Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday training

A training trail run and a great one, but still a good one at Papago park.

I ran with MapMyFitness! Distance: 3.64mi, time: 44:27, pace: 12:12min/mi, speed: 4.92mi/h.

Still would love to do the Survivor Mud Run on Saturday, but I need a sponsor for the entry and parking fees. See my Sponsoring page if interested.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday training

A training trail run Papago park around the golf course.

I ran with MapMyFitness! Distance: 3.62mi, time: 37:42, pace: 10:24min/mi, speed: 5.77mi/h.

Tuesday morning

To all my Spartans and other followers I have found the best protein for racers because of its time release protein. It's great for recover, training and race time. I have used it with all my Spartan races and during my training. It tastes great just with water and mixes easily.  It also works great in about any other smooth or even mixed with yogurt & fruit.


Didn't get to do my long run like I was hoping, because of losing my cell phone between work and the start of my run.  So, I spent the time looking for it and replacing it.  On the bright side is that now the new phone has a waterproof case, so I can take it with me more places!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday training

The kids and I hiked around Papago park and to slow me to their pace and still get a good workout I carried 'Rockie' around.  The kids carried small rocks from time to time also.

I walked with MapMyFitness! Distance: 2.49mi, time: 01:33:51, pace: 37:45min/mi, speed: 1.59mi/h.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday training

Beat my rolling hills benchmark at Papago park by 0:14 min/mile.

I ran with MapMyFitness! Distance: 2.35mi, time: 22:51, pace: 9:44min/mi, speed: 6.16mi/h.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Add a few photos

Here are the barb wire crawl photos for the 2014 Arizona Spartan Sprint race photo album:  Photos

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday training

A rolling hill speed test around Papago park as a benchmark.

I ran with MapMyFitness! Distance: 2.29mi, time: 22:48, pace: 9:58min/mi, speed: 6.02mi/h.

Race photo album

Here is the complete 2014 Arizona Spartan Sprint race photo album:  Photos

We are planning on doing it again next year, but I need your help to be able to do more of these races before it come back to Arizona next year.  To help please visit my Sponsorship page.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday training

Back doing trail runs at Papago park training for Spartan Super/Beast.  Would love to do both races again this, but I will be needing you help to make that happen.

I ran with MapMyFitness! Distance: 4.16mi, time: 55:38, pace: 13:22min/mi, speed: 4.49mi/h.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Few more pictures

Here are a few more pictures while I continue to work on the Album for this race.

The Spartan pancake carry (sand bag carry - aka  Snack time):

The Dunk zone (under the wall):

The Fire jump:

The Gladiators:

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday rest day

Spend the day taking it easy with the kids, because of sore muscles a couple of small Spartan souvenirs.  I am feeling good about how I did yesterday and how awesome the kids did!  It was also nice to get to see some friends out there racing and volunteering. 

It was a great day, but I would have to say the best part of it was watching and cheering the kids on during their races!  I am so proud of them!  AROO!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Spartan Race!

Had a great day of racing and time with the kids.  I beat my time from last year by 4 minutes with a 1 hour 32 minute finish time.  This was a different course and location from last year.  It was really great course of 4.7 miles with 15-20 obstacles.  I had to do burpees for the the Rope climb and the Spear Throw, which is my fewest burpees race!

The kids had a great time with each of their race in spite of  each taking a spill on an obstacle.  I checked them out and then they finished out the race and got their shields (metals)!  AROO!

Here are some pictures from the day, including my time/stats:

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday race prep

Working on putting the last things together today and playing with my Mohawk style for the race tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Kid's race times

I have found out the start times for my kids:

9 yr old daughter will be doing the Varsity kids race at 12pm

6 yr old son will be doing the Jr Varsity kids race at 12:30pm

Wed prep & quotes

I mainly doing stretching, animal movements, and light runs for the rest of the week with the race on Saturday!  Here are a few of my favorite Spartan race quotes:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Official start time

It's official!  I have a 9 am start time with bib number 1358 for Saturday's Spartan race!  The kids will be doing their first Spartan race about noon.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Spartan 30 Final

Did my final day of my Spartan 30 a mile a day challenge with a rolling hill trail run at Papago park.

Also did some animal movements to loosen up and used a pcv pipe to help with shoulder mobility.  Had a 30 burped penaltyfor not starting my tracking app. 

Also excited that there is only 5 more days til race day!  AROO!

Sunday Spartan 30

I went to the Power in Motion Crossfit's Spartan prep course and learned some great tips.  I also had a great workout with the them.

Warm up:
PVC pipe shoulder stretches
Animal movements
5 Burpees

5x 500M rowing
5x 400M running

I completed it in just of 25 minutes, which was the 3rd fast time for the weekend.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday Spartan 30

A trail walk/hike my son and me carrying a rock the evening in Papago park.

I hiked with MapMyFitness! Distance: 2.28mi, time: 53:00, pace: 23:15min/mi, speed: 2.58mi/h.