As much as I prefer trails, I’m finding some fun pounding pavement and discovering interesting places. Marathon training is definitely different from ultra training. Change can be good. #marathontraining#optoutside
I'm playing with fire here but I've decided that Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest (yeah, I just jinxed us). As such, I felt it a good time to announce my best piece of gear for the winter. It's not a shoe or running vest or some sweet piece of technical gear but something I wore on probably 90% of my winter runs, the Marmot Neo-Therm 1/2 Zip. I have a closet full of tops from the whole range of outdoor brands, yet time and time again I turned to this piece of clothing when getting ready to head out into the mountains. It is remarkably effective in a wide range of temperatures ranging from upper 40's to just below freezing. If coupled with a light shell like the Patagonia Houdini, I found it warm enough to sit around on the summit of Mailbox with the temps hovering just above ten degrees. What impresses me most about it is how well it wicks when I am pushing hard up the mountain. Most tops just can't keep up with my perspiration and I end up soaking wet but this top hangs in there even during extended periods of a very elevated heart rate. I now own three I love it so much. They aren't cheap but they are 40% off right now on Marmot's site. Now, let's bring on some t shirt weather!
🔸Y si me gusta correr con los ojos cerrados y haciendo el payaso que? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️
🔸Que a veces competimos y a veces somos suporters, pero siempre, siempre mantenemos el espíritu jocoso que pa sufrir ya están las series no? 😜😜😜
🔸¿Y vosotros que sois de los que de vez en cuando disfrutáis? Si la respuesta es no; “hastelo mirar amijo”😅😅😅
🔸Finalizando la semana igual que empezó, reventao 😂😂😂
Team instructor getting the full on experience on Great Overhanging Gully, the best part was I was under one of the overhangs at this point and wasn't getting hit by any spindrift. I was quite smug until I started leading the next pitch through the overhang.
It’s not hard to stay motivated to train when you have trails like this to play on. Today though, I swapped the trails for the track and hit up a tempo session in the midday heat in preparation for my next race: 50km of flat, fast, hot and humid trails at Sungai Menyala Forest Trail in Malaysia. Without views like these the motivation doesn’t always come as easily, but when it comes to getting the results you want sometimes you have to just gut it out. How do you guys stay motivated to train?