Zion Canyon 2011

Zion Canyon 2011
Zion Revisited 2011

How To Approach an Ultra or Ironman

Jordan Rapp quote sums it up!

This Jordan Rapp quote sums it up.
"It's about the process. It doesn't matter what you do tomorrow and it doesn't matter what you did yesterday. It's about today, and making today count. That's especially true in training, but it's the same mentality that I carry into racing. Focus on the task at hand, not on the finish line, or the next part of the race, but what it is that is right there in front of you in the moment."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Exciting Week

Firstly, the Pylons are coming for a twilight trail run here at Chez Reid tomorrow. I  won't participate in the run,as a twisted ankle would mean about $3,000 down the drain! I will however, participate in the food eating/beer drinking portion of the evening.
Secondly, Mrs. Digger and I leave for Penticton,British Columbia in three days for My First Ironman, and I am as ready as I'll ever be. The kids are flying from their Grandparents in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island on Friday to hook up with us.
  No injuries to report other than a chronically sore achillies, which I have under control. I'm doing an hour tempo run on the road today and an hour of swim drills tomorrow.My bike is already on it's way westward, so no more riding until Thursday.
  Thirdly, my Primal Chicken Wing Recipe got mentioned on "Mark's Daily Apple"(The blog that started me on my Primal Journey). Mark's is probably the most popular Primal Living Blog out there in the Blogosphere. All of a sudden, I have a bunch of new readers! One of these days I'll have to send in my before and after success story to him, but I will have a tough time finding any bathing suit pictures of me at 216lbs.
I'll try to keep it interesting.
Packing for Ironman Begins

P.S.-Good luck to Dora, a fellow FAP who is competing in Trans-Rockies in Colorado all this week.


  1. Didn't see the mention but I read Mark's blog all the time. Don't like his take on "chronic cardio" (and I suppose you don't either) but there's some good stuff over there.

  2. Hi Brownie;
    The Primal Wing Night mention is here,


    I agree with you about the chronic Cardio, I think he got injured from running too fast because he was on the roads.I think Grok preferred the trails and that forces you to run a slower pace.
    Great job at Leadville, you are having an incredible summer.Great Blog as well, let's face it, you're famous!