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Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 13, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Way to go Peter!
Todd Eastman

Bellingham, WA
Apr 13, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
Peter, good work!

I ended my season last week in the slush at Whistler and began the off-season with watching the Yankees and my Os play at Yankee Stadium today. You were warmer skiing the 50 than we were today in the Bronx!

Again, good work!


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 11:49am PT
So I'm keeping up here, over fifty miles so far this week including a mile swim, and I got something in the works for today that will be worth divulging later...

But now a question for the crowd, y'all got a favorite iPad app for logging training info of all sorts? I use map my run et al for recording, keeping track, of my efforts,as far as cardio sh#t, but use a spiral notebook for the overall master including Weights, climbing etc, etc. this feels so twentieth century. Anyone used the map my whatever software for the purpose I am mentioning? Or have another one they like? Ideally something tha would run on ipad& iPhone would be ideal as the phone goes with me on most adventures this side of the pool....

Apr 27, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Just finished traversing Zion from the East Rim trail to West, out Lee Pass. Pretty brutal as I hardly trained.

Apr 27, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Just started road-biking.
Am I gonna hear the car that kills me?

yosemite 5.9

santa cruz
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Will it matter? I think you get used to cars going by. Supposedly. That's way they say, anyway. I'll only road bike very early on Sat or Sun, though.

I lifted 45,000 pounds of weights in the gym today. It took three hours and forty minutes. All barbells, no machines, none of those contraptions called kettle balls and no dumbbells. I avoid burpees. I am not very strong so I have to pace myself. I think I can finally do ten pull ups in a row now.

Going to Yosemite soon. Gotta concentrate on making climbing moves now. I hope I to slither up those cracks. Hopefully God will help me.


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
500 feet of Wyde iad! 5.11 &12, included 7 miles of hiking details soon, watch for Tr!

Trad climber
Boulder, Co
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
About 5000 ft vert gained for the week. Running in the columbia river gorge was awesome!

Trad climber
Apr 29, 2013 - 09:42am PT
As a constant lurker of this thread, I am always amazed at the great feats all of you perform regularly.

So I shall hijack the thread a little bit.

I have a question to those more competent and knowledgable in the ways of becoming an aerobic master.

To set the scene: my aerobic workout nowadays is trail running, usually in the vicinity of 90-120 minutes.

The question: How could I (or should I) lower my pulse? If I slap on a watch, I usually average around 180-185 bpm (including slower descents) and can easily peak at or above 200 bpm. Now I am young (31), so peak is OK, but the average seems high to me. Is it?

If I go lower, I have to basically walk a lot or just feel very slow. The high bpm doesn't bother me in terms of fatigue, pain etc., but it just seems excessive.

Any thoughts?

Apart from Yer gunna die.



Trad climber
Boulder, Co
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:00am PT
That average seems pretty high to me, but then again Im not medically trained so take what I say lightly.

Best way to decrease your beats is with a bigger lower state base. Go on runs where you dont hit over 150. It may be hard, actually very hard, but you can view these runs as active recovery almost. I had about 2 months worth of base like this before I really started pushing it.

Ward Trotter

Trad climber
May 2, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Took about a five mile walk with my dog the other day . I tore my left quad sprinting a couple months ago and so I've been taking it easy on the legs. The long walk felt good . No problem.
Fat Paul

Trad climber
Right Coast
May 4, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Hitting my first trail half marathon tommorrow in Harriman NY. Hoping to run under 2:00 hours. Weather looks great!

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
The force is with you! Fat Paul!
Fat Paul

Trad climber
Right Coast
May 9, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Ran 2:11 last week, and was able to climb hard at the gym afterwards! Very challeging course with rocks, rocks and more rocks. Very evident that I need to build my base mileage with some long runs. Thanks for the encouragement Jaybro.

Flank of the Bighorns
May 15, 2013 - 11:11am PT
Last night I thought I'd try to stay in the mosh pit for an entire Primus show. Two full sets plus an encore. It was well beyond a 10k and pushing a half in terms of physical output.

Good stuff.

Trad climber
May 18, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Today I finally ran two miles on pavement after two months away due to a knee bouldering fiasco. My pace was a blistering one of sub 10 min. miles here in West Egg. Below is a glory shot where I managed sub 7 min. miles for over half of the 2:55 marathon.
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Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 18, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
30 mile road ride this morning. Fast till the turnaround.
Almost got hit by a car
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
May 18, 2013 - 09:27pm PT

2 mile run
20 bleacher hikes
2 mile walk

Today, so far:
Pec day

-dumbbell bench presses
-dumbbell bench flies
-barbell bench presses
-incline push-ups

Probably going for a long walk with dog
Maybe run.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
23 mile bike ride w/technical, mtn biking thrown into the middle

Nice work Sully my fastest marathon was. 3:20
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
May 18, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Jaybro's always doing something like that. Sully that is very impressive marathon speed. Last winter I ran on a treadmill for 30 minutes, my basic speed is 7:30/mi and I was just trying to get comfortable at the 7:00 min pace. (for 4 mi) But that is really pushing it for me. Since the weather got nice I'm running outside, a 7 mile trail run 4 times a week, and I think I'm maintaining the 7:30 pace. A few years ago I would have been at the 9 or 10 min pace trying to run 15 miles, but I found that just injured me. I am still a little weak in the forearms but its bouldering season now too.
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