Running the north rim to the south rim of the Grand Canyon was one of the most extraordinary experiences in my trail running life! We started in sub freezing weather with snow on the ground at the north rim, and descended in rain, hail, light wind and cool weather. After turning a corner and seeing the fog give way to rusted reds and corals of the canyon rock, with a snow line so low in May, I gasped. The climb out up Bright Angel trail left me literally breathless because of the elevation, but the views of the canyon made me so joyful, I cried. Under better conditions, I would run the south to north rim, but decided against it for today, with 35 mph wind gusts and more snow and wet weather in today’s forecast. Thanks to @appgearco for the best base layer T-shirts for the changing weather conditions, cold to warm. That Alpaca fiber is magic, and carrying my Salomon s-lab hydration vest packed to the gills on top of that shirt was comfortable even when removing outer raingear. A Columbia bonded seam jacket kept the squalls from soaking me (that thunder was motivating to keep moving). I used a cheap poncho when the downpours were so heavy it was starting to soak my pants. Those are Nike thermal running tights I was wearing; it didn’t get warm long enough to break out that spare pair of shorts I packed in a dry bag, along with a change of dry socks and foot care items. When it comes to weather, weather wins unless you have the right gear. Speaking of which, what’s your favorite lightweight pants for wet weather trail running? I guess I am in need of some if I want more adventures! 🤣 #grandcanyon#r2r2r#trailrunning#doepicshit#iloverunning#runeverywhere#idohardthings#thatwashard#celiacrunner#foodallergies#allergicliving#ididnotdie#eatwell#golong
#timetrialtuesday somewhere along the Port Macquarie coastal road 🚴🏼♂️ I was always the guy that said I would never do a full ironman because I thought racing for those kind of hours was crazy🤪 well I was wrong!
After enjoying the big training days on the bike and always seeing improvement on my long runs I decided that maybe the full distance was not a bad idea. As I normally do I set myself an unrealistic goal of qualifying for Kona on my debut🤔
Finally! It is being recognised that drinking fruit juice is a not healthy option.
A study by three US universities has found that fruit juice is as dangerous to health as fizzy pop as it contains as much sugar.
Other options for drinks other than just plain water - fresh lime or lemon or fresh mint leaves to infuse your water, a tiny amount of fruit juice at the bottom of your glass or water bottle and top up with water (as you would with squash - though don't opt for squash as that is just chemicals and sugar or nasty sweeteners) or fruit teas chilled.
A little Comp Swing action. Finally starting to trust swing again, felt very good to get back on point in difficult heavy left/right crosswind conditions. Took my medicine and kept swing intensity around 90 % all day 🏌️♂️🐧💀. 📽 cred @johngriffingolf
Coming from climbing and mountaineering and more ‘traditional’ sadistic endeavours, I always thought you had to choose between riding your bike a lot and Real Adventure™️. Curve have always been the guys asking “Por que no los dos?” and helped me fall in love with the beautiful past time of strapping shit to a bike and riding a very long way.
It’s almost illegal how fun it is to throw a leg over this little titanium rocket and I promise she ain’t gonna look pretty by the time I’m done with her.
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30 minute solo break in today’s race, during Storm Hannah. Half an hour in the dark place, battling ferocious winds to build a 25s gap from bunch. Caught out on the penultimate lap when a rider bridged and put 5s on me. Only🥈in the end but happy with a strong ride. #firstloser 👌🏼