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I agree there is more fun to be had with the focus on the trail instead of the stats... 2009 was an oddity for me, with the trails goals accidently clocking up the elevation. Those harder workouts are fun, though. I hope to return to that style of training in 2012 and see if it might be possible to crack the 1m level.jhodlof wrote:I'm going to try to be less elevation obsessed. Not that I planned on being so during the last 2 years, but I would like to do what I do and not care if I break 200,000 feet in 2010. I might and I might not, but I should try to enjoy the ride more and care about the totals less. Besides, I don't think I'll ever beet imike, so why bother
Oddly, it is less an issue of time than of motivation... over the years as I have trained ultra-endurance athletes in various disciplines it has always come up that the reason the individuals do so well is that they put in so many hours training, and that is true, sort of... the underlying motivation that allows them to show up day in and day out to clock those hours is the true measure and reason for their accomplishments. Recently, thinking about clocking that one million feet of elevation in 2012 I sat down and charted out what my days might look like if I did decide to vest such a year. Oddly enough, I could log a simple five hour training day (4am 'till 9am) for three days, with every fourth day off... and manage to accumulate the million feet over the course of a year's time. The five hour effort would be relatively easy, and allow for a full time work schedule... but the real question I'd have to ask myself would be about motivation. Don't really have that answer right now, but 2012 is a few years away...jhodlof wrote:All in jest Mike. It must be nice to have the time to top 500,000 feet.
It is YOU who shall have to join US...writelots wrote:To get some of you lame HikeAZ types to join me on a hike (no offense to the one or two smart folks who've ponied up)...
You're more than welcome to tag along on one of the two I've got brewing.hippiepunkpirate wrote:a trip to Southern Utah
Thanks! I'd love to. However, I haven't yet been able to make the jump into backpacking (another goal I could add!). Most likely I'll get up there in May like I did this year, just after school gets out.PageRob wrote:You're more than welcome to tag along on one of the two I've got brewing.