Altitude Sickness

Speed training begins
Altitude Sickness
October 6, 2015

Speed training begins

By Brady Crain

A frosty view from Killington Peak at sunrise on Oct. 3, as witnessed by the columnist on xhis new training regimen.

Nothing exciting happened this week, and it was everything that I hoped that it would be.  Boredom,…

New goals of speed and Taekwondo
Altitude Sickness
October 1, 2015

New goals of speed and Taekwondo

I have pulled up out of my swan dive into obesity. After working so hard for so long, it has felt funny to take rest days. I took five of them, and in that time, I went from looking like a granite statue to looking…

“Nausea guy! You finished! Way to go!”
Altitude Sickness
September 24, 2015

“Nausea guy! You finished! Way to go!”

Nausea. Twitchiness. Abject nervousness. Hot skin. Fear. Loathing. Frothing at the mouth.

So the Thursday before the Spartan, I finally registered for the Ultra Beast. I waited, because as a nascent real estate agent I have very little money, and I had the sincerest hopes…

Total Muscle Lock
Altitude Sickness
September 21, 2015

Total Muscle Lock

Editor’s note: Brady Crain is a former full time stage hand, musician, engineer, stand-up comic, and musician, who grew up in Randolph, Vt. He is now a Realtor® with Killington Pico Realty. Earlier this summer he decided to enter a 60-kilometer running race in the…

Omens sometimes fly, get swallowed
Altitude Sickness
September 8, 2015

Omens sometimes fly, get swallowed

It was an eventful week here in Killington, my week starting with an 11 mile run, the basic, Sherburne Pass to Killington Peak and back. It started with me not feeling well…thinking I might only make it about four  miles. But then, a mile in,…

Progress despite setbacks
Altitude Sickness
August 27, 2015

Progress despite setbacks

This week was fun, a long run, a short fast run, and a whole bunch of burpees, and otherwise uneventful, without much to report.

The long run was pretty easy, just shy of 12 miles. I ran the Sherburne Trail, up the Hershey Highway to…

Thank goodness for cool rain
Altitude Sickness
August 21, 2015

Thank goodness for cool rain

So I am certain that it will be a surprise to no one that I have not in any way, shape or form, stuck to my training schedule.

I did, however, do an 11-mile training run from the Sherburne Pass to Killington Peak and back….

Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness
August 7, 2015

Altitude Sickness

So the general plan is paying off.  I am avoiding listening to the dirty little must-go-faster demons in my brain stem, and I am achieving gains without injury or the crushing fatigue that I encountered in my road training in previous months.

The training schedule…