Monthly Archives: May, 2011

1000 meter time trial

The day after “Murph” was a sore one… my quads are sore from all the squats. Sore in a good way! Today’s workout added to the pain. My lunchtime run was 8 x 200 meter sprints. I was HOT HOT HOT outside at lunch and only going to get hotter. I cannot say this my …

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Memorial Day Murph – complete

It has been a long week… or more… I feel like I have been on the go forever. Working, flying to Portland, flying home, working, camping in Tennessee… I am tired. Not too tired, however to keep training. I did slack for the few days I was in Portland, but I was back at it …

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Training for Murph

There are just a couple of weeks until the big challenge Memorial Day Murph. Check out the website for details… it is awesome challenge for a great cause. I am doing it on my own but that does not lessen the intensity in which I am going to have to work. This WOD is no …

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Biltmore Classic 15K

I ran my race yesterday and feel pretty good about it. It was slow, compared to the other runners, but I decided not to worry about it. I was a bit nervous when it appeared to be a small race. I hate small races – I do not like to stand out and when you …

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Pre-race meals are different now

Since I have cut out wheat the days of “carb-loading” with pasta are gone. I have not had anything containing gluten for two months now and really do not miss it at all. I realized pasta is just a filler – a vehicle for all the good stuff you put on top of it. Now …

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Thoughts on why I might never be a real trail runner

In my mind I am tough. Perhaps even fearless. Then reality hits. I decided to run some trails tonight – the goal was some hill repeats up and down the gas line. I warmed up, turned on the Garmin and proceeded down my first hill before something flew out at me. A wild turkey… he …

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Counting down to Sunday

I am excited and nervous about Sunday. I am mostly looking forward to testing out my Crossfit plan and to see if the strength I am building is helping me build endurance and prepare for the unexpected. One of the main tenants of Crossfit is to be prepared for the unknown. There is a lot …

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Big challenge!

The other night I decided on a whim to enter another race. A 15K run that is mostly hard pack dirt and some trail. The run is up in Asheville and sounded too good to pass up. It is the Biltmore 15K, that, unfortunately is not on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate like it …

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Second

Second place in my age group. I planned to win, but I fell short… I just didn’t have enough to win. I am ok with it – I felt good and strong the entire race – first place just had a bit more. I am going to practice more on the trails – I really …

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Memorial Month

One of the best things I like about Crossfit is it’s dedication to heros. Mostly, unfortunately, fallen heros… men and women who have lost their lives in war, fire or fighting crime. There are specific workouts dedicated to these fallen heros that are really tough. In honor of Memorial Day coming up I have decided …

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