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Trad climber
boulder, Colorado
Mar 11, 2011 - 08:39pm PT
My philosophy on the subject is "Just do something!" I especially love trail running as an aerobic workout, but don't feel like doing it when its cold and snowy. The gym is also good. Weight training gives you super results, but you gotta do it. I'd rather go climbing.
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Mar 11, 2011 - 10:51pm PT
Hey Steve L, nice to see a fellow Crossfitter posting up. I follow the main site programming 3-4 days a week, and trail running is my main passion so nice thread, Jaybro.
I also follow Crossfit Endurance training for my running so do a speed session with the local affiliate every week. Most of my runs are tempo runs so the HR gets up there and stays there. No more long slow distances for me, doing 100 mile weeks with no time for a life.
I am doing a trail marathon on Sunday and cannot wait to hit the dirt :)

Mar 12, 2011 - 12:51am PT
Well to those following this thread...I use to work off ladders all day, climb afterward, and weight train after that everyday. I now have a 2 year old (almost). I'm a science teacher now and Dad as stated and we're talking 10% of what I used to do. I'm going to the desert this spring break for four days and I really haven't climbed much more than bouldering since my daughter was conceived. But what I have been doing is throwing my daughter in the baby backpack and huffin' in it up the mesa behind our house as often as weather permits (take 1 and 1/2 hrs round trip). Legs are key to climbing in my opinion and so long as you know how to climb and you got legs and cardio, the rest is easier...

Shout out to climbing parents!


Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 12, 2011 - 02:20am PT
Today I lugged frankies up the mountain. Not by choice, mind you, but it certainly put me into aerobic range. This wet bastard must've been 30 lbs.

Frankies from HELL!!!!
Frankies from HELL!!!!
Credit: Willoughby

Troy, MT
Mar 12, 2011 - 02:31am PT
I hate that /\ /\.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2011 - 02:39am PT
Well, the approach biathalon to both Reed's and 5 & Dime, today didn't really cut it aerobically. Maybe the laps on Stone groove...
Tomorrow is a trailrunning day though. Last Saturday I ran 15 Miles, I don't think I'm going to top that, tomorrow.

Trad climber
the flat water trails...
Mar 12, 2011 - 08:44am PT
Credit: blackbird

30 minutes 2X/week: 28spm/2:00-2:10/500m
30 minutes 2X/week: strength sprints (24-25spm/1:15-1:30/500m) dog would disown me if I cut into any more of her run time!!

Wildone, I agree with eK: the ashes & ink idea sounds nice.

Brandon, may I suggest subbing an erg workout for a trail run?! You might be surprised... AND it's a heck-of-alot easier on the knees than running while still having the ultimate capability of kickin' yo bootayh!


The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:55am PT
Nice rower setup! I only row as a warmup or when it comes up in a Crossfit workout and whew is it strenuous. Yet there are people who would rather row 5K than run 5K.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2011 - 10:13am PT
Whoa Nellie, nobody expects the spanish inquisition!
so many choices... for reasons I won't go into, I once had to train for a trail marathon on a step machine.

Another time I took a gym leader fall and broke my foot and ankle. This was Dec 18th. I had another trail marathon set for for February 5th. I couldn't take the impact of running, so I did an intensive training program of Skate skiing and rollerblading. It worked, and I successfully ran one of my slowest marathons on one of the fastest courses!

Who knows?
Mar 12, 2011 - 12:54pm PT

Good thread man. I'm in.


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2011 - 03:31pm PT
Just back from 3.5 mile 5 finger trail run on a beautiful morning
runs to date in '11 23
114.5 miles

on to pullups, dips and bouldering.

Thanks Quartz, have fun and good luck!

Trad climber
Mar 12, 2011 - 04:42pm PT
i just got back from the store.

now im exhausted.

1st time up & out of the house since the flu got bad.

lance armstrong can bite me.
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 12, 2011 - 04:46pm PT
OK, so I swam 30,300 m in February, which is reasonable, though hardly stellar. (A serious recreational swimmer or triathlete might do twice that.) And it's not going to help me get through the narrows, or the Harding slot. But it helps. Plus I started to do some other stuff - stretches, weights - which should be good for me.

Can't let ThinRad get ahead.

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Mar 12, 2011 - 05:22pm PT
castle session for a couple hours, not much aerobic really, but managed to at least not watch tv all morning.


Gym climber
Mar 12, 2011 - 06:09pm PT
An hour's run, peak-bagging in SF.

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:00pm PT
Alrighty, this thread inspired me to finally add regular aerobic/cardio to my workout schedule. I train climbing stuff (hangboard/campus/bouldering/4x4s/core) and some oppositional muscles around a periodization scheme, but I'm lazy and never really do more than random aerobic on my "off" training days and never structured or regularly...maybe once a week, if I'm lucky

Went to the bike shop today, picked up some new bar wrap, and finally a cheap computer. Never, in many many years of road and mtn biking have I put a comp on the bike, always meant to, been "meaning to" for 15 years...also put new batts in the HR monitor so I'm getting serious. So now I can track ride distance/season distance/speed, etc.

Today a little warm up then a quick 10mi blast up to and partially around Lake Perris and back, about 45min of worktime then a 5min or so cooldown.

Got a gym with weight room/bikes/nautilus and locker room/showers where I work, and low traffic flat roads for biking and employer allows 3hrs/week during workday for exercise, so Tue/Wed/Thu I can get it done while on the clock and breakup the workday. Yes!
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:05pm PT
An hour's run, peak-bagging in SF.

Me, too. I mean, except for the SF part.

Boulder climber
East Side
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:26pm PT
Just did a 10 mile run with a 2,500 foot altitude gain: Big Rock Ridge above Marinwood, Marin County.

Haven't done that run since I was in my twenties. Strangely I felt stronger today at 48!

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:44pm PT
Put on the backpack with 30 or so pounds and the boots. 2.5 miles over rolling roads. Just wanted to get the feel of it. Gotta start somewhere.
The user formerly known as stzzo

Social climber
Mar 12, 2011 - 10:36pm PT
Went for as much of a trail run as I can this eve.

I used to scoff at the cardio machines in the gym, but now that I can't go running outside anymore I'm starting to appreciate the elliptical. I've discovered the iPhone with videos to relieve the boredom, and fantasize about a stand to hang my laptop and do some work.
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