Training continues to progress, and I’m finishing up my move this week while trying not to miss a beat.
The highlight of this blog post is definitely Sunday’s run, when I took on the first stage of the PCT -- 20 miles from the US/Mexico border to
We checked in at the border patrol station in Campo, CA so the authorities knew we were out there and then got dropped off at the monument at the trail’s southern most terminus by Carrie and Andrea. It was raining the whole time. The first 1100’ climb was runnable but the last one was brutal and we were forced to walk as the fog rolled in and the sun set. We finished off the last hour in the dark with our headlamps and were stoked to meet Carrie and Andrea at the car to get warm and dry for the ride back to SD.
These pics and vids are from my new camera!
I hit 40 miles of running last week which was a big jump up, and it might have been a little too much too soon because my knee is swollen. I just can’t help it because I enjoy trail running so much it’s hard for me to pass up the opportunities to run new trails with cool people. Check out this funny video Dr. Runco from SDRI shot before our run on Tuesday about the benefits of “bearfoot running”:
The Grand Fondo San Diego is now three weeks away and I’ve finally got my bike fit dialed enough to get off the trainer and hit the road this weekend with a long ride. Plus I lent my stationary trainer to my buddy Nick (from my Thanksgiving road trip) who dislocated his elbow snowboarding at Mammoth last weekend trying to be like Shaun White. Now all he can do is ride indoors for a while and he’s going to miss Grand Fondo too.
If you’ve been following my blog or Twitter updates, then you’ve probably read about ActiveX, our corporate strength and conditioning workouts at the Active Network. If you’ve ever wondered how to get involved with the type of workouts we do and you live in the
area, then look no further! Rehab United offers an amazing functional strength and conditioning workout on Mondays and Thursdays that you’ve got to try! They really know their stuff and the classes never disappoint. It’s important to incorporate strength and conditioning sessions in addition to your swim, bike and runs so let me know if you want to try it out or meet me there for a workout. San Diego
Back in the day I used to be way into mountain biking -- check out these results from 1998 :) and after a hiatus of more than a decade, I registered for a mountain bike race! My buddy, James, told me about the Whiskey Off Road 50-Mile ride in
on 4/23. We’re going to head out there with a few others, rent a cabin and have some fun taking on the 7,100’ of climbing. Check out the course. Prescott, AZ
In other news, I read the book Viral Loop by Adam L. Peneberg in three days and my brain is about to explode! There were lots of really interesting stories about small ideas that went viral and totally took off – some are still on top and others that failed or were bought out. He told the story of Tupperware and compared it to the success of Hotmail and how current sites like Facebook, Twitter and Ning fit the similar viral design. After finishing both this book and reading Chris Anderson’s “Free” last month, I have a much better understanding of the history of the internet in general as well as how the sites we so commonly use today were created. If you’re into social media, technology or marketing, I definitely recommend both of these reads. I’m looking for the next book to read, so send any suggestions my way!
Catch you next week if I survive all the training and moving :) Have a great week!