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Every day is a choice. I've been in quite the mental funk lately. Not being able to run is taking its toll. I chose, in that funk, to not do any riding for the past few days. It was not a fun spot to be- i just couldnt get myself to do it. But today, i made a choice to get out and prove to myself that even though i cant run, i am still an athlete, and still capable of pushing limits. I pedaled from home, right on the edge of the mountains, all the way up to 14,150ft at Mt. Evans for a 100 mile ride. It was damn tough in spots. I've got a lot of excuses i could have made to turn around, but knew i had to finish what i started. The sweet summit took 6:45 to reach. That was the best ive felt since my break, and im so grateful to still be able to ride. Coming down Mt. Evans road was hellish with all the cracks in the road. My hands were taking so much vibration that they felt rigor-mortis, plus electric. Basically, i could not make them un-grip - like a severe cramp. After that passed, it was smooth downhills to make it a 10 hour day. #LeaveYourExcuses #Century ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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How do you battle the heat this time of year? As 330am wakeups become the norm, i wanted to share my tactics for training for and running in the heat. Arguably, it can be more beneficial than altitude training for your endurance when done right. Yes, it can suck for the first couple of weeks, but after that, you feel amazing! Check out my bio for a link! Shown: Bear Mtn, Sedona, AZ. Big shoutout to @ultimatedirectionusa for the hydration with this PB4.0 adventure vest! ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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What places make you stop in your tracks with inspiration? One of the main reasons I love to run is to get inspired. At the bottom of Grand Canyon, I was reminded of the importance of persistance. Persistant forces carved the landscape. In the same way, we can build ourselves through persistent movement, goal setting, and never settling for average. Those goals are a journey with many routes to take to reach. Chasing that journey offers growth, and it is what excites me to get out the door. ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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Arizona had one of the driest winters ever this year, and the guy who told us this mentioned it may be due to the super low relative humidity. I'm no meteorologist, but on Humphrey's Peak- shown- it made sense. This tallest point in the state is also a ski area. While i was up there, dressed as shown, it started to snow. The air was so dry that nothing got wet when the snow landed. I stayed the perfect temperature all day despite the sporadic weather, and there was almost no snowpack to be found. ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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We couldnt decide where to run on Sunday morning. There were soooo many places for "Best Hikes in Sedona". But, we were camped about a mile from Bear Mountain, shown. It's not on blogs. Or TripAdvisor. It was awesome though. Not shown: a canyon of red rock just off to the right. And left. Annnddd to my forward. Forget the tourist traps. Make your own adventure. ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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All things considered, the Grand Canyon was a success. @kkroo917 and I arrived thursday night, stoked to the max, to attempt R2R2R. 4am on Friday, we began a helluvan adventure, descending nearly a vertical mile down Bright Angel trail. After passing numerous waterfalls, streams, and panoramic views, we arrived to the Colorado River just in time for proper sunlight. After refilling water at Phantom Ranch, we ran strong through The Box, being mindful of places to stop for stream water on the return, where we anticipated 110+ degree temps. The Box opened up into the ascent of North Kaibab trail, where we began to deal with not only the full color of the Canyon, but the full sunlight of the desert. Mile after mile of slogging, the distracting, awe inspiring views were met with a subtle reminder that inattention would lead to thousand-foot falls, just a step off our side. We were constantly in check with our hydration and caloric intake, and moving well. Despite it all, @kkroo917 's recent badassery at Boston + Collegiate Peaks PR was catching up, leading to nausea, exhaustion, and hot-chills up near the north rim... and the Canyon is a feat of its own type. After successfully topping out on a 14 mile climb that lasted forever, we rested ourselves, took inventory of nutrition, and physical and mental capacity. Though confident we could both pull off the double crossing, the underlying question became "at what cost". We erred on the side of caution and "live to run another day" and took a shuttle back to the south rim, reminiscing on all we had seen in those 27 miles. Of course, it only took about a minute for @kkroo917 to start talking about coming back to give it another go. Yeah. We'll be back. There's no stopping that. ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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Running is where perspective is found. It is where i can take all my thoughts and evaluate them honestly. There are always going to be tasks that are more difficult or easier than this moment. There will always be somebody who is better than you at any given thing. There are things we have and cannot have, and places we can be and not be. Put it all together though, and *this moment* is all we have, and all that is real.
We can push a little harder, and be a little better. We can slow down, and take in the calm. We can breathe a bit deeper and gather our thoughts and ideas. When i am running running, i am reminded of all of this, and in that stride, all is right. ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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Last day of the year @keystone_resort and there was somewhere between 16-20 inches of fresh at the top, if im telling my most accurate skier lies. Endless Winter... i wouldnt mind if the days were always snorkeling while going downhill. You set the bar damn high on yourself, #coloRADo. ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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25 miles for my 25th birthday was a suucccessss!!! I woke my old butt up at 315am and guzzled copious volumes of coffee before heading out to my local favorite North Fork Trail to grind it out. I caught civil twilight at the halfway point, at the highest overlook of the Colorado Trail section 2. Its been a GOOD DAY. Now, I will stumble into work where i anticipate lots of pizza and oreos on my desk awaiting their destruction, and meetings ripe for the napping. Cheers! ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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Basically the view the whole time on today's jaunt from Golden, CO to the ridiculously awesome buffalo herd in Evergreen, via Beaver Brook trail. 4500 feet of gainz in 22 miles on the ridges above Clear Creek Canyon! Check out my story for more deets. I stopped at the grocery store on the way home and accidentally bought a peach pie, pizza, and jar of nutella. Most of which have mysteriously disappeared.
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This weekend i went to Salida, CO for this first time. I raced my first race of the year, Salida Run Through Time Marathon. I had 18 miles that were way faster than expected, holding 2nd place, and then vomited 7 (?) times before laying down with tingling numb extremities for about an hour and a half, dizzy and pale. True to character, the trail community selflessly did everything they could to get me up again. Racers who were right behind me stopped to offer water and salt, fruit gummies and electrolytes... all the above. Volunteers wrapped me in their Patagonia puffies while i lay in my puke, shivvering from the chilly wind at 9000 feet. When my time came to call it a day, they walked me down a wash for 3 miles, feeding me and giving me hydration until i got back to HQ for proper refueling and recovery. What im saying is, i am always amazed- unsurprisingly- by the trail community. Though i felt like hell (indigestion due to purposely unnormal fueling is the likely culprit) I wouldnt change a thing. Thanks for everything you are, trail fam. I wouldnt have it any other way.

Also, got hardcore addicted to garlic bread. Whatsup, butter n' parm n' carbs?

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Winding through the North Fork trail, one of the front ranges best kept secrets. This photo is going into a large burn area. Nearly all the trees in the visble background are charred black and barren, making for an interesting visual. ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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Next week on MTV's True Life: the secret lives of trail runners who go to the grocery store immediately after a long run, loaded down with mega-savings coupons, only to consume the entire haul within 48 hours. #RaceSeason #TheFeeding #ItWasOnBomberSaleTho ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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#tbt to the glorious days of summer where you wake up at 2:30am, unzip your tent and the campfire embers are still glowing, start up a mountain with 5 feet of headlamp light, still smelling like last night's (or this morning's) roasted marshmallows, and then, like everyday magic, that sun comes up and you only kindof can believe that places this awesome exist. -Long's Peak, just beneath the Keyhole- ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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Imagine race day. You are standing at the starting line with the sun coming up behind you. While the crowd around you chatters, you silently gaze upon the course, knowing that this is your moment. This is what you have trained for. You are ready for the journey ahead and you can feel it within you. Whether it is for a race, other big goal, or just for the love of running, I want to help you prepare to get to the starting line, and back to the finish, according to your goals. Lets chat. DM me or use the link in my bio to learn more. ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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I'm super proud of, and stoked for, @primal_flow [shown]. I've been coaching Josh for 4 months now. Josh came to me worried about overtraining himself by always hitting threshhold speeds every day. We found a plan to run smart, controlled, with rest, and still get faster... and he proves it every day. He just absolutely crushed a 25 mile working long run, with the ultimate goal of Zion 100 mile- and there is no doubt in my mind that he is going to write success all over that race. Way to go man! Can't wait to see what you can do! 💪💪💣👊 Are YOU looking for a coach? I want to help you go above and beyond what you think you can do, because I believe we all are infinitely capable. Let me know how i can help by DM or the link on my bio! ▪USATF Certified Coach▪
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