Thursday, February 23, 2012

2012 goalish type things (sports wise)

Well I'd like to lay out some goals for this year.
1)Current pr on towers is 38:13 I'd like to get that down to 36 by June.
2)I want to run the boulder 4 peak traverse. I've only done the 3 peak a few times but never crossed over and tagged flagstaff.
3)I want to run the 50K in eugene if i get picked in the l0to!
4) ride 66 mile mountain bike route.
5) run a 10 hour 50 mile at squamish
6) do the mt meeker bike and hike
7) do a flatiron bike and hike maybe seal rock or something?
8) climb mainliner, pear butt and fri. 13th at the woo.
9) bench press my body weight (165)
10) road ride 100 miles
11) mtb up towers in 35 minutes

Goalish type things that i've already done this year:
1) ran the double dipsea
2) ran muir headlands trail
3) biked mt tam!
4) biked bolinas ridge

Edit: Sept 26, 2012
-Ran Mckenzie river 50k in Eugene 5:23
-Road 60+ mile mbt route
-Ran 15 mile squamish instead of 50 2:18 or something?
-Didn't bench press my body weight
-Climbed the Grand wall on the Squamish chief
-Many smaller missions here in BC and many more to come.

Friday, January 6, 2012


This year saw the normal few trips to California with the extra bonus of spending two and a half months there doing field work, which took me from the mexican border to Oregon and back again!
For me it was extra special to get to really fill in the gaps with remote and wild areas in the Sierra that I've wanted to get to for a while now. I can safely say that I've seen California; from So Cal urban craziness to Sierra Nevada alpine bliss and every nook and cranny in between. Highlights have to be milsap bar, rubicon river, Middle fork Tule, coastal waterfalls north of san louis obispo, Deep creek in the northern Klamath, Jefferson SP redwoods & Trinity alps, all the area's around Marin, Magee-rock creeks, mill creek/whitewater and last but not least Cuyamaca SP for it's perfect blend of desert oasis and mountain feel.

The strange thing is...after almost 20 years of roaming around California I'm just as excited as I ever was to get out there and experience it again and again.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

getting back at it.

Well spring is on it's way here in CO. Sure we'll get some 12" dumps of snow but most likly we are looking at warmer and warmer days.

I'm looking forward to getting out and running and climbing more. Mostly I'd like to climb more this summer. Last year no days at lumpy ridge! that's just not acceptable. I've been getting my legs under me these last few weeks and am getting to the bouldering gym to see about arm strength. I need to hit that a few times a week because right now i'm sore after just an hour of bouldering.

I'd like to hit the trails 2 a week and boulder 2 a week for the spring. I'm thinking about a few 50k's but mainly I'd like to run some historic trails no matter what. Run some parts of western states, some yose trails that I've hiked a bunch. Tetons, some in seattle area. We'll see . right now just getting a good base is the goal.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Schools back

It's about that time again to head back to school after a very fast summer break. It went fast because of the field work to start and the house work and travel to cap it all off here in Aug. We have made great strides with the house and it is nice to have those things done. Only going to do a few small projects and the Radon system before we call it quits for this summer. What a difference a few little changes can make.... having the shed seems to have changed the whole garage. Having the sliding door is the most amazing change this year for sure. It was a worth while thing to prioritize. The fence just changed the whole house for the better. Well worth every penny and every drop of sweat and blood. It will pay for it's self 2 times over.

School is....well, school. It's about 7 months of classes left and I'm going to try to commit much more this year than last. Really try to stay and get all that I need to out of every class and clinical.

As for running and climbing and outdoors things.... that's kinda on the back burner for the next 7 months. It's just the way it is. Bummed about it? yes, but this is part of growing up and taking care of something that I just never could have done in the past. Gota have those letters after your name. This is just my turn.

Monday, June 14, 2010

night run

Just got in from a little night run. It brought back memories of the winter I spent in Index, WA running in the rain. That was really the first time in my life that I found the peace that comes from running.

Last week I really took it easy and only ran a handful of miles while fam was here. Ran bluesky in the rain on Sun. and plan to just go with the flow this week leading up to Bighorn on Sat.

Amy and I are going to go up for the race then go flower hunting all the way across the state after. It's funny, the flower that she's studying and we're hurting for happens to grow on the course! It's been found in a remote part of the bighorns. I'm not sure how much I'll be looking for it on race day but after...

Friday, June 11, 2010

big horn 50 training.

so this training for my first race of the summer has been going ok .. i'm feeling a bit untrained and by most standards I am. I did my long run a week ago and it was a 30 miler so it had all that I think I needed in a long run. I did it at a little bit of altitude so that might help too. I've been doing little 2/3 mile runs these last few days and feel ok about it. Folks are talking about seeing LOTS of rattle snakes on the low trails here in FC this summer so I'm going to try and run up a little higher as much as i can. I really want to run round mountain soon. I think that it'll be a great hill climb to tak the place of towwers while it's hotter and snaky down here.

I'm looking forward to running in Wy a few times b/f the race on fri. It's going to be cool to see this new part of the contry and meet other runners and adventures souls.

My main goals for the summer are:
-yosemite valley to mono lake
-grand canyon of the twolome to white wolf.
-Longs peak double
-Longs peak bike n hike
-climb 3 routes at lumpy.
-run around lumpy
-run in the pc northwest.

Friday, May 7, 2010


OK OK OK it's time to think about being outside again...ok, well I think about it all the time. Just in Cali not here in CO. But, I digress. Ran the towers road time trial last night for the first time and got 40:44. best for me I think. I did it with poles and not sure how much of a diff that made. I was in a bad way from the last few weeks of school keeping me in high stress low health kinda way. the diet has been abysmal and oh well it's olmost over for this year so....

to the out of door i go! It was a great group with all kinds of folks i'd never met. I pushed hard and oh man I felt like crap at the top. just felt discomfort in my chest and sick in my belli... but that's OK I guess cause feeling is better than not feeling at all. Being out there was nice it was cloudy and a little but of snow/rain (like 4 drops) came down. We all got to the top and then headed down. Some got there in bettershape than others Nick joged in with a new PR and pete walked it in like 36! Really crazy how this stuff works.. funny that I've been feeling better on the long runs that I've done the last few weekends but then got my butt kicked on towers thur. I'm going ot make my new goal for this season 38:00 min! That's a lot lower than 40:00 but since I've got 44 sec. to get 40 I think wwhat the heck?

Looking forawd to geting to put the last bit of fence in coming up ther in the next week then making some of the other little changes to the house to make it a more amazing place for us.. going to ty and bring back a little more Kreativity to the mix this year think that helps to have in my world anyway, just the way i see the world and no use hiding it if its in there anyway!

Happy day sad day .. who can say ... get out there and find out..