It feels like I am back in my childhood and I am learning to walk and to run. It is hard, but fun. Of course it is not really like this, but I am going back to the basics with my running. I mentioned this before, but I changed my training and running to use the MAF method for my running now. I did a lot of research after not really progressing with my running performance. For one I was not really making progress to get faster, but I was also plateauing in my efforts to reduce the amount of body fat that I am carrying around. Originally I was thinking the more and the faster I run, the easier it should be to shed some weight. Well, I was wrong. [Read more…]
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I ran my first ultra-marathon just about a week ago and due to the outside circumstances I pushed the limits on my existing Garmin Forerunner 220. The GPS watch is rated to provides about 8 hours of battery life while in use during running and by the time I finished the 50K race I was down to 12%. Now I am ready to tackle my first 50 mile ultra-marathon and while my existing GPS watch is good for my training runs for now, coming closer to the race and for the race itself it is not sufficient enough. Accordingly, I am in the market for a GPS watch for ultra running. This blog posting is what my initial research has brought to light. [Read more…]
There was no green in Greenland for the 50K race this year. It was a perfect Colorado spring winter storm – just in time to make for really miserable racing conditions. I know I had signed up for a 50K trail race, but I had not signed up expecting these type of conditions. It was 28 degrees at the start. Light snow was coming down complimented by a steady wind. Well, I trained for it and was ready to make the best out of it. Bring it on. [Read more…]