|During the Tahoe Rim 100, I stopped at about mile 60. I asked the runner behind me|
to take this photo. It was a difficult race for me when temperatures
reached record levels. The sun seems to be my enemy in really long runs. Regardless, I finished the following
morning and celebrated with my family at the finish.
|I took a detour during a trail run in Estes Park, CO. I eventually found "Bridal Veil Falls" and it did not disappoint.|
|Walter (left) and David (right) were there for me when I had a panic attack during a climb of Grays/Torreys.|
|Ryan and I running together in the opening miles of the Elephant Mountain 50k. It was a last minute decision to drive down to Arizona for the race but we needed the sunshine and were hungry to race! Sometimes, you just gotta run in the sun.|
|Descending the North Rim of the Grand Canyon shortly after sunrise. I have to go back just to make sure this wasn't|
a dream. And I need more cameras. Unbelievable place.
|Another photo from the Grand Canyon. This was during the initial 6,000 ft descent.|
|Grand Canyon..the return trek from the south rim.|
|A little trip in Bear Canyon saw me face first into a sharp rock. I sliced my arm to the bone and had to drive to my wife's|
hospital ER. They tried to clean the cut but despite much irrigation and antibiotics, I still had problems for weeks with
infection. I eventually healed and only have a gnarly scar now.
|Standing in the "Key Hole" on Longs Peak at about 13,000 ft. I remember contemplating my increasing comfort at high|
altitude. It was near perfect day with blue skies and steady temperatures.
|A headstand at 14,000 ft on Red Cloud Peak. A mountain summit has a way of making you feel like a superhero and|
completely insignificant at the same time.
Here's to 2014.
|High Density Foam Rollers are often black|
in color while the softer versions typically
come in lighter colors. The price varies.
They retail from $15-50.
|Starting at the ankle, roll the calf area from the socks|
to the knees. Stop when you find a painful spot...just
hold and move up only when you feel the pain subside.
|A common problem for distance runners is IT band inflexibility.|
To stretch this area, start from the knee and very slowly roll to
the side of your hip. Then repeat on the opposite side. Remember
to stop and maintain weight on any areas of discomfort until they subside.
Properly rolling each leg can take 1-2 minutes each, especially when
you first begin including this in your program.
|When rolling the quads, start at the knees and roll slowly toward|
your hips. Apply the same principles. To increase the intensity, put
all your weight on one leg a time.
|Summit of Redcloud Peak 14,034'|
San Juan range
|Torreys Peak 14,267'|