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Fat Paul

Trad climber
Right Coast
Feb 28, 2013 - 07:50pm 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 - 08:02pm 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 - 08:42pm 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

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Feb 28, 2013 - 08:47pm 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.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Feb 28, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Went to the rock gymnasium with Jebus (final visit in Reno, canceled membership and it felt oh so good), then went tot he regular gym and put on the weighted vest and did 2,000 ft of gain in 38 mins. Was pretty damn tired from the extended gym session and accumulated fatigue. Now on to moving for the next two days...woohoo? Does the Reno-Vegas drive with a 26' truck and trailer with my SUV on it count as a workout?
yosemite 5.9

climber
santa cruz
Mar 9, 2013 - 03:55pm 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.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:40pm 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

climber
Bellingham, WA
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
50k at Snoqualmie tomorrow. The snow should be wicked hard and fast!!!
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:03am PT
Go Todd! Here at the Bjornloppet, Bear Valley...40th anniversary..
Ski like the wind!

Peter
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2013 - 06:33am 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
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 10, 2013 - 10:24am 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
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Mar 10, 2013 - 11:40am 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...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:24pm 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!

Susan
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:46pm 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!

Cheers!
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:51pm 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

climber
Oceano, California
Mar 10, 2013 - 07:36pm 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 :-)
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 10, 2013 - 08:58pm 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
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
RJ, Aasay never bothered with the sprints like 50Ks! He was a distance specialist...

... death marches with huge loads.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Mar 14, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Yesterday was a double header: pumped out a bunch of laps on the auto belay at the gym, and then did an hour and 20 minute trail run. My thought is that sort of workout is closer to a real live climbing day.

I still don't know the distances and elevation gain on my trail run, I certainly don't have money for the recquisite widgets at this time. It's feeling pretty damn good though to be able to kick into the gears needed for a the uphill running. I only have one section keeping me from the pura vida of no hiking on the run. Once that bit's ironed out, I should be able to have quite the all running loop dialed. Although, I tackled a hill yesterday I would never run up, super steep. As long as the heart's pumping, it's all good.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Mar 14, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Played with the "pink weights" in the gym again today. Then off for a five mile run on legs of rubber from the lunges, split jumps and other forms of torture the trainer inflicted. Onward!
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