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2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's
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Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's" on 01/15/2012 22:58:18 MST Print View

Excellent Art!

Found this R2R2R video in the ultra/trail running blog circle...

Tally-Ho: The Movie

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's" on 01/22/2012 10:20:52 MST Print View

Got in a fun run yesterday morning up a local peak, some thorny scrambling near the end, followed by a long and fast run down singletrack from the top of the pass. It feels like early spring here in NM right now, cool and windy!

baylor peak

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
pic on 01/22/2012 16:18:52 MST Print View

Eugene- nice pic, I was going to post a pic from cell phone to contrast yours, but alas my techno-foo is not working to well today

anywho we got ~ 10" of snow, so it definitely makes running more work- I ran 3 miles today (was going to run 5) and it took almost all of an hour to do

I also add we had very cold temps all week (until today) and Art is correct- the stair master will definitely give you a good workout! :)


David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
R2R2R - Video on 01/22/2012 17:12:34 MST Print View

Eugene: Thanks for the video link.

I found it striking for how few times I've been on the SK how well I remember and can recognize particular switchbacks. I think that says something about being more alive and alert when in the outdoors.

But my two times on the NK have been so long ago it would help me if, the night before, someone could spend 5 minutes talking me through it while looking over a map. Trails I know are so much easier to do than ones that I don't know or don't remember well.

I've purchased my air flights (5,108 miles round trip) and I'm looking forward to it a lot!

Dan Hewins
(hewinsd) - F

Locale: Chihuahuan Desert
Re: "2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's" on 01/22/2012 20:36:36 MST Print View

Good long run (~15mi/3600'climb) with "el equipo de Nuevo Mexico". I rolled my ankle pretty bad at the end -- it was enough to take me to the ground. In my hasted I popped to me feet and figured running was the best option in case swelling began to set in - I wanted to spend as few miles limping as possible. To my surprise I was able to run the remaining descent and a day later have no pain (only some mild swelling).

A few photos:

Self at the highpoint of the day.

Eugene and Co. descending the mountain.

Edited by hewinsd on 01/22/2012 21:12:55 MST.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
"2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's" on 01/22/2012 21:10:25 MST Print View

Here's some pics from today's long run with Adan.
16 miles, 3600' feet. Angeles National Forest

Me, Strawberry Peak north face in background

Adan, booking it through a sweet mixed section.

Looking back towards Los Angeles

Feeling like a bighorn sheep on stretches of steep, vanishing trail.

Edited by xnomanx on 01/22/2012 21:11:51 MST.

Dan Hewins
(hewinsd) - F

Locale: Chihuahuan Desert
vanishing trail on 01/22/2012 21:14:19 MST Print View

Nice, Craig -- that last one looks like some sketchy terrain.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: vanishing trail on 01/22/2012 21:44:11 MST Print View

Great photos, great running everyone.

. . .

Edited by asandh on 01/23/2012 08:05:32 MST.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
2012 R2R2R Group - Training Logs on 01/24/2012 21:43:01 MST Print View

1/16: 3R/0/7R(1000')/7R(1000')/0/3R/16T(3600') = 36(5600')
1/23: 0/7R(1300')/7R(1300')/0/3R/3R/20T(4600') = 40(7200')
1/30: 0/2R/4T(1000')/2R/0/7T(1800')/12T(3000') = 27 (5800') rest week!!
2/6: 0/2R/4T/5T/0/30T(9800') = 41(9800')
2/13: 0/0/8R/0/10R/0/12T(4400') = 30 (4400')
2/20: 0/0/0/4R/0/0/17T(7000') = 21(7000')

Edited by Lopez on 02/26/2012 19:31:54 MST.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: 2012 R2R2R Group - Training Logs on 01/25/2012 09:35:15 MST Print View

One can only speculate that this means Adan is officially throwing in his sombrero.


