop of mountains wearing snow remains.
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