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!).
Training Hike: Cloud’s Rest, Yosemite
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!
3rd 14k Day
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
My Camino Training Strategy
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
16k: A Pretty, Rough Day
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
24k, 30k . . . Whatever It Takes
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
30k Test Hike
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