Distance running: it's like having fun, only different.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Mi sombrero... on 01/25/2012 09:56:11 MST Print View in. The force was too great. Wifey brought up a question I had not considered. After i finished listing all the ways i could fail, she asked how I will feel if I don't go. that made the decision very simple. Let's talk Wisner.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Mi sombrero... on 01/25/2012 10:14:12 MST Print View

my rule of thumb ... if you go slow enough you can go any distance.
one foot in front of the other.
good luck training.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's" on 01/25/2012 12:44:27 MST Print View

Mi sombrero is off to you Adan! Glad to hear you're going to take a stab at this. Did you list off all the ways things could right?

"I got that P.M.A!..."

Looking forward to meeting up with the group....getting close fellas.

. ..
That P.M.A. on 01/25/2012 13:07:54 MST Print View

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate spot to ask, but now that I know there's a bad brains fan in the crowd, I'm trying to expand the 6 or so hours of music on my iPod into something more length appropriate to the RRR. "banned in DC" is one of those tracks that always rally's me on long grinders, whether I have headphones in or not. Does anyone have a few tunes they can suggest that does it for them? I'm open to checking out anything.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
PMA on 01/25/2012 13:26:09 MST Print View

Thanks Art, you're absolutely right! It's just like them long staggering trips home from the bar, one foot in front of the other!

I hear you Eugene! Most of my concerns revolved around failing to find sufficient time to train between my daughters' crazy dance schedules. One huge realization cleared that up though, my wife is amazing! She assured me she will find me the time. With her behind me, I can run a triple crossing man!

Thanks for the warm welcome gang. Thanks to Craig for giving me a boost into this whole running thing, brother is solid. Hoping to cross 40 miles this week. Super excited.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"2012 R2R2R Group - Training Log's" on 01/25/2012 13:44:01 MST Print View

G.B.H. "Sick Boy"
Circle Jerks "Live fast, die young"
Minor Threat - "Look back and laugh"
Minor Threat - "Screaming at a wall"
Bad Brains -"coptic times"
The Faction-" california dreamin"

Those are some of my favorite individual tracks Devon which get thrown into playlists, but I rarely take my ipod these days running with people. Just throw on Minor Threat on loop, any album, you're good. I go through phases with music, can only digest so much before I move onto something else for a while. Check out the thread punkrock loving ultralighters Devon.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Houston, we have a problem! on 01/25/2012 19:07:06 MST Print View

It was a beautiful afternoon in sunny CA, perfect conditions for a nice late afternoon trail run. But happiness turned in pain. Three miles out I rolled my ankle , the first time in a long while. I hobbled back to the car and headed back to my hotel. After taking a couple of Advil I laid back with ice on my foot. I just looked and I saw a half of a slightly blueish golf ball stuck on the outside of my foot just below the ankle. Hopefully, it's not as bad as it looks. This stinks.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: That P.M.A. on 01/25/2012 19:22:18 MST Print View

Devon what style of music are you looking for..DC Hardcore, NYC stuff, classic California style....Mid West stuff like AOF, Effigies, Zero Boys, Toxic Reasons...

Or stuff from The UK? Early punk or UK 82 Hardcore which would be like GBH

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Houston, we have a problem! on 01/25/2012 20:18:35 MST Print View

ouch !
I can't believe how many "running" injuries are cropping up on this thread.

. ..
Re: Re: That P.M.A. on 01/25/2012 21:52:43 MST Print View

News of all these injuries is a huge bummer! I know I'm guilty myself of getting swept up in the excitement and maybe pushing a little harder than I should. I have bad knees and they quickly remind me to cool it. Theres certainly time to bounce back, at least I'm telling myself that. POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE!

I like the cut of your jib, Smith! The minor threat first 2 7" are a mainstay for me. For these purposes I just wish those 13 songs added up to more than 15 minutes!

I wont lie, most of those bands and scenes were long dead when I was still filling pampers, I'm only aware of a fraction of them via the grace of god/the internet. I know this is probably a difficult request but I'm looking for those 5 or 6 tracks that'll give you the goosebumps every time. I remember being 15 years old and hearing "in my eyes" for the first time and realizing everything had just changed for me. Those are the kind of songs I need when my quads are jelly and this left-right-left-right thing makes no sense anymore.

thanks a lot friends.