After a tough August, I got to go play for a few days. To "prepare for my Camino" (*wink*), I went to my beloved Yosemite for 4 days and did 4 great hikes. The total distance was 52k with an elevation total of 5,700': Taft Point & Sentinel Dome: 7k, 830 ft, 2 hrs Cloud's … Continue reading Extended Training: 4 Days, 4 Hikes
Here is some video and pics from my North Dome hike in Yosemite. On this trip I tried out a new trekking umbrella and a water filtration system (gear reviews on those coming soon!).
Had an epic first summer training day this week at Cloud's Rest, Yosemite. It was one of the hardest hikes I've ever done - but also one of the most rewarding. Enjoy the video HERE!
This weekend I found a bit of time so I did my local 14k hike for the third time since my first 14k Day. This time I used the All Trails app to log my distance and times and stuff. it's very helpful and I learned a few things. First, it's 14.5k total. OK, not … Continue reading 3rd 14k Day
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical doctor or physical trainer, nor have I consulted either on this post. I have also not walked the Camino yet! I have spent a fair amount of time on the trail, but it's not the same thing. Practically nothing is. What I say here is based on my hiking … Continue reading My Camino Training Strategy
My family went out of town on Easter and I found myself with some time to hike. I hadn't brought any "gear" but I was wearing my magic shoes and sufficient clothing to get some decent trail time. So with a bottled water in hand, off I went. About 80 minutes later I hit the … Continue reading 16k: A Pretty, Rough Day
I am dedicating Lent this year to Camino preparation. First, I am going to give up some laziness by sleeping less and walking more. The Lunchbreak 2k's were a great start, but they are pretty short and difficult to do in work clothes. So I decided to find routes closer to home that I can … Continue reading Lenten K’s
What's 4k Between Friends? So it turns out my 30k test hike plans were based on a bit of a mapping mistake. AllTrails made it out to be a 23k hike that ended at a point where I thought (based on another map) an additional 7k trail picked up. Alas, that was not the case. … Continue reading 24k, 30k . . . Whatever It Takes
I found a great looking trail that should provide me with a good idea of what an average-to-hard day on the Camino might be like. It's actually two linked trails - the first is 22k, the second is between 7 and 10km depending on where the first one actually ends and where I exit. I … Continue reading 30k Test Hike
My jobs for the last 20 years or so have basically consisted of sitting at a desk and looking at a screen for 8-10 hours a day. The health benefits of such positions are . . . low. Making the situation worse is the fact that I am pretty lazy when it comes to things … Continue reading Lunchbreak 2k