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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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Run Log 1/13/2020

Distance3.00 mi
Duration 00:35:00
Pace11:39 min/mi

Run Log 1/13/2020

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#MondayMotivation – We work in cycles, we program our routines into patterns, and patterns into behaviors – interruptions to these cycles is how we change them – like how a rivers course alters over time. 

Today was a tired day and I took one circuit at a pretty strong clip and decided to call it and push hard home. So, a bit over 3 miles and 400+ ft of elevation gain, which is mostly steep verticals and ends with a run up a final hill. 

Cold is becoming less cold and I enjoy that progress and I did feel the strength return to my legs today as things felt a bit easier all around and no pain to be had. I question if i’ll be able to get to a 50 mile distance  by end of July. Time will tell!

This site has been going through a lot of changes and will continue to as 2020 rolls out. I’m bringing a lot of interesting entertaining, and hopefully thought provoking content and this will be my hub! 

On the fun side of things I have turned myself into a stick figure and will live the comic life in the form of RunningMan! Thanks for reading – check back soon!

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Total Miles in:

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

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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! 

Run Log 1/11/2020

Distance6.00 mi
Duration 01:12:00
Pace12:00 min/mi

Run Log 1/11/2020

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#SaturdayMotivation – Seek Balance. The most beautiful, wondrous, and awe inspiring spectacles of reality are a product of balance. #NoAbsolutes

The cold is becoming my casual acquaintance – I wouldn’t quite say we’re good buddies quite yet, but I could see it going somewhere ;). The circuit felt great today. I have a weird ping pong in my weariness when i’m training harder. One day the legs, muscles, and core seem to be like lead, the next day the legs are cruising along while i’m sucking wind wondering why its so much harder to breathe today. back and forth. Something  i’ll figure out over the next while. 

Balance is a central (hehe) focus of not just my book but my life philosophy as well and it is through that balance and constantly seeking it, that I have found much peace and joy in life. It is the difference between riding down a mountain or wave, and having a less than glamorous descent or near drowning. 

Total Miles in:

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

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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!