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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.

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!

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!!!


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

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.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 28, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Jebus I spent the winter at the ymca running on a treadmill. I love to run outdoors and hate treadmills but it worked really well. I have tried to train for marathons too, and get injured or crippled every time. I have the mental focus to do the marathon training programs, but they always lead to problems. This winter trapped in a gym, I decided to limit the mileage and run faster. Now my workout is exactly 30 minutes at 7:30 pace, 4 miles. I do this every other day to avoid injuries, and on off days I either ride a stationary bike or do nothing. Also mix in some weights and climbing wall but the running is what I always do, and the best of all exercise, IF you avoid injuries.
Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
Feb 28, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Yeah, I can do the gym thing if forced. Hell, I climb in a gym! I started with a large tolerance for that indoor mouse wheel stuff, but I think if I can get outside or do something inspiring, it really helps nowadays. But life intervenes, I understand that.

I've put in my treadmill time. Really started to enjoy the rowing machine, actually, you don't even need your eyes open, you pretend you are on the seas, the fan blowing back at you a stiff sea breeze consisting of ball funk and the bracing sting of cleaning agents.
yosemite 5.9

santa cruz
Mar 9, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Last Sunday I lifted 20,000 pounds of barbell weights doing squat overhead snatches and stand ups, back squats, power cleans to the neck, dead lifts and strict overhead presses. Didn't time it. But less than 90 minutes. Trust me, it gets aerobic.

Yet I don't like kettlebells and I hope I never do another burbee.

Trying to lose weight by late May. Maybe then I can do a decent set of pullups.


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
I went to my new gym today. Since I am such a specimen they agreed to let
me use the machine in the left hand window.

Credit: Reilly
Todd Eastman

Bellingham, WA
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
50k at Snoqualmie tomorrow. The snow should be wicked hard and fast!!!

Soda Springs, CA
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Go Todd! Here at the Bjornloppet, Bear Valley...40th anniversary..
Ski like the wind!


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Hoh man, go you guys! Next year I'll have my skate skis here, that's all there is to it!

Got a hundred mile week the one before last; 35 running 72 biking.
This last week has been busier i other arenas of life so slower aerobically. I did get in two gym workouts with kilometer swims, and a 16 mile bike ride.... So I'm not going backward, too fast. ;)

Edit; bumped it up today, with an 11mile trail run (hidden valley -moab rim out and back) and a 4 mile bike ride
361 miles ytd, 324 this date last year

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 10, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
Todd...I thought i saw you in the Free Heel in West last week..? It didn't sink in till i was a block away so i didn't say hi...Nice going in the RondyVous...RJ

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Mar 10, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
Good luck!

At times, it seems everything conspires to keep you from getting out there. I look at next week's schedule,and it looks equally daunting. I vow to squeeze the miles in, even if it is on the treadmill at night. Even though I took home some hardware at last week's race, the time was awful and the finish disappointing. Nothing will change if I don't get out.

Enough posting. Going out for 12. I don't care how long it takes or if the raindrops fall.

Postscript: Got it done. The power of announcing your goals...

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 10, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
50k at Snoqualmie tomorrow

thats sick!. I got an 18k day in today and thought I was bad. Wowsa!

Jay, you're burning up them miles! Animal!

Todd Eastman

Bellingham, WA
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
RJ, that was me. I'm slowly starting to race a bit again am having a blast testing things like willpower, rational behavior, and refining technique. The project has been fun, mostly so because of the opportunity to see so many old friends and ski with good skiers in that somewhat focused way marathons demand. XC skiing and climbing are different sides of the same coin.

At West I finished with far too much in the tank. Snoqualmie, I got closer to the warning light but still have more... hmmm. Two more sufferfests on the calendar!


Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
80 KM tours of Normandy, sounds like fine fun and exercise to me.

Got a 5KM run this weekend followed by a dozen routes in the gym. (Worked all weekend.)
Roger Brown

Oceano, California
Mar 10, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Got layed-off Thursday, back in the gym Friday morning. I try to get in 3 hours every morning and I feel better every day. After 8 weeks off, it's almost like I never left. 45 minutes on the Stairmaster (500+ calories) was the big thing yesterday, abs, chest, and sholders the big thing today. Can't wait for tomorrow morning. I think I'm addicted :-)

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 10, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
Eastman...As i remember your technique was good to start with and doing back to back 50K's is pretty impressive for an AARP member...P.S. I saw the relic Aasay out touring the other day...Ha , Ha.....RJ
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