Jan Link Luv
|February 3, 2015||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
After some long shifts on ER I’ve finally regrouped. Climbed through the paddock bars tonight to lay hands and eyes on the ponies (spoiler alert they are fine), went for a run in my new shoes (more on that later) and now its blog time!
What Mel read… in the month of January! (and considering this month consisted entirely of livestock medicine and small animal ER, I’m quite impressed. No books, but plenty of blogs and other articles.
This story is local to me. I think it’s a weak argument that a runner is at fault simply because there is a “jogger who can’t hear with their headphones in”. Cyclist regularly go faster on the road AND the trail than they can see danger and stop, (remember Funder’s story about being rear-ended by bikes?) I’m all for multi-use trails and respectfully working with other users to keep our trails open. But “being aware of my surroundings” doesn’t save me from being run down by a bike that’s whipping around blind corners on double track. (and this comes from someone that occasionally enjoys taking her bike out on the trail).
Emily muses on a new way of looking at blank pages in a training log (apparently there is a way to view them beyond bitterness and resentment).
The probability of me having to resort to this hack on a run in California’s central valley is slim…but for you brave soles (heheheheehe) that wanna try it, here’s a good hack.
I REALLY want to get into a weight training routine. I’ve never been able to, and I know it’s my weak link. It’s just that I’m too busy running or riding and when I try to fit something “fitness” in there beyond that…..everything goes off the rails. I like body weight exercises, but there’s some weight exercises like this that I think could do really good things.
I’m so guilty of this. Anyone else? I’m going to guess if you are an endurance rider you do at least a little of this.
Only at The Oatmeal
This is so cool! When I look at all the different bodies, I think the one I most look like is the weight lifter.
It’s nice to see Orange Mud packs more and more. I still love mine and it’s my go to pack for most long runs.
First, my condolences to Karen. People can be such asses. But it is wrong that I really really love the awesome pics of the injuries?
I agree with most…but not all of these. What about you? Specifically #10. What about #1? Considering that most big trail races are at altitude around here….I find it hard to imagine a scenario where I would train at high altitude for a boost at low altitude. More than likely I fall into their caveat category of training at high altitude some because that’s the altitude of my race.
Sorta nice when an expert tells you to do something you already figured out. I’m a month into my 5K training and LOVING it. Still haven’t actually RUN a 5K since some of my “weeks” last longer than a week – depending on my rotation schedule, for me to get the speed work out in, takes 10-14 days instead of 7, so in reality it’s taken me 6 weeks to get through 4 weeks of “training”. If everything goes to plan I’ll run my first test 5k next week. I’ve mapped out a course here at home and will reward myself with icecream at the end.
Ummm…yeah. And BTW endurance riders do the same bullshit thing to ourselves. Shall I make a list of the Bullshit ways we feel shame as endurance riders? Because our horses don’t live on pasture. Because our horses only get ridden twice a week. Because it takes us away from our families for periods of time and somehow we have been brainwashed that this is selfish and not acceptable. Because our horse isn’t suitable and we give up. Shall I go on?
Read this. I love first hand accounts of “how it went terribly wrong”. This is a story of how a runner had to get airlifted off the trail.
Lots of running stuff this month! I think a lot of people in the endurance world are in winter hibernation, and some (like me) are just getting started on their spring training cycle.
What I posted…
Four years ago: Declarations of a reformed tack hoarder
Five years ago: A thought, a rev, and a ?