A few things to report quickly -
#1) a few days ago i posted a few of my training ideas on a forum at beginner triathlete - i wasn't sure what to expect but got quite a response (much of it predictably negative - fair enough - its a crazy idea that flies in the face of conventional wisdom). I learned a few bits of internet lingo - trolling, OP - and a ton about my own ideas simply because i had to articulate them, with great attention to detail, to a 'hostile' audience. Good discussion with critics is one of the best ways to flesh out your thoughts. One thing that i said which was challenged over and over again was my statement that i wasn't really genetically gifted. Most folks disagreed, claiming that i must be even to think i could run a boston qualifying marathon (BQ in triathlon-forum speak). Hmm - perhaps i 'understated' my own genetics. I guess i'll have to think harder about realistically how these old genes of mine measure up before ruffling feathers with these kinds of claims. After all (and i'm no exception), people like to think that folks that are doing things that they "can't" have some unfair advantage... anyway, for those who are interested - you can follow the thread here. Warning - its a bit long and could easily distract someone for an hour or so!
#2) i've received the go ahead from Breathe magazine - a canadian adventure rag - to write a piece for their march issue about training for serious endurance events (or 'some of the toughest events on the planet' as i wrote in my pitch) on 2 hours per week. I'm excited! now i just need to make sure to finish this race i'm about to do so there can be a cool 'editors note' in the sidebar: A few days after this article was written, the author put his training to the test in the Frozen Otter Ultra Trek, a 64 mile winter trail race - finishing in a time of 21 hrs and 42 minutes. In the five years the race has been held only 11 people have finished and the race boasts a success rate of only 6%.
I'll make sure not to mention that I had Grant carry my pack and tow me the last 25 miles.....
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