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  1. Runner's World

    MILES AGAINST DIP July 27 - Aug 19: 172.75 MAD ...........................9,585.50 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Yo! Things are still crazy. I have been able to get some good training runs in the last few weeks. Last Saturday I tripped on the trail and my water bottle bashed my ribs and I think I bruised a rib. Been painful for a week. Went for a run this morning and I ended up wiping out two more times. Now my elbow, knee, and toe are fooked. I am a hot mess! My pace per mile and my legs have been feeling really good though. I think my plant based diet has something to do with it?? Looks like our house sale is officially a done deal. We have to move out before I go to Oregon. Its going to be a crazy few weeks. Just wanted to check in. Hope ya'll are doing well. Cheers! Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP May 24 - July 26: 288.25 MAD ...........................9,412.75 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Ahoy mates! I have finally found a window of opportunity to post up in here. I assure you my absence has not been intentional. My 60+ hour work weeks ended at the beginning of July. The last few months we have been fixing up our house to put on the market. It has really consumed a lot of my life. We got a full price offer from the first people to look at it. After the inspection and re-negotiation then we might be moving in the month of August which should be my heaviest training month. I have only had two training weeks of 50+ miles and it's making me really nervous for my 100 mile race in Oregon in Sept. I have never been this undertrained going into a 100 miler. On vacation with my family in the smoky mountains this week and decided to try and catch up on some stuff including posting in here. This group means a lot to me and I feel like I have been ignoring it along with a lot of other aspects of my life. I do not like being this busy. I will be excited in the fall when everything slows down a bit. Hope everyone is doing well. Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP April 23 - May 23: 44.50 MAD ...........................9,124.50 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 06:17:17: Mohican Marathon: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Managed to get 3 miles yesterday and 4.5 miles today. Will have to see how the ballz are doing in the morning. I just want to go full speed right now but I am taking it easy. It's hard taking time off especially when your 100 mile race is only 18 weeks away! Whats everyone got planned for memorial weekend? Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP I am still alive brothers! Had a vasectomy at the end of April. Recovery was going well and I started running again after a week. Then I got an infection and it screwed me up bad. I have only hiked three miles in the last week and a half. Slowly improving. I am hoping to get out there soon. I have a damn 100 miler coming up in Sept.!! Damnit!!! Also, still working 60+ hours a week and it's straight up killing my work life balance. Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP April 02 - April 22: 57.50 MAD ...........................9,080.00 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 06:17:17: Mohican Marathon: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Well, my absence from posting has been worse and worse. These 60 hour work weeks have been crushing my soul. I have not really been able to run during the week. I was supposed to start my official training plan for mountain lakes 100 this week but I put up a big fat 0 miles. Then yesterday I got my nuts snipped so that is going to put me out for another week or two but one good thing is I am able to post up in here and say hey! I did manage to finish the 50K two weeks ago. I started out way to fast because I was hanging with some good friends who are much faster than me. About mile 10 I realized that was a super big mistake and a rookie mistake at that. I slogged through the rest of the 5,600 feet of climbing and managed to finish and get my vegan pizza and beer. I love those moments, the first few hours after finishing where your beat up but you feel like you have earned the beer and food. Anyway, I hope ya'll are doing well. The weather is changing here and the grass has started to grow. Not really sure where I am going to find two hours a week to mow my yard but I will have to figure it out. Cheers. Mohican 100 Race Report
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    Not this year, but perhaps this could be one the gang could get together to do. I may not pursue the 50 states, but if we could run together in your home state, with Tiger on the bayou, Michigan with Farley, in Minnesota with Chill and up here on Prince of Wales Island, that would be pretty darn awesome in my book. I think we should make it a goal! A meetup with you guys would be awesome. I am open to pretty much anything if we can plan far enough in advance. Running + beer + M.A.D. running brothers = one hell of an awesome time.
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    I will look into that WFPBD and see what I can incorporate. My issue in rural SE Alaska is availability of items and my dependence on deer and seafood. I would find it so hard to give that stuff up as it is very important to me and harvesting is one of my biggest stress relievers. That's understandable. I didn't even think about your location and I imagine you have to pay a premium for produce if it's even available at the store. Hunting waterfowl use to be a passion of mine. I totally get it. Also, I don't want you guys to think I am pushing any form of eating or work out routines etc... that's just not my style. I just like to share what works for me. If you have any questions about anything let me know. I can direct you to some good info. Cheers!
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    MILES AGAINST DIP March 20 - April 01: 41.00 MAD ...........................9,022.50 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: 04.30.17: Trail Marathon Weekend 50K: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Yo fellas! Still working crazy hours and sneaking in a run here and there. Last Sunday I got out for a 25 miler on the poto. Got caught in some serious rain for the last 10 miles or so. It was 40 degrees and cold rain, I was soaked and cold but just happy to be out on the trails. The ankle held up pretty good and I was happy about that. I was worried that I would roll it again so I was in constant vigilance for my whole run. I ran 5 on Tuesday and was still pretty sore and recovering from the 25 miler. I ran again on Thursday and the legs were not as heavy and I felt pretty good. Going to put in a few miles today and try to get out to Pontiac Lake tomorrow for a 10 miler. One week from today is my FPR volunteers 50K. 5,600 feet of elevation gain is ready to kick my ass. Nothing like doing all the training within a month of the race! My official training for Mountain Lakes 100 starts on April 17th. I will only get a few days of training in before I have another setback for at least a week. I will explain that later. Stick, hope you start feeling better. I have been eating a whole foods plant based diet for 98% of the last 6 or 7 weeks. I have taken at least a minute per mile pace off my regular running pace. I did my 25 miler on Sunday, relatively undertrained, and I kept my overall pace below 13 minute miles which is really good for me, especially since it was on trails. This stuff is no fluke guys. I am not trying to push anything on you but if your not feeling good or unable to lose weight then maybe just give it a shot for two or three weeks and see what happens. Cheers guys! Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Feb 21 - March 19: 69.50 MAD ...........................8,981.50 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: 04.30.17: Trail Marathon Weekend 50K: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Just realized its been almost a month since I posted. Thats unacceptable! We had some major shit go down at work and I have been working 12-14 hour days. It's killing me and not going to let up for another six or seven weeks. My training for FPR 50K has been suffering. I did get out for an 18 miler last weekend and a 20 miler today. I rolled my ankle a mile into today's run and ended up finishing the 20 miles. I probably should of quit after my first loop of 10 miles but my stibborn self decided to finish the run. I could hardly work the gas pedal and brake on my way home from the trail it hurt so bad. It was swollen but could be worse. I am icing and eating tumeric powder. Hope this does not hold up my miles for too long. The race is in three weeks!! It seems like sickness and injuries have been going around in this group. Let's all get better so we can go out there and kick some nic bitch ass! ! Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Feb 17 - 20: 23.25 MAD ...........................8,912.00 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: 04.30.17: Trail Marathon Weekend 50K: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Got out for a 15 mile trail run on Saturday. I am definitely out of trail shape. My legs were hurting but my cardiovascular system felt insanely good and I think it's related to the cleanse. Jeff, I checked out the site and did not find to much on Adrenal Fatigue. There is a study that suggests consuming cocoa powder daily. Check it out: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/a-treatment-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/ There was a little info on adrenal gland but it sounds like not many thorough studies have been performed. Have you tried probiotics? Either pill form or drink Kambucha (fermented tea), eat Kimchi (fermented cabbage) or anything that is fermented. There was a study that suggests gut health can have an impact on the adrenal gland. One thing about trying new stuff..what have you got to lose?! I know what you mean about giving up eating game meat and fish etc.. Super tough for me as well. I am a food lover but when you start feeling good then you don't miss those things as much. Like I said, could not hurt just to give it three or four weeks and see what happens. I have heard countless numbers of athletes talk about their switch to plant based and how much of a positive impact it had on their lives. I think there is something to it but that's my opinion based on a bunch of things I have read and listened to. A lot of people make arguments the other way. Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Jan 29 - Feb 16: 61.75 MAD ...........................8,888.75 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: 04.30.17: Trail Marathon Weekend 50K: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Not sure whats going on with this site but the quote button has not been working for me. I just opened the quote in a new tab and it seemed to take. The last two weeks I have been on sort of a cleanse, no meat or dairy products, no processed sugar, and no alcohol. Not sure if it's placebo effect but honestly I feel amazing. My IBS has been acting up due to the beans and nuts etc.. but I have taken over a minute per mile pace off my runs. I thought it was a fluke at first because once in a great while I feel really awesome on a run and have a great pace. This time it has been consistent during my last 5 runs. I have been reading this book, "How Not To Die" by Dr. Michael Greger and it's some fascinating stuff. So important to eat clean and as much nutrient dense foods as possible. I heard about this guy on a few podcasts. He does an insane amount of research on all these scientific papers / studies and picks out the most plausible stuff to post to his website. He posts videos about every health topic known to man. If you don't want to watch the videos then you can click the read transcript link to just read instead. The website is https://nutritionfacts.org and I recommend checking it out and just looking through some of this stuff. The book is actually a summary of all his best research and also things that he deems important to incorporate into every day life. Anyhoo, Jeff, Alaska is defintely on my bucket list! What better reason to travel there then to run an ultra with you! Are you referring to 2018? If so, I will try my damnedest to make it happen. Would be awesome if a few more of you guys could make it as well! Cheers Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Jan 22 - 28: 22.00 MAD ...........................8,827.00 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: 04.30.17: Trail Marathon Weekend 50K: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Jess and I did the Michigan Adventure Race (Winter Edition) today out near Grand Rapids. It was an awesome experience. I guess I have been so stuck on trail running the last 6 years that I have not even tried anything else. I am glad she talked me into it. I learned how to use a map and compass, which is surprisingly easy and awesome! We were off trail for a lot of it trying to find the different flags / checkpoints. Went through a lot of thorns and up and over a lot of hills. Luckily temps dropped toward the end of the week so the ground was mostly frozen with a little layer of snow. It made for some fast moving in the adventure race. We had to do some challenges and even a rock climb tower with slippery footholds. I am going to write a blog post about this race and will let you know when it's done. Very exciting, I remember watching the Eco Challenge when I was in college and always thought it looked like a lot of fun. This was sort of along that theme but scaled down by a million times. We had three hours to find as many checkpoints and complete as many challenges as we could. We ended up completing them all and got back to the finish line with 3 minutes to spare! I think we probably covered about 5 miles overall. Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Jan 16 - 21: 24.75 MAD ...........................8,805.00 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: 04.30.17: Trail Marathon Weekend 50K: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Hit the trails at Pontiac Lake today. Weather has been in the mid 30's and low 40's this week with a lot of rain. I was hoping the ice would be melted off the trails but no such luck. The weather today has been extremely warm. I was in shorts and a long sleeve t shirt. GLad I had my ice trekkers for traction on the ice. I was at a group run and I was the only one with traction. Everyone else had a really rough time. I only went one short loop for 9.25 miles. No one else was going for a second loop. I could of physically because I felt good but I have had sinus issues all week and had some stomach issues this morning when waking up so I did want to push it. I will try to get a road run in tomorrow morning and check out my new headphones. Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Jan 12 - 14: 4.00 + 16.25 MAD ...........................8,780.25 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: 04.30.17: Trail Marathon Weekend 50K: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Had a great time at the Resolution trail run today. Seen some friends and the trail conditions were as good as they could be this time of year. A little bit of ice here and there but other than that it was dry frozen ground. 20 degrees at the start and about 28 degrees at the finish. Chilly but pleasant. I did not exactly have a banner day. I went out to fast. Had to take a crap during the race. Legs seemed very heavy today. I managed to get 6 laps and also added 1.2 miles by going off course twice to find the heated shitter. 16.25 miles total, not to bad considering. Had some lunch and a beer with a few friends from Toledo. It was a good day. Hope ya'll are having a nice weekend. Mohican 100 Race Report
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