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Greg Hickman
Attended Collinsville High School
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Are there any trail runners out there who do strength training as part of their race training? If so, I'm interested to hear how often you do the strength training, what kind of volume you do and how you time it so it doesn't interfere with your runs - nothing worse than starting a run with your glutes already sore!
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I think I need to figure out how to time my workouts better. Right now I have a Thursday night strength session and a Saturday morning long run. I think I need more time after that strength session.
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16.5 beautiful wooded miles in Forest Park yesterday. Unfortunately, I was supposed to do 20, but once again my calves cramped up and stopped me. Regardless, it was a nice run and a perfect day on some fantastic trails!

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We're very lucky to have Forest Park and all it's trails (there are 70 or 80 miles of them) right in Portland! 
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Training Crap
I realized this weekend that I had “completed” the first
eight weeks of my 50k training and, well… It’s been pretty crappy. I haven’t been hitting
my long runs, not even close. I was supposed to do a 22 miler this weekend and
I struggled to make 15. My trai...
I realized this weekend that I had “completed” the first eight weeks of my 50k training and, well… It’s been pretty crappy. I haven’t been hitting my long runs, not even close. I was supposed to do a 22 miler this weekend and...
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+G.A. Smith Thanks! I suppose we have to adapt sometimes. Thankfully I think I still have time to get my training back under control. ☺
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I Can Touch My Toes!
I turned 44 last month. It was no big deal. I’m used to
being in my 40s. I like being in my 40s. I’m in better shape physically than I’ve
ever been. It’s amazing what a motivator middle age has been for me to get off
my ass and work on my fitness. I’ve been...
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Alright!  Never too late to move better, keep it up Greg.
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It was a particularly beautiful day today. The sun was out. Temperatures were nearing 60. But I had a crap run. I slept for nine hours and woke up feeling very tired. I forgot my Garmin, but I think my phone's Strava app is probably more accurate (based on my unsicentific testing, anyway). My first couple miles felt lethargic and the hills felt awful even though they weren't nearly as tough as the ones I ran a couple weeks ago. I ran out of energy a little after mile 15 and called it a day. Disappointing, but still, it's hard to feel bad about ANY run, even if I don't hit my target mileage. Eight miles in the queue for tomorrow!

#trailrunning   #forestpark   #portland  
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I'm considering a trail shoe with a higher heel to toe drop and more weight. I've had issues with calf strains for the past year and no amount of stretching, massage, etc. seems to be improving the situation significantly. Running hilly trails has made things a lot worse, and I've come to the conclusion that the only thing left to do is to change to a more non-minimal shoe. My Inov-8s are great trail runners, and I'm sorry to give up on them, but I don't know what else to try.

I'm considering a switch to the Brooks Cascadia 8s. The heel to toe drop is 8mm instead of the 3 in my Inov-8s, and the weight is 10.2 vs the 8.6 in the Inov-8s. I've had good experiences with the Brooks road shoes. Does anyone run in the Cascadias, and if so, any "gotchas?" Do they do well in the mud?
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Lol. Sounds like it. I did a 57K with 4K elevation gain and I never did 3K uphill training everyday. That's tough. Wow! 
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Trail Running  - 
 
Spring has come early to Portland! While much of the rest of US is blanketed in snow and below freezing temperatures, we're enjoying sunshine and 55 F! Perfect weather for running! Garmin was being fussy today - it rebooted itself three times! - and shorted me a mile, but I got about 16.5 miles and a couple thousand feet of elevation gain. A tough little run, and my calves started to act up on me again around mile 12. I've GOT to figure out how to fix that! :( Otherwise, the run was good. I had a few friends run the first 8 or so miles with me. :)
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nice photos..hills...nice run.
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Training Crap
I realized this weekend that I had “completed” the first
eight weeks of my 50k training and, well… It’s been pretty crappy. I haven’t been hitting
my long runs, not even close. I was supposed to do a 22 miler this weekend and
I struggled to make 15. My trai...
I realized this weekend that I had “completed” the first eight weeks of my 50k training and, well… It’s been pretty crappy. I haven’t been hitting my long runs, not even close. I was supposed to do a 22 miler this weekend and...
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I Can Touch My Toes!
I turned 44 last month. It was no big deal. I’m used to
being in my 40s. I like being in my 40s. I’m in better shape physically than I’ve
ever been. It’s amazing what a motivator middle age has been for me to get off
my ass and work on my fitness. I’ve been...
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Three runs on Portland's trail this weekend! A 25k on Saturday, a 10k on Sunday and a 15k on Monday...

https://www.strava.com/activities/255005941
https://www.strava.com/activities/255441482
https://www.strava.com/activities/255915599

About 5000 feet of vertical total. 

I'm kinda beat!
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good luck & enjoy!:)
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This is my "baseline" midweek run during my 50K training. It's a mix of roads, gravel, trails and stairs with some mild hills. The goal is to improve on it every week. Last week I ran this at a pace of 8:40/mile, this week I improved to 8:34/mile - and then I cruised through a pretty kick-butt 90 minute workout!. Today is rest and recovery day, but tomorrow I'm looking forward to 22 miles of soft single track trail in Forest Park!
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Another Saturday, another run in the Gorge... This time up to Angel's Rest plus a loop to Devil's Rest... 10.5 miles, 3500 feet of uphill running, and the wind nearly blew me off Angel's Rest! 

#columbiarivergorge   #trailrunning  

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Nice
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Grew up in the US Midwest, spent a couple years in DC and now live in Portland, OR where I'm enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

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