Thursday, December 29, 2011

growing up legit

So me and Max did a sweet little workout the other day. Deer Creek Trail with entire trail snowpacked! Deer creek to Plymouth creek loop and back (about 8-9 miles and 2000+ feet of climbing) Max was pumped and loves to be in the pack for hikes. He loves it even more when i jump off a rock or hop cause he gets tossed around in the backpack harness...who wouldn't love that ride? We stopped at 55min for animal crackers and water...and he hiked for 10min by rad. After 90min (50% running, 50% powerhiking) with a 30+lb pack I was pretty smoked. In the last year or so Deer creek has turned into one of my favorite training spots. Killer vertical and a mix of everything for MTB and amazing for hard trail runs. Its 10-15 drive from our house and rarely that busy. Hit me up if you want to join me sometime!

almost to the top

the trail

going down steep hill...trekking pole to keep him stable!

Yep...pretty sure thats a mountain lion track! (as big as my hand)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

snow patrol

1:20 run---2200+ climbing---9degrees---no one on the trails!---mountain man shit.

looking southwest towards our house

moon shot from trail

looking east towards denver

the trail


Monday, December 5, 2011

more stupid crossfitters....

*Why am I not suprised this dude is a crossfitter? but a nursing student also?? really? F- on the common sense. (i had to double check it wasn't april 1st)
Long Hoang decided to mail a package while running in this strange workout uniform.
Common sense was not on display in San Jose last week. On Tuesday, 29-year-old Long Hoang, a nursing student, decided to don a gas mask and go for a run. According to Hoang, the idea for the mask was to train simulating a run at high altitude–part of Hoang’s new “Crossfit” workout routine. He also donned a 10-pound weight vest.

Seeing a gas-mask runner was odd enough, but the story get’s weirder when Hoang decided to drop by the busiest post office in San Jose and mail a package during his run.

The bomb squad was called, while firefighters and postal inspectors closed down blocks surrounding the post office.

When asked if he thought his routine a bit strange, Houng responded with indifference. “Yeah,” he said. “But when I’m in my little zone, and I’m just running and doing my thing, it wasn’t put into context.”

Houng later turned himself into the authorities, saving the police hours of detective work.

“Totally big misunderstanding, totally unintended on my part,” Hoang said. “I won’t do anything like this ever again.”