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Ultra Training Update #1

New Year!

Ultra Running Training Update

Total distance 36.6mi
Total duration 07:39:00
Average pace 12:32min/mi

Cold weather, cold showers, body composition changes, and a cold.

Progress, perhaps not exactly at the level I want, but on every front i’m making progress. Re-wiring routines to influence behavior is a prococess. Often I read and see advice and motivational videos say do “X” get “Y” Results – this always misses the key compenent that underlies the process and is consequently where people experience the most failure in changing habits, diets, routines, and ultimately behavior. Between the path of x and y is a repeating cycle of will/intent vs old behavior it is a cycle because everyday these two balance themselves. If our continued intent is strong enough we override that old pattern and begin laying the foundation for a new pattern. Some days we slip, but when we slip something interesting happens – it doesn’t wash away all that previous work and intent. Instead, studies show, that it is more of a self-contained map that retains this intent and effort, and with each success and failure we add to the map until it becomes as easy or easier to navigate than our previous map it becomes our go-to pattern. The old map doesn’t disappear, but it is less and less easy to read as all of the new experiences we have are now more tied to the new map. Yet every now and them we find ourselves existing in an old cycles, reading olds maps, perhaps for nostalgia, perhaps a response to something unexpected that our new map doesn’t have a legend for. These trips down literal memory lanes lasts much shorter, but are important reflection points. It is basically a crossroads between the maps, and when you re-affirm your intent to utilize and expand the new map our brains now say -“Ok, new map it is!” – until the next junction, and next, and next, and for some behaviors that have been with us for long periods of time this can happen for years.

Sometimes, I find it helpful to compare this to programming as via our choices we are directly programming not only our experience, but our response to that experience – this programming loop of cause and effect is recorded in our memory. As the choice loop continues to run the equation of choice changes because it is the sum of experience weighed against intent and balanced by the potentiality of that reality.

All that is a fancy way of me saying I haven’t ran this week. 🙂 a slight cold didn’t help. Like tuning a radio station – you get that slight bit of feedback before you find that resonance.

However, I have made a lot of progress on a lot of other important fronts – poco y poco – little by little.

If I can climb these other supporting mountains of change in my life I know the running will be that much easier journey.

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Running Man Episode: 0

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Once upon a time in days long past I made a webcomic – before a meme was a meme, stumbleupon was all the rage, and before the fall of digg. Something I always loved, so Running Man is a webcomic that will loosely follow my experiences in running and life as I re-ignite that old love, no schedule as of yet.  

COMING SOON!

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Ultra Training Update #1

New Year! Ultra Running Training Update Cold weather, cold showers, body composition changes, and a cold. Progress, perhaps not exactly at the level I want,

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Patreon

Patreon is a great way for me to fund this entire adventure from gear to race buy ins and maybe even a smidge for my time – join the party for as little as $1 a month and be a part of the journey!

Sweatcoin

Sweatcoin is an awesome concept of a crypto-currency based system that rewards your to move around! Get paid to walk & run, get special offers for your hard earned sweatcoins!

Youtube

I just started up a youtube channel to document this adventure. It is more than just another running story and encompasses the larger adventure that is the past 12 years of my life culminating into now. 

No Absolutes

The philosophy that is inspiring this journey, check out the preview my clocking button! This is my first book and is self published you can order on this site or amazon! 

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Ultra Training Week #1 2020

24 Miles

Ultra Training Update - Week

Total distance 36.6mi
Total duration 07:39:00
Average pace 12:32min/mi

It has been a great week for running in Colorado, nothing but sunshine where I am at, if not a bit windy, but I’ve managed to get 24 miles in the first week out. My knee seems stronger with each run as I focus more and more on mechanics. The week felt pretty great – it was nice to be back to running! I’m chiseling away at all of the multitude of pieces – the miles, the cold, the nutrition, the fasting, cross training, and all the technical pieces to eventual make videos and a podcast.

In older days this was called the path of initiation. Where a student, who remains a student forever, moves on from years and years of study, contemplation, and back burner experimentation into a full on practice of what was discovered turning that knowledge into practice and into wisdom. Having spent everyday in study for the past 15+ years I now find myself at this vaguely familiar point. Where the rubber meets the road… in this case the rubber of my shoe 🙂

So why do all of this?

I could perform some wordsmithing to eloquently capture the wonderment of adventure, the hope of a dream, the curiosity of an explorer, or the plan of a businessman and in part, they would all hold a portion of the whole. Yet in the middle of that there exists something else. The journey of my life hasn’t been entirely typical. Saving the backstory for another time I’ve had a series of experiences in life that have influenced which path I take with seemingly no rhyme or reason – until recently. After 15 dedicated years to this lifestyle I found a thread that the more I pull on the more I see it connects all of these events. Leading me to here, running in 2020.

I ‘know’ why, I ‘know’ where it is going, and am happy to be on the ride. Happy you’re here too, thanks for reading!

Want to run along?

Patreon

Patreon is a great way for me to fund this entire adventure from gear to race buy ins and maybe even a smidge for my time – join the party for as little as $1 a month and be a part of the journey!

Sweatcoin

Sweatcoin is an awesome concept of a crypto-currency based system that rewards your to move around! Get paid to walk & run, get special offers for your hard earned sweatcoins!

Youtube

I just started up a youtube channel to document this adventure. It is more than just another running story and encompasses the larger adventure that is the past 12 years of my life culminating into now. 

No Absolutes

The philosophy that is inspiring this journey, check out the preview my clocking button! This is my first book and is self published you can order on this site or amazon!