In the Wilhelm-Baynes version of the I-Ching is a brilliant foreword by the eminent psychologist Carl Jung. In it he describes our Western prejudices against anything that can’t be measured works against us when we look for help in the real world. If I may: …I can assure my reader that it is not altogether … More Chaos and training
in this video by Karl Meltzer and Scott Mason i like the way he describes it as “levitating”. i always try to do that…or is that the ultra shuffle? there must be a certain amount of instinct here too…or at least the kind of deep memory from experience as a child. downhills burn my quads … More thoughts on downhills
1-13-17: my excitement about black canyon has turned to dread as I have developed some compartment-like nerve pain in my lower leg. It was just soreness that went away after warming up for the past couple of weeks so I was taking it easy and cutting way back on mileage and no speed work for … More OUCH!
2016 started out great and stayed steady. In my 52nd year I completed 6 ultra marathons and had personal bests in 50 miles, 50k and 10k and ran over 2500 miles. I even got to the track meet once this summer and had the humbling experience of running a 400M. Definitely my worst event! Now … More 2016 Running Recap
results: 28.95 miles. 1st AG, 1st pm start, 4th OA This event has 3 races. A 12-hour from 6am to 6pm, a 6-hour from 6 am to noon and anothe 6-hour from noon to 6pm. I had done this race twice before knowing well that a noon start time is perfect for me as I … More Carkeek 6-Hour 2016
I forgot stretching! i must remind myself to stretch mid run. it’s not a race it’s a training run. stretch mid run and hold that stretch for 15s or more. easy does it but stretch. and stretch right after when still limber. stretch and roll after. roll the calves, ankles, legs and hips. get the adductors, … More and stretch!
I understand that ultimately the best way to train for more distance is logging more miles in training. That said, what’s the next-best thing? I’d like to stay healthy for race day after all…and with work, family time, etc there is a time factor as well. If I can keep up a 50MPW schedule and … More 100k training plan
…this was a different kind of race. Following the standard beer mile format stretched into a 50k there are six 5.2-mile loops. There is a drunk division and a sober division. To be in the drunk division and eligible for an overall podium finish you have to drink one pint of microbrew before each lap … More Fat Glass 50k
in 2014 i was signed up for my first 50 for the spring of 2015 and i was training hard for it. it was the Prescott circle trail race put on by a group called Solemates. i trained so hard i got a stress fracture but i still wanted to do the 50. it … More circle trail
i can fully trust the board now (the low dive on the east dock) but ive been having trouble remembering the moment between the time the diving board flings me up in the air and the moment i hit the water. it’s a blank…as if nothing happened during that time. now i know something happened … More diving