This week was pretty nice for being outside, just a little worrisome with the lack of rain/snow for this time of year.  I got to spend a lot of time out side this week and I loved it.

weekly miles ran: 39.63.  Miles for the month so far 77.02

Shoes of the week: Hoka One One Mafate Speed.  They have been really good to me, I love the MAX shoes….afraid to go back…I had one issue today with a little rubbing on the outside of my right ankle, but I think I had a rock or something in there.  Pretty descent traction in the mud too. They don’t shed mud very well and get heavy fast.

Socks Injinji toe socks.  I love them.

Sorry about the order of the pics….I don’t know ho to fix that.


so this week was great.  I got to run locally and really enjoyed all the trails I linked up on foot.  So different from on a bike.  I have to re think everything.  I have also noticed that dogs hate runners more than bikes.  And dog owners could give a shit if their dog jumps at you, bites you or makes you uncomfortable.  As an owner of 4 heelers, this concerns me.  Emigrant trail at Cannibal Campgroundon a bike I can just zip away…Never thought about being dog food.  The coyote and the bear I saw today didn’t feel the need to attack me…just the domesticated house pet. I guess this will be one of the things I will have to be aware of.

Today I went up to Truckee to meet up with my bud Robb Wolf and his wonderkind, Walker.  We had a cup at wild cherries, talked about the bike industry made an exchange and parted ways.  Since it was 45deg and blue bird, I decided to go get my 12 mile run in.  So glad I did.  Emigration trail, out of the Cannibal Campground did not disappoint.  it was a little muddy here and there but great otherwise

IMG_20150124_121237There were a lot of folks out riding.  Tons of fat bikes, mountain bikes a cross bike a few hikers a few runners….basically a bunch of folks who can’t ski right now.

My run was beautiful.  The miles just ticked over with ease…I wanted to keep running all the way to Stampede….but 22 miles would be too much and this time, I am taking it slowly. Right?

I really could have run all day, so happy.

When I got back to the truck and came to terms that is was over and rejoiced that no one broke into my truck. Then I got trapped.  Trapped in the warmth of the sun.  Trapped in the joy of being in the mountains.  I am going to have to trow a folding camp chair in my truck, I wanted to sit there all day.  Instead, I changed and drove to Coffee Bar and sat outside and enjoyed the sun.  It didn’t take long before my phone started alerting me that I needed to snap out of it and get to work.  I have athletes racing at the World Cup tomorrow (cyclocross) in Hoogerheide, Holland and next week for the World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic ( I will be there for that).  At any rate, I need to be available to them pretty much 24/7 right now.  (check out an interview I did the other day: ) again, stoked to get the 12 miles in

One more day of the weekend and I have another 12 mile run on tap. trying to figure out where I will run tomorrow. Maybe Start at White Cloud and head up. Forest service was doing prescribed burns in there today, so hopefully they are done.  If not I guess I will head up the hill again.

We leave Monday for the Czech Republic, Hopefully I get to check out some of their trail offerings.  Snow is forecast most of the time we are there, but I am going to do my best to run everyday.  anyone know any trail runners in Tabor, CZE?   Thanks for readingIMG_20150124_121400