Tag Archives: Fitness

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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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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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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Weekly Training – 01/17/11 – 01/23/11

The week started off slowly, due to an illness over the weekend. Fearing for my lungs, I kept indoors a good bit and ran on the dreaded treadmill. In order to make this tolerable I built a stand to hold … Continue reading

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Weekly Training – 01/10/11 – 01/16/11

What started out as a very solid week of training, crashed and burned as I came down with a stomach bug Thursday afternoon. A combination of hard training, lack of sleep and stress have put me in a rather weakened state. Although I did well in the snowshoe race on Sunday, I could feel that it tapped my immune system and weakened me some more. Continue reading

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Weekly Training – 01/03/11 – 01/09/11

The intense cross training regimen continues. My legs are tired every day, but I continue to get stronger and more fit every week. The Tabata leg press records that I’ve been setting, keep falling. I cannot wait to see what level of fitness I have this Spring when the mountain racing season begins. Continue reading

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Weekly Training – 12/27/10 – 01/02/11

Thanks to the bounty of Wintry white goodness that has blanketed Vermont, I’ve been able to greatly increase my training load through the use of cross training. Activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, upright rowing machine and boot/snow running all work my cardiovascular system without any impact or adding to the repetitive stressors of running. Continue reading

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