Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji

Watch this instead of the next 49 minutes of TV you were planning to watch. It's better!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

FlatRock 101k Training Plan

1. Training starts February 17th. It does not start before February 17th.

2. Maintain fuel reserves. Eat bananas and potatos to keep weight above 165 lbs.

3. Do short runs at Hobbs every weekend, 16-18 miles only but run the whole distance.

4. Schedule vacation for Wednesday, Feb. 27th. Go straight to Hobbs after work Tuesday and hike four laps of the Little Clifty loop (36 miles). Shoot for 12 hours.

5. Schedule vacation for Wednesday, Mar. 27th. Go straight to Hobbs after work Tuesday and hike ten laps of the Huckleberry Loop on Pigeon Roost (43 miles). Shoot for 16 hours.

6. Run single laps of Fayetteville Lake on the other Wednesdays if not too sore, otherwise rest.

7. Take a week off at the first hint of injury.

8. This apartment complex has a gym. Use it.

9. Every run has a purpose. No junk runs.

10. Pain is just information. Don't be a pussy.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Some Books Worth Keeping

This is all that's left after the latest purge, but it had to be done. I was stoic at the used book store, but I admit to welling up a bit when I got back to my car and looked into the empty box that once contained all seven volumes of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu. I hope someone else will enjoy it as much as I did.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

80 Miles in 24 Hours

It will happen this year.