Category Archives: Plant Powered Athletes

Weekly Training: 5/2/11 – 5/8/11

With 408 running miles logged over the past 30 days, I can now say that I am the fittest I have ever been. My training is WAY ahead of where I was at this point last year and I’m setting PR’s right and left… Well, mostly left. My legs have taken a serious beating, but they rise again to the challenge each new day… with the help of ice packs and compression. Continue reading

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Weekly Training: 4/25/11 – 5/1/11

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Honestly, I have no idea, but I do know that they can easily outrun me after a long trail run. Another hundred mile week under my belt and I am beat. The continuous miles have deadened my legs and shortened my stride. So you can imagine my surprise when… Continue reading

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Weekly Training: 4/18/11 – 4/24/11

Getting sick for nearly 3 weeks in February really shook my confidence and threw me abruptly off of my training path. After 2 months I have finally begun to build back up to my desired training load and regain confidence. With only 3 weeks till the U.S. 15k Trail Running Championships in Spokane, WA, I’m hoping that I’ll be ready in time to defend my Masters gold medal. Continue reading

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Weekly Training – 2/14/11 – 2/20/11

The build continues! With the Northeast Snowshoe Championships only a week away and the U.S. National Snowshoe Championships less than 3 weeks away, I’ve really pushing my body to the limit in hopes of a high peak at race time. All of this effort has added up to a new weekly record of 18 hours, 10 minutes and 37 seconds of training! Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Update – February 15th, 2011

In This Update:
• Race Report – Empire State Building Success
• Getting to Nationals
• Breakfast of Champions
• Upcoming Events Continue reading

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Weekly Training 2/7/11 – 2/13/11

When in Rome, do as the Romans. Or more appropriately, when you are buried in snow, go snowshoeing! Now that the Empire State Building Run Up is behind me, I can focus all my efforts on the upcoming U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in early March. Continue reading

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Weekly Training 1/31/11 – 2/6/11

The week started off with a taper for the Empire State Building Run Up. All of the long hours of cross training these past 6 weeks seems to have paid off as I shaved 44 seconds off my best time in the race and finished as the 1st American and 4th overall. Wow! That was unexpected! Continue reading

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VanOrden 1st American at Empire State Building Run Up
 


NEW YORK CITY, NY (February 1st, 2011) – Tim Van Orden, 42, of Bennington, Vermont rose to the occasion at the 34th running of the Empire State Building Run Up on Tuesday morning with an exceptional 4th place finish. Van Orden was the top American finisher and won the Masters division for the second straight year, earning him the title of the ‘World’s fastest stair climber over the age of forty’. Continue reading

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Tim VanOrden’s Running Raw Times – January 31st, 2011

The Top Ten of 2010
The year 2010 can summed up in a single sentence – “As you sow, so shall you reap.” After five years of what seemed at times to be an exercise in futility, I actually have some results that I’m proud to share. The pride I feel is not based in my own egotistical needs for validation, but in the knowing that there is now rock solid evidence that one can reach the peak of athletic performance on a diet of simple fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

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Weekly Training – 1/24/11 – 1/30/11

The final week of training before the Empire State Building Race. I cut back on the time but actually bumped my running miles up a bit. Sunday’s snowshoe race was a medium effort and gave me great confidence as I easily charged up the 962 feet of climbing in the course. Hopefully, I’ll be recovered enough to rock the big apple. Continue reading

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