Bob Open 2017
Jan 14, 2017 at 1:27 pm #3445115
it’s been great test of my sanity :) I’ve already run more on the treadmill this winter than the past four combined (verified by my records)!Jan 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm #3445138W I S N E R !BPL Member
And here my fellow Southern Californians are freaking because we had a week of rain! I have been getting some good mileage with wet feet and know my socks and shoes work in that regard….
Every time I’ve ever run a treadmill (probably 3 times in my life) I wanted throw up when I got off. They give me some sort of weird motion sickness.
I’ve been holding at roughly 30 miles/week of trail running for the last month. Going to do one or two more weeks and then my warmup phase is over. Then I plan on adding in the specificity for about 16 weeks; higher mileage days with elevation gain and a weighted pack or hard backpacking trips. Feeling pretty good so far, looking forward to this.Jan 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm #3445140
yeah there is definitely something wonky about a treadmill- I play with the incline and the speed, but it always feels “off”
they’ve called for moderating temps next week, but they’ve called for moderating temps for the last month and thus far we haven’t moderated yet- I should go into meteorology evidently it doesn’t hurt you when you suck at your jobJan 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm #3445142John NBPL Member
Man running on the treadmill is tough. I can tolerate maybe twice a week. If it’s 5F or above, I’m running outside. Went snowboarding at the Rock today, some great snow to be had. I’ll be ramping up my running miles and hopefully getting some weighted hikes in soon (no snowshoes:(. If the winter keeps up as it has been, not sure leaving snowshoes behind will be an option come the end of May.Jan 14, 2017 at 6:02 pm #3445155AnonymousInactive
“I play with the incline and the speed, but it always feels “off””
That is because the treadmill belt is going in the same direction as your push off stride. It exaggerates the backward motion of your trailing leg. Bad for the back over time. Go back to the Step Mill for the kind of event you’re training for.Jan 14, 2017 at 6:13 pm #3445157
^ahhh- knew something wasn’t quite right; sadly we don’t have one- thinking about switching gyms just for that reasonJan 14, 2017 at 8:21 pm #3445182Dan DurstonBPL Member
@dandydanLocale: Canadian Rockies
You guys are heros for getting in shape already. I’ve decided I’m going to start April 1, at which point I’m going backcountry skiing for 4 weeks so that should help. All I’m doing these days is indoor rock climbing.
Sam: Is 2017 your year?Jan 15, 2017 at 8:31 am #3445217Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
I’ve made many excuses why I’ve not participated in the past – some legit, some lazy. But this year it’s rock solid. My best friend of 40 years is getting married and I’m performing the ceremony so the BMWO is a definitive no-go for me.Jan 24, 2017 at 2:33 pm #3446942Jeff GerkeSpectator
Been ski touring for my cardio. Got in 15k vert skinning last week. If I can keep that up every week I may be in decent shape. I would like to get some 20k weeks in.Jan 24, 2017 at 2:49 pm #3446948
our weather has moderated a little (still well below average, but at least we’re getting above 0!)
got 42 miles in last week, all on the trails finally, some of those with running snowshoes- which makes for a pretty decent workout :)
probably in the 10,000′ -ish range for vert
still nursing an injured shoulder from a bad spill, so my strength training has been very (very) light- at least I can run :)Jan 25, 2017 at 10:36 am #3447069David ChenaultBPL Member
