Nothing structured (as if I ever did anything "structured"), just good, fun training going on here.
During the week, I am usually doing Cross Fit(ish) 1-2x/week (usually once since I am sore for days), and of course, spin.
Labor day weekend, I went camping with Erin, Jay, Paul, Carrie and Damian to get off the grid, and so I could do a TT up AND down the E grade of Palomar Mountain (more on that later). If you ever thought about camping at La Jolla Indian Reservation: don't. It's expensive, and it's freakin loud until all hours of the night with screaming lunatics who don't speak-eh-any-english. Well, at least it was in our section, but regardless, is camping ever a bad time?!?! Nope - all in good company!
Here are some pics...
Vibram's in full effect (Review to come soon):
Beautiful Lake Henshaw at the start of the climb...
Me asking Paul why he wore the same thing I did (kidding)... Post Ascent/Descent discussion and analysis (of course):
Never let Jay setup your tent while you practice descending a mountain...
and a vid of me grinding up the mountain (not exactly happy):
This past saturday, I broke out the MTB for the first time in months (it still works!), and Damian and I hit up a 2.5 hour ride in Penasquitos Canyon for some exploring. I knew there were some good trails off the beaten path (north side), and I wanted to scope out more. I know someday soon I am gonna just go on a 4(+?) hour ride out there and just rip every trail. I forgot how much fun downhill single track is, and am stoked to get out there again soon. I also plan on doing a fair amount of mountain biking this winter since it always such a killer workout.
Total times I ate shit: 3 (2 because I am an idiot, another because I was blazing through 6 inch wide singletrack!)
Sunday, Paul, Damian and I did the Great Western Loop - my favorite ride. I definitely crushed the hills, flats and downhills, and felt like a million bucks afterwards. And, I ran for the first time as a T-Run for the first time since LP! I was on cloud 9 for the rest of the day.
I cooked up a serious feast sunday night (japanese curry), and just kicked back livin and lovin...
I also posted two articles on amateurendurance.com this week (with a little help from someone), so go check 'em out...
My Daily Stretch Routine
Pass the Fat!
ps- I just cracked open a beer, and oh man is it good!