Altitude Sickness

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…

Transition to the trail
Altitude Sickness
July 31, 2015

Transition to the trail

It’s been an interesting week here in The land of Brady.  As promised, I increased my training, and started to get serious. I had a short three mile run from Schoolhouse Road to the end of the sidewalk and back, which was a speed record…

The calm before the next storm
Altitude Sickness
July 22, 2015

The calm before the next storm

So another uneventful week passes in the “Brady Training Camp.” I am doing maintenance work, some running, some cycling, some walking. Nothing of extraordinary length or difficulty — I’m not running Killington Road nor riding East Mountain Road. I’m not exerting a whole lot of…

The next assault on my body
Altitude Sickness
July 14, 2015

The next assault on my body

This week I didn’t do much but work my little tail off. The office has been busy, the open mic is back on, and I have been being straight-up lazy.

I have been using this respite as an opportunity to make a brief but well-earned…

Crushing fatigue and malaise pre-race
Altitude Sickness
July 1, 2015

Crushing fatigue and malaise pre-race

By Brady Crain

This week I had big plans for a push. Crushing fatigue and malaise put an end to that idea.

I am overtrained, and so my last big workout was ten days before my event. This week I did a two-hour bike ride…

Back at it from a different direction
Altitude Sickness
June 16, 2015

Back at it from a different direction

By Brady Crain

While they look alike, Pip is a feral version of Stinky Pete.

So I stand kind of corrected as to the rest period being beneficial, yet again! In the end, despite my initial worry, I did not…