Spent the day in Squamish at Alice Lake, so I was able to slip away for a quick training run on the Squamish 50k course including an ascent of Galactic Scheisse.
Josh and I have been wanting to get out on an adventure where I run and he bikes for a few weeks now. Today was the first day of vacation for me and the perfect time to do it!
Nipple Chafing, also known as Runner's Nipple or Jogger's Nipple, sucks. If this is something you've suffered from in the past, you already know that. The fact that you're reading this article right now suggests that it might be an ongoing issue for you. Whatever your reason for being here, you'll be happy to know that nipple chafing is easily cured and just as easily preventable.
Buckin' Hell is getting closer! In fact, it's just a few days away now and I am getting in my final, easy taper runs before the main event. Tonight saw me run around Rice Lake on an easy, sub-10k route to get the blood flowing.
As part of my tapering week, I decided to go for a little jaunt up the Grouse Grind. Nothing too difficult, just a nice easy climb to open up the legs and lungs in preparation for Saturday's race.
I ended this week with a big climbing day on Grouse Mountain which included two ascents of the Grouse Grind. I tried a couple of new trails on the way home and ran into a large black bear on the Baden Powell Trail.
After a big climb and descent yesterday, this route was the perfect test for my legs and a step closer to being ready for Buckin' Hell the weekend after next. Didn't feel at my best, but pushed through and finished the evening strongly.
A nice run up Lynn Peak today. Didn't want to go and made excuses for not doing all morning, but then after forcing myself out the door I PB'd on both the ascent and descent! Just goes to show people...
After a long run on the road yesterday, I decided to take another day off to try and shake some of the niggles in my legs. Next week is a big week as I do my final preparations for Buckin' Hell, which is now just two weeks away. It's gonna be a week [...]
On a hot day with a long run of 30k planned, what better thing to do than stopping off at the Seymour River and go for a dip in the glacial meltwater! Well, that's what I did today with Juli Ann riding alongside on her bike!