Just 321 Meters

Just 321 Meters

In a lot of the training for ultrarunning books I have read – and there are a few on that list now – one of the standard pieces of advice has been to train for a race in segments or blocks. You start off by building a base, you add in some speed work or...
Running with The Jester

Running with The Jester

After listening to classic ’80s club tunes on yesterdays run, I was looking forward to the latest Ten Junk Miles Long Run interview on this morning’s effort. Indeed, I was especially excited to know that the interview would be with Ed Ettinghausen, an...
Ride on Time

Ride on Time

I’m a fan of Apple Music and its revolving daily selection of playlists. Every day I get a changing platter of rock or alternative, electronic or nostalgic songs served up fresh and there is usually something pretty good in there that will keep my head nodding...
The Mount Everest Climbing Challenge

The Mount Everest Climbing Challenge

Every month Strava hosts a challenge for runners to see how high they can climb. Usually the target to complete the challenge amounts to 2000 meters or so, especially early in the season when the trails and hills are likely snow bound, in the northern hemisphere at...
At The End of the Day

At The End of the Day

Another long and, yes, stressful day in the office today with a bunch of meetings, writing, and decisions to be made. Luckily, I didn’t have to start the day too early this morning and instead of trying to fit in a lunchtime run as I did yesterday, I took advantage of...
Workday Ups and Downs

Workday Ups and Downs

It’s a week of tapering in terms of distance but not entirely in terms of hill climbing. The goal, as it was last week, is to continue to hit 200 meters of elevation gain each day via the runs I am fitting in around childcare, family life, and an increasingly...