Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Beatings Have Begun

I've always thought I was one trucker hat away from dominating the ultra running scene.

We all have our excuses.  We all have our goals.  I've always thought that successful training is the happy marriage of a simple goal...and the elimination of excuses.  

Simple does not mean easy.  Never has.  Never will.

The beatings will continue.  The question is...for who? 


#IceAge50

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

We're Going Streaking

New Year...time to go streaking.
We all know about the streaks.  They start around Jan 1st.  They usually involve running every day.  They are usually tied to other goals which include PRs in all the races that year.

Now let's talk about streaks to actually make sense.

If you're a streaker and you are streaking for the sole intent of running consistency and the perseverance and satisfaction of lacing up the shoes everyday and running for the sake of running...bravo.  That's what streaking is about.  If you think you're going to PR by running everyday...oh boy.

I did a run streak in 2013...and made it to March, 14th.  Pi Day.  Einstein's birthday.  I ran a minimum of three miles everyday.  By the ides of March I was sick of it.  I woke up one morning and literally said, "this is dumb"...and then it was over.

So I propose a different kind of streak...a streak to make yourself better.  Everyday.  Here are my rules for streaking in 2016:

1. Everyday is another step toward my goals.
2. My steps towards my goals can be runs, strength training, biking, skiing, nutrition, swimming, yoga, stretching, etc...and most importantly REST when I need it.

That's it.  Stick to my training plan and move myself closer to my goals EVERYDAY.

On a side note...I am proud to announce that I have been selected by Nuun to be a Nuun Ambassador for 2016.  And don't forget...Nuun rhymes with "noon"...actually, it doesn't rhyme with "noon" it sounds exactly like "noon".  That's it.  Time to streak.