Not a bad way to start my Saturday.
How does everyone break in their shoes? Walk in them for a few days? Or Unbox, lace up and run the hell out of them? I choose the latter. Aint nobody got time to break in shoes slowly. I gotta say, the @altrarunning Lone Peak 4 are absolutely amazing. Great grip and amazing feel as usual. Just an overall awesome shoe! Put in 13 easy miles in them without issue. Cant wait to rack up some serious miles on these bad boys!! #altrarunning #trailrunning #newshoes #muddyshoes #breakinperiod #runnerslegs #muddymorning
#Repost @davidgoggins (@get_repost) ・・・ It’s very easy to neglect to train the most important thing- the mind! During practice tests & training runs, etc., there is one big element that is missing- the pressure. Pressure results in a shit ton of feelings including anxiety, self-doubt, overthinking, panic, etc. Imagine this- you are in a championship basketball game and you are down by 2 and you get fouled with no time on the clock. It’s an away game and you are at the free throw line by yourself. You have shot and practiced thousands of free throws and yet it feels completely foreign when you step up to the line- as if you have never shot a free throw before. It’s that very feeling that causes us not to be able to rely on all of that training we put in. It is important to train for the knowns and unknowns (invent unknowns). You have to train for the worst-case scenario. Your body doesn’t fuel your mind so while you may be physically ready, your body will only do what the mind is capable of. A lot of us study our asses off in preparation for the SATs or LSATs, etc. We know the shit front to back but the second they put the test in front of us, we start sweating and the mind goes blank. We feel unprepared - as if we have never studied. You sit there thinking you have taken tons of practice tests and aced them all. How the fuck did I forget everything??? We have to prepare our mind for the stresses that competition is going to cause us to feel. Your heart rate is going to go up, you are going to sweat more, you will tire more quickly than you did in training, etc. The best techniques to train the mind include training in a way that shocks your mind. If you are training for a race that starts at 6am, try training at 2am with no sleep (a lot of you may think this is stupid but how many of you actually have a good sleep the night before a race?). If you have test anxiety, take the prep tests with less time than you will have on actual test day. Stress your mind during training or it will never grow. Training alone is not enough. During training, you must find a way to give your mind no way out so when the hard times come during the race or test, your brain is con
Windy run after work. The first 8 miles was a strong headwind. Had a fuckit moment where my initial turn would have been that added 5 miles. Figured if im gonna be running the @eugenemarathon at the end of the month I gotta start pushing my distance. Felt surprisingly good towards the end and could have defenitely kept the pace up for another 9 miles if I had both time and nutrition. I love the feeling of being able to put in this kind of distance and not cringe at the thought of it, or feel like i got trampled by an elephant the following day. The hard work is definitely paying off. #runner #marathontraining #firstmarathon #trainhard #windtunnelrunning #cameronhanesinspired #keephammering
Took a break in my drive to see why @cameronrhanes is always running on @mountpisgaharboretum . Well, now i know. It was nice to get out of the car and get my blood pumping on the mountain. Also had a chance to stop into @thebowrack and chat up @wayneendicott1354 a bit. Thanks again for getting me hooked up with my new @rinehart_targets target and some new arrows. Also, thanks for letting me keep my bow there while i went to get my run in. Amazing shop and super friendly service. #keephammering #trailrunning #archery
Yesterday was a rough day. Had to leave the fam after being home for a few days. I had such a great visit with @msolive31512 and the boys. Heres a pic i snapped of Owen pulling Lucas while walking Jackson to school. These guys are growing so dast. Its crazy. Ill miss you crazy dudes and my lady babe. Ill be home soon. #ididntchoosethebabelife #thebabelifechoseme #weduh #usduh #mylittledudes #cutenessoverload
If anyone needs a little running inspiration, heres 38 minutes of it. @courtneydauwalter is defenitely a one of a kind competitor and a badass. Makes me feel like going out for another run almost. #gottasteupmygame #Repost @courtneydauwalter (@get_repost) ・・・ 🎬 Tahoe 200 film dropping in one week! @dreamlensmedia was there to capture all the action, massive views and plenty of suffering. 😅 Check back here on April 2 for the full film - I’ll save you a front row seat. 😉🥳 #deweytoit ••• #tahoe200 #toesocksornosocks #stingorbeestung #squirrelsnutbutter #timetoplay #stepintosuperfeet #gotailwind #willsweatforbeer