Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Thinking big

"If you're training, you're ascending." Trail Slammer, in his latest 100 mile ultrarunning podcast 

Here's a guy who's going for the 2010 ultrarunning grand slam.  The website defines this feat: "The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning award is recognition for those who complete four of the oldest 100 mile trail runs in the U.S. The "Slam" consists of officially finishing the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run all in the same year. The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Award was established in 1986, when Tom Green was the first finisher."

Trail slammer posits that as athletes, we're constantly growing and improving and climbing to another level.  I'd buy onto that theory, so let's get better each day.

"Riding here (in the NC mountains) is different.  You have to take some time to wrap your brain around it." Jamie, Eastside Rambler ride leader for last night's loop off the parkway.

Every ride here is hard, and different that anything I knew in Florida.  I remember club rides where there were conflicts and complaints if the group accelerated to 17-18 mph when it was a posted 16 mph ride.  With my new crew, you ride until you want to regurgitate dinner and hope that you can keep the last rider in site, so you'll know where the next turn will be.  Thirty miles here is a ton.  I need to get my brain wrapped around that.

Heard a great podcast today on Ben Greenfield.  Medical doctor was talking about deficiencies and supplements needed...he recommended this vitamin/detox's expensive but I'm thinking about giving it a try...

Any of you out there have opinions on how much supplementation is necessary? Drop a comment, I'd like to discuss.

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