Once a source of "Not all you want to know about Texas Adventure Racing," but now just some "leisure" adventure through the eyes of "The K-SPoT"

Friday, August 31, 2007

Labor Day Weekend Training

Anyone in the vicinity on Monday can join us. Here's our plan:

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Now that's a Labor Day Weekend!

RTNX: The Race That Keeps on Giving

So, its been over two months since the start of RTNX and still we are getting new reports and videos and most crazy of all, more detailed explanations of the ranking. Can't say that they weren't thorough! :) Weird thing I noticed is that SART withdrew but still ranked above us...but I think that is because of the caveat of them advancing further than us before requiring assistance. For more "memories" of the race, follow this link (my blog is listed--yay!):

Raid the North Extreme Memories

And, yes, another video is out there. This one looks to be from Racing with Giants:

Ahhh, I miss those moss-covered trees already...ok, maybe not!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

HR Elevation Due To Infection?

So I've always wondered if sickness, like colds, etc could affect your conditioning and your perceived effort. Well, it looks like I have one data point that supports this notion. I read somewhere that any kind of URT infection can affect your heart rate and it seems to be the case with my eye infection...look at the graph below:

Both logs are LSD runs. They are of similar distance. The red line represents a run pre-infection and the blue line represents a run during infection. As you can see, right off the bat, I have a noticeably elevated heartrate for the during-infection run while the pace is pretty much the same. I should note, the runs were done at similar times of the day with similar weather conditions. My perceived exertion was pegged early and it caused me to slow down considerably somewhere in the middle of the run. In contrast, the run pre-infection, I felt relaxed almost throughout the whole run, except for the end where I did a tempo acceleration. Anyway, I just thought it was really interesting to see how different my heartrates were and how that affected my runs. Comments?

Friday, August 24, 2007

This is How My Week Went

look away, im hideous!

Friggin infections...I thought training was supposed to help your immune system?!

So I got a viral infection in my eye, putting me out of commission for most of the week. Ugh, so I had to bail out of the 24hr this coming weekend. Good times.

I should be able to catch up on blogging this weekend...since I'm not racing.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Couple of Cool Links I Found

First, look at the Primal Quest website...particularly, who is Team #81? Oh yah!

Primal Quest 2008 Teams

Next, check out the US Orienteering Federation site...need some navigation tutorial?

USOF Certified Coaches

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pimp Navigator Gear

Okay, so obviously some people have more time than I do...

Kiss the compass...now only question: where can I buy this thing?!?

Trick Magnet Farrow

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Three More Vids from RTNX 07

Here are some videos courtesy of HellyHansen/MOMAR, all of which are filmed just before or after bagging a peak: