Showing posts from 2021

On the trail 🏔️🏃‍♂️... picture taken from Hidden Valley Regional Park - Mount Rose - above the fog!

  Strava run: Streak Day: 5,191 Miles: 6.22 Elevation gain: 1,548 feet Time: 1h 42m. Conditions: Mostly in the dark; snow, ice, and frozen trail.

Running Streak and 2021 Strava Statistics

  Daily running streak since 10/06/2007 total miles: 30,503.00/5185 (RSD)= 5.88 daily miles run on average. 2021 Strava Statistics to 12/15/2021: Total runs:          385 Time:                    652h 37m Distance:              2803 miles Elev Gain:             655,515 feet 176th on Active Streak List @ This journey has been a miracle for me... time to connect with nature and myself. ⛰️🏃‍♂️👊🙌😎

Lessons learned after reflection in yesterdays Run With Rudolph Trail Run - 8 plus miler.

1) Pacing at the start was one of my best effort’s. A group of runners started fast, and I focused on acclimating to a faster pace first, and then started the process of passing fading runners. 2) I was working hard, and I felt I could sustain the pace about 20 to 30 minutes in, which gave me confidence to keep pushing my pace. 3) After climbing, my transition to downhill running felt controlled, which was one of my goals. 4) This all changed when I took a wrong turn. Once I discovered my error, my first reaction was to comfortably cruise in. Thankfully, I decided to go into “crush it” mode (3 C’s - comfortable, controlled, crush it). 5) Fortunately I was able to maintain a decent pace, and was staying ahead of runners I passed for the second time. 6) After pushing the final climb, I was running at full speed to the finish line, partly because I could hear runners behind me, and my desire to finish strong. 7). My primary take away is to show up earlier on race day, and scout the course

Rules I follow to keep my daily running streak active.

  My rules for running every day (at least one mile). 1. Take stride mechanics seriously. 1a. Athletic posture, and hip to glutes focus. 1b. Feet are your foundation. 1c. Always find new ways to run injury free. 2. After hard days, make sure you have moderate, and easy effort days. 3. Obtain appropriate sleep, and rest so your body can properly recover. 4. Take advantage of the minimum mile run. I’m not a fan of changing the minimum to a higher number. If your sick or have an injury you can run through, run an easy mile (no watch). 5. Utilize sustainable, and healthy food choices. 5a. Consistent hydration. 6. Make it easy to get out of the door daily. 7. Iterate. Note: Running daily is obviously an unusual goal. It’s definitely not for everyone. My reason for starting a consecutive daily running streak was to have a positive physical outlet, and I enjoyed running as a child. Any type of movement streak can be fun! Be creative and design a routine that serves you. I hope this post is he

Good Fitness Habits Reduce Your Medical Costs As You Age.

It may seem like common sense. The reality is that unless you make exercise and eating a balanced diet a regular habit you won't see the long term benefits.  We become a combination of our good, and bad habits as we age. Once we commit to a healthy fitness and dietary regimen over an extended period of time (let's say one year as a starting point), then that is when you will start reaping the benefits. So, go for a walk, run, or jog. Join a gym or create your personal home gym. I read the book: "You are your own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises" by Mark Lauren, and I found it helpful. It is my hope that you either continue your current fitness plan or you start a new movement plan today!

On the trail, steep downhill mountain trail running tips. By Kevin Brunson, mountain trail runner, resides in Reno Nevada.

 Some quick tips for running down steep, rocky, and unstable mountain trails: Always focus your eyes on the next step (footing). Try shortening your stride and focusing on short quick steps. Attempt to keep your body position facing down the hill. Utilize a side to side step stride rhythm when running down slick terrain. Practice these skills by starting on moderately steep trails, and increasing the grade as you gain expertise. Invest in some mountain trail running shoes that support your trail running goals. I am hopeful that these tips will be of help to you on your mountain trail running journey. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

One of the least discussed benefits of mountain trail running is proprioception.

Proprioception is a noun (Physiology): perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position on one's body. I started researching proprioception, after reading an article regarding the physiological benefits gained by the activity of mountain trail running. I've have an active daily running streak, that started on October 6th, 2007. Running every day has allowed me the opportunity to invest a lot of time and energy into perfecting my stride mechanics. My running style is unique to me. However, because I run everyday it has been important to repeat movements that allow me to run injury free. What's interesting about mountain trail running is that I have taken more falls in the last year, then at any other time during by almost 14 years running streak. What is interesting is I have learned to fall without serious injury by constantly focusing on the best possible foot placement. Plus in trail running there is normally a grade involved, and I'm running on dir

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