Altitude Sickness

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…

Altitude Sickness
June 4, 2015

Altitude Sickness: “rest period”

I am giving myself a rest period for a week or so to recuperate from my 28+ mile run. There were no real bad side effects to the run, mind you, but I think that given the nature of that type of effort, a rest…

Slap squish slap squish slap squish
Altitude Sickness
May 27, 2015

Slap squish slap squish slap squish

Courtesy of Brady Crain

Crain in 1997 at 235 pounds.

“#$%@#$ *#$% God @#$*%^& stupid @#$*% East Mountain Road!”

After my big run last Friday, I did a bunch of basic recovery stuff, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Sunday I went for…