These guys came up to me as soon I stepped out of the car at the trailhead. They are likely strays looking for some food and attention, the former I had none of. I took off jogging with my headphones in, and when I stopped about 20 minutes later I turned around to see them still behind me! These guys followed me for 20 miles until finally succumbing to the heat and exhaustion, which was pretty amazing.
- Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Shoes
- Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Sport Watch
- Patagonia Fore Runner Vest 10L
- Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
- Under Armour Men’s UA Igniter 2.0 Sunglasses
- Icebreaker Men’s Strike Lite Shorts
- 2XU Compression Calf Guards
- Drymax Trail Run 1/4 Crew Socks w/ Turndown
- Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10 16.2 MP Waterproof Digital Camera
- CLIF SHOT Energy Gels
- Thermotabs Salt Tablets (electrolytes)
This song is 5 years old, but I was recently reminded of it when we were at Airfield Music Festival in Romania last month, and a local rapper came on stage singing this song. I got a good chuckle out of it, but the biggest laugh comes from reading the YouTube comments. In the words of one user, “this is a good song to scare upper class white neighborhoods”. Enjoy!
This was one of my best training weeks yet! Not only did I feel great throughout most of the 23-mi long run, but it was also my highest mileage week ever (topping last week’s 50 miles, which was my previous highest). I changed things up a bit and did two double-sessions (Tues/Thurs) of a 6mi run in the morning and then a 5mi run in the afternoon (on the treadmill on incline) instead of doing shorter mileages over the entire week. Not sure if I’ll keep this schedule or not, as it required a good amount of changing up my diet in order to keep my energy levels up. I’ll try it for at least a couple more weeks and see how it goes. 8 weeks from race day!
Until next week!
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Brandon Chase is a writer, endurance athlete, and guide based in Maine. He is a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and spent nearly a decade overseas serving at embassies in Egypt, Cyprus, and Pakistan.
Along with a 98-day thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, he has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the West Highland Way, fastpacked in the Himalayas, and trekked around New Zealand and South Africa. He also regularly competes in ultramarathons at the 50k, 50-mile, and 100-mile distances. He is a Lead Guide for Andrew Skurka Adventures and the New England Outdoor Center.