Monday, April 27, 2009


So the same guy that talked up the 7 sisters trail race, told me what an amazing race it is, and how it's a must do, is the same guy that talked me out of it yesterday morning.
Of course he has actually done the race.
And I'm glad I've talked to him. His major point is that it's a brutal race and that the recovery time is lengthy.
Generally I think I'm not susceptible to repercussions of serious physical challenges and I like to downplay the severity of the challenge. Which is pretty silly.
So, for now I'm gonna prep and focus on the challenges of Half Ironman's.

Later I'll focus on hill races. Sooooon...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Favorite Trail

I'm gonna race 7 sisters trail race next week. I'm been trying to do some plyos and eccentric work so that I don't annihilate my legs. The locales of my travels did present the opportunity to do any good trail nor hill running.

Until now!!!
Boo yah

I hit up Blue Hills yesterday. The Skyline trail is a ripper of a trail and I would recommend it to any one who is ever near Milton. Probably one of my favorite trails of all time. It could do with a little more gentle inclines. It's surprisingly up and down. But some amazing sections and really good views of the city and the south shore.

Hughie and I once ran the whole kit in one shot. Epic run. Started raining for the last quarter. Needless to say the DOMS got the better of us for a couple days after that one.

The trails in the Fells can get pretty sweet and aren't as aggresive if you're looking for some great running around the Bean. Particularly if you hit the sections east of Woodland Rd.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Jet Lagged

My heart rate:RPE ratio during my run this morning was unusually high.  This means one of two things.  I feel super great and I can sustain a higher workload and feel good during it. Or I'm exhausted and need to push a higher heart rate to do the same amount of work.
I'm puttin my money on the latter.
I didn't sleep much on the 16 hour flight from Hong Kong to NYC.  Plus I'm on a different time zone, didn't sleep much when I was in BKK on my one day layover from the Melbs.  Did the classic wake up at 3 in the morning bright eyed and ready to go.
Dispite the cool(er) weather it's great to be back though


Monday, April 13, 2009

Shipping Up To Boston


In five hours I'll be boarding my flight out of BKK in persuit of the Nordic hinterlands of the northeast. For the record it's 85 sunny and humid out right now. Nor have I seen a thermometer reading below 60 for the past 3 months. Feel sorry for me yet? I didn't think so.

I'm gonna have some back blogging to do. Like a race report for the St. Kilda Gatordae sprint race I did in the Melbs. And for the cheering I did at IM Australia. And for he double metric century I did through the bushfire ravaged hills of Victoria. And I have to tell about my crank falling off twice in one ride that coincieded with 3 puctures, only two patches, a hitchike to town, a new patchkit, a few more K's, rain, another hitchhike to another town and more rain. And I tried Bikram yoga. It's hot and sweaty and for whatever reason this outfit thought it wise to carpet the floor of their studio. It was like working out in a moldy sauna. Sweet.

Soon. Sooooooon. I'll get to those posts soooon.

I'm gonna grab a last couple of bites of delicious Thai caloric loving!