Tuesday, December 04, 2007

testing, testing...

trying to get an idea of where I'm at as I start training for next year (yes, it's the first week of December and I'm already thinking about my '08 schedule)...This is a CF total, taken from Crossfit...work up to 1 rep max of back squat, shoulder press and deadlift (I also did a max set of pullups, no kip, to start)
Back Squat 235 lbs. (245 wasn't full ROM, so it doesn't really count)
Press 130 lbs.
Deadlift 295 lbs.
total: 660 lbs.
Pullups: 19

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Philly Splits

Ran the Philly Half Marathon last weekend...the longest run I've ever done. Kira thought it might be a good idea to do some running this fall, try to work on something different to keep me motivated...so I "trained" for about six weeks and gave it a shot.
Mile 1...6:53
Mile 2...6:28
Mile 3...6:23
Mile 4...6:37
Mile 5...6:40
Mile 6...6:39
Mile 7...6:36
Mile 8...6:48
Mile 9...6:27
Mile 10...6:52
Mile 11...6:29
Mile 12...6:33
Mile 13.1...7:38
Had some GI issues the last few miles...I was a little worried I might have an "accident" before crossing the finish line. I definitely need to pay more attention to my diet before running, it's a lot harder on my body than being on the bike. So, the Philly half marathon, my first half marathon...1:26:55

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Talisman

Ouray, Colorado and Philadelphia are worlds apart, that's for sure...I've been back in town for 10 days now, seems like it's been much longer. Trying my best to keep things balanced and in order, which is never easy after returning from a trip to the mountains. This trip was a bit different than the past few I've taken...not as overwhelming as Alaska or as harsh as Quebec. Low key and lots of fun, climbing routes I never dreamed I'd approach when I first started climbing in Ouray a few years ago (although it's a lot easier to climb a bunch of hard routes when you're not on the sharp end). Coming to grips with what it means to be a "climber", at least for me. I realize there are things I'm likely never to do on my own, big bold leads in far off places I'll never see. I've been fortunate enough to spend some time with men who leave little doubt that they are indeed climbers. They are bold and strong and worthy of far more admiration than any "athlete" you'll see on Sportscenter. More importantly, though, they are men, just like me. They struggle with love and loss, they stand firm in their beliefs and convictions, they work very hard to be good husbands, fathers, sons and friends. They are good men...I'm grateful for the time I've spent with them.