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Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Feb 7, 2014 - 11:36pm PT
The most important element in a training regime is enjoying the process and looking forward to getting out to do it. The plan can be well considered but if it isn't fun, it ain't getting done...

... great for all of you for getting out and striving to improve fitness!

It is the middle of the Nordic skiing season in the Bellingham area and the conditions have been awesome at the nearby areas. Nordic skiing is great fun and allows huge amounts of food to be consumed. Intervals, overdistance, races, and fun skis with friends make for a fine winter.
salad

Big Wall climber
Feb 10, 2014 - 12:04pm PT
got in a 20 mile run saturday. last few were pathetic. time to start getting out mid week i think.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Feb 10, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
50K race with 5500 feet of climbing and descending on Saturday in driving rain. Whiskey on the couch for recovery on sunday.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2014 - 12:50pm PT
Nice!!
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Feb 12, 2014 - 09:56pm PT
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz

Feb 7, 2014 - 08:13pm PT

Yes, but the older I'm gotten the more challenging the HIIT component is.... Trying to avoid that "geez, I'm going to die. here. right. now". A lot more monitoring heart rate and zones than ever before. If I get a good sequence and sustain a pattern of aerobic/HITT I feel a much greater sense of well being; overall strength and endurance.

Susan


I couldn't imagine doing HIIT without a HR monitor and a timer.

Been seeing big gains these past few months if I do it 3 to 4 times a week using 1 minute at 90% of max then 2 minutes of rest at 40 to 60% anywhere for 10 minute to 20 minute intervals.

This helps me from dropping back into bad habits of overtraining and avoiding metabolic damage, plus I have a lot more free time to do other stuff instead of spending 15 to 20 hours a week on cardio.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
Nice points Goat. I've had every major cardiac test imaginable and they can find no "problem". However I continually have issues with crashing heart rate after load. I can get it up to 90% but as soon as I back off it drops way back thereby struggling to keep it at the 40 to 60% level. It's frustrating because of course I can't sustain at 90%. And it drops back to almost at rest levels, compromising what I feel is an optimal workout. Luckily I'm retired and have plenty of time for sustained aerobic workouts but then of course that's always extensive and prolonged use of joints and tendons which can create its own issues.
Susan
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 12, 2014 - 11:00pm PT
Fast 1 mile run(4 quarter mile ovals)

5x50yd uphill sprints.

Been slacking on weights this month---that's gotta change.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2014 - 08:47am PT
2 half marathon trail runs in February so far, but now climbing season has started!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 15, 2014 - 01:05am PT
Today
--3 sets each
Barbell curls
Concentration curls
Reverse barbell curls
Dumbbell wrist curls

2 mile run( 8x 1/4 mile ovals)
5x 50 yd uphill sprints
2 mile speed walk with dog

Good workout. Felt strong afterwards.Hardly sore.
bbbeans

Trad climber
asheville, nc
Feb 17, 2014 - 09:51am PT
ran 12 miles somewhere in the neighborhood of 1:30 yesterday. 1500 feet of elevation change. one of my proudest runs yet.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
Seven mile trail run, out and back, on the Moab rim trail. Beautiful! It's great to live somewhere where both the hard off width and trail runnings seasons are underway and optimal in February!
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
6 miles Saturday, 11 Sunday, 11 Monday. Rinse and repeat
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:42am PT
... where both the hard off width and trail runnings seasons are underway and optimal in February!
Yosemite if one wants.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:05am PT
3 sets each
Alternate side/lateral dumbbell raises
Upright barbell rows/incline push-up super set
Overhead Arnold presses/ incline push-up super set

2 mile run
5x50 yd uphill sprints
2 mile dog walk
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
13.37 mile trail run Moab rim out and back - like my last entry but farther. 71 when I got back to my car, felt borderline hot on the trail, beautiful though!
salad

Big Wall climber
Feb 25, 2014 - 05:57pm PT
nice work everyone. my knee tendonitis is back (gasp). exasperated by skiing 5 outta 7 days in park city last week. kinda bummed, wanted to do a long run this weekend. not sure at this point.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Feb 25, 2014 - 05:57pm PT
Nice Jaybro!

50K trail ultra on Saturday (Fourmidible 50) with around 6000 feet of climbing. Legs still sore on Tuesday...
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Feb 25, 2014 - 07:44pm PT
Still running - getting ready for that 50K on Mt. St. Helens in September.

Out of the blue an old friend contacts me with "I'm doing Cycle Oregon. Why don't you join us?" Thought about it for 10 nanoseconds as I watched the event filling up fast. Yikes - signed up that day.

OK - I haven't really biked in 20 years. I don't even have an operational bike. I am going to bike 489 miles in 7 days including over 30,000' gain. This starts 12 hours after my first ultra-marathon which follows Hood to Coast just 1 or 2 weeks before. Another reality check - I haven't completed a marathon in 3 years (though I used to run 2 - 4 per year when I had two good knees). This will be very interesting.

I'm furiously spinning away for a couple of sessions per week in the living room now. Will buy a bike in a couple of weeks. Pray for me.
sullly

Trad climber
Feb 25, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
Congrats on the Hood to Coast spot, Seamstress. I love reading about your training and races. Hope to get back into racing (to avoid empty nest blues) next fall.

Finally got to run some of those great soft Oregon trails last week. For two years in a row I was sidelined by climbing injuries when visiting.

Here's to Prefontaine!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 25, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Taking a rest due to groin muscle pull acquired from over-zealous sprinting routine.

The higher one lifts the legs while running , such as sprinting or uphill running, the greater the possibility of groin muscle problems.
But this is also true of extreme lateral movements ----hockey players are prone to groin injury, for instance.
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