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Greg Hickman
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Not a bad pace on some small hills and trails... 6.6 miles and about 600 feet vert. Probably just a couple more short runs before the 50K on Saturday. Looking forward to it, +Mark Stone​!

Check out my run on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/728423410/shareable_images/photo_based/4833151/1/4be6dd64-8a09-42b6-bd77-52c649f88822?hl=en-US&v=1475113948
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Did 4 miles today for my last run. Some gym work tomorrow (mostly stretching), and then I'm ready!
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Damned good workout music....
Blast these classic anthemic rock tunes and it'll be just like you're right there at the stadium (minus the overpriced beer and screaming fans in face paint).
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FitNotes Workout - Wednesday 21st September 2016

After last night's weight circuits, I wasn't sure how the heavier lifting would feel tonight. It felt pretty, great, as it turns out. :)

** Barbell Squat **
- 95.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 97.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 100.0 kgs x 5 reps [Good sets! Glad to be back in the triple digit kgs!]

** Flat Barbell Bench Press **
- 76.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 76.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 76.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 76.0 kgs x 5 reps [I struggled mightily with the fourth rep, took a few seconds and then managed to push out the fifth! Tough work on these tonight!]

** Sumo Kettlebell Dead Lift ** (Four Round Circuit - Sumo Dead Lift & Kettlebell Swing W/Farmer Carry EMOTM)
- 34.9 kgs x 10 reps [PR]
- 34.9 kgs x 10 reps
- 34.9 kgs x 10 reps
- 34.9 kgs x 10 reps

** Russian Kettlebell Swing ** (Four Round Circuit - Sumo Dead Lift & Kettlebell Swing W/Farmer Carry EMOTM)
- 24.0 kgs x 10 reps
- 24.0 kgs x 10 reps
- 24.0 kgs x 10 reps
- 24.0 kgs x 10 reps

** Farmer Carry ** (Four Round Circuit - Sumo Dead Lift & Kettlebell Swing W/Farmer Carry EMOTM)
- 10.0 m [58.9 kgs]
- 10.0 m
- 10.0 m
- 10.0 m
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High Alpine Half on the slope of Mt Bachelor, 13.1 miles, about 1250' of elevation gain and a starting elevation around 6300'.

I drank way too much the night before, which made the mild hills feel a lot worse and slowed my pace down, especially in the first half. I also got five bee stings around my right ankle about 3.5 miles in. I had to stop and have a medic treat them. I'd never been stung by a bee!

Check out my run on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/717031153/shareable_images/photo_based/4833151/1/896a2463-ad40-4f14-b954-d966af762d98?hl=en-US&v=1474256617
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+Candace Pflum Thanks! :)
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Pretty solid on the uphills tonight, about 1650 feet of climbing. Had to slow up on the way down from Council Crest... It was getting dark!

+Michele Sun​, the Trail Sharks had their first feeding frenzy! :)

Check out my run on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/711553628/shareable_images/photo_based/4833151/1/c257f051-f0a2-432c-a2a8-ae59939f9afe?hl=en-US&v=1473823108
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Let's Go Sharks!!! (oops.. wrong game)

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I spent the better part of 2015 looking for a trail running shoe that worked for me. The Nikes were ok but wore out too fast, as Nikes always do, and the Inov-8s and Brooks Cascadias had ripped toe boxes after only 100 miles. I exchanged the Cascadias for the Saucony Peregrine 5s and have loved those shoes ever since! They saw me through training and completion of my first 50K and I was still wearing them for my 50K back at the end of July.

Today, sadly, I had to retire them as their toe boxes are finally giving out - after over 400 miles of hills and often gnarly mountain trails! They also smell a little funky. :) The tread on these shoes, though, is still simply amazing. I've found nothing better for the PNW winter mudfest!

So, the good news is... My Saucony Peregrine 6s arrived today! I can't wait to get these out for a spin! 
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+Kathleen Johnson I liked the Cascadias a lot, but the version I bought (10) had a defective toe box. They have supposedly fixed that in version 11, but I'm loving the Sauconys!
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One last hill run before Saturday's 50K... I banged up those hills pretty well tonight! Fall is starting to show itself, but we had some summer like temps today!

Check out my run on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/726233479/shareable_images/photo_based/4833151/1/c70c5df2-8dad-4e4f-8f64-4a9f52688bbc?hl=en-US&v=1474942113
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+Gabriel You're making me blush.

Watch me get my best 50K time ever. :)
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This. Did. Not. Suck.

First mile was warm up, then tried to stay around marathon pace.

I even got a course record coming up the stairs from the field!

Check out my run on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/721725149/shareable_images/map_based?hl=en-US&v=1474596490
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I've met this guy at a couple races. He's pretty darned amazing!

http://www.kgw.com/mb/life/style/cup-of-joe/cup-of-joe-running-man/319269149
Cup of Joe: Running Man
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Lifting done for the week! Some pretty solid gains, especially on squats and deads!

FitNotes Workout - Monday 12th September 2016

I was strong tonight! Ate my wheaties this morning!

** Barbell Squat **
- 97.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 97.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 97.0 kgs x 5 reps [These went up easy! I wasn't expecting to be so strong on these!]

** Flat Barbell Bench Press ** (Superset - Bench Press & Pull Up)
- 75.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 75.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 75.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 75.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 75.0 kgs x 5 reps [I haven't done a 5x5 bench in months! Got through this with an epic fight to get the last rep on the last set, but it went up!]

** Pull Up ** (Superset - Bench Press & Pull Up)
- 8 reps
- 8 reps
- 8 reps
- 8 reps
- 8 reps [40 strict, clean, full range of motion pull ups. Not too shabby for an old guy!]

** Prowler Lo Hi - 10M ** (8:00 Continuous Circuit - Prowler, High Kettlebell Carry & Sandbag Pull)
- 65.8 kgs x 1 rep
- 65.8 kgs x 1 rep
- 65.8 kgs x 1 rep

** High Kettlebell Carry ** (8:00 Continuous Circuit - Prowler, High Kettlebell Carry & Sandbag Pull)
- 10.0 m [31.8 kgs]
- 10.0 m
- 10.0 m

** Seated Sandbag Rope Pull ** (8:00 Continuous Circuit - Prowler, High Kettlebell Carry & Sandbag Pull)
- 8.0 m
- 8.0 m
- 8.0 m


FitNotes Workout - Wednesday 14th September 2016

Solid lifting work tonight.

** Barbell Front Squat **
- 92.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 92.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 92.0 kgs x 5 reps [These were tough but I got 'em up with tight form.]

** Overhead Press ** (Superset - Overhead Press & Pull Up)
- 45.0 kgs x 4 reps [Ugh. There seems to be this line at 45 kgs... The 43 and 44 lifts felt relatively easy, but I keep struggling at 45.]
- 43.0 kgs x 5 reps
- 44.0 kgs x 5 reps

** Pull Up ** (Superset - Overhead Press & Pull Up)
- 11 reps
- 11 reps
- 11 reps [All strict with full range of motion. Not bad!]

** Deadlift **
- 105.0 kgs x 3 reps
- 110.0 kgs x 5 reps [The jump in weight this week didn't bother me. I was strong pulling these.]
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Pretty groovy station...
Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway with the wind in your hair? Wish you were? Let this collection of bright and peppy indie pop songs be the soundtrack for your journey on California 1.
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Shocking, right?
Harvard researchers got hefty sums to downplay role of sweets in heart disease.
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I used to be very trusting but sadly no longer.
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