I love all the press she's been getting lately. We need more of this!
Another solid video documenting the 100 mile distance. I appreciated the lightheartedness.
Though I sometimes dread watching the hyper-dramatic depictions of running, this was really well done and has some really great moments discovering why exactly we do desire to suffer in the mountains.
I've started listening to podcasts / books while running on days I feel especially rushed or dreading it in particular. I used to be pretty anti-headphone but as I now retreat to the park to avoid the city traffic I've taken it up and have been really pleased. I listened to Billy Yang's podcasts since the first with Anton Krupicka but must have somehow missed the second episode which is with Tim Tollefson. Tollefson is not a runner I was too inspired by or one I knew much about, admittedly when I first heard of him and saw him wearing a Nike jersey I pretty much just turned a blind eye. The interview completely changed my mind though and I now find myself thinking about what he had to say often. I listened to the episode on a 10 miler which flew by and was one of those rare runs thats effortless and rejuvenating. He has a genuine love for the sport yet also a realistic and practical view on achieving a career in it. Billy has (an albeit sometimes cheesy) way of leading the conversation to an ultra-sincere mood which is missing from many of the other beer drinking and "war stories" running podcasts. Check out the entire series here, though I'll probably continue to post the episodes I really dig.
I really dig this guys videos. And this race looks incredible! It has me thinking of the value of the tourist economy and if it really is an ethical / sustainable reaction to the outsourcing of America's industries.
Training wise things have been merely okay. I cannot expect my lifestyle to change overnight, and with that in mind I am proud of my progress so far.
I've started running semi-regularly.
I've started climbing semi-regularly.
I've been researching and slowly growing my gear collection.
I have signed up for many of my upcoming races.
I booked my flights to Asheville to crew my friend in his fourth 100.
I need to keep up on eating and track my weight / calories like I had written in my goals.
I need to be stricter with my training plan. Despite running more, I am not far from falling off of my training. I need to remain diligent.
I must implement strength training into my routine.
I need to keep up on the blog better.
Anna Frost announced her leaving Salomon with the company responding in the most amazing manner. Check out the blog post regarding it here.
No clue what will happen next but I suspect it'll be amazing and she will do great things regardless.
Below is a video that somewhat eludes to her decision to diverge a bit.
Molly Huddle crushed the Houston Half the other day. She is insanely fast and incredibly nice. Check out the coverage below.
Below is a video of an insane 7 mile repeat session she did when training for the NYC marathon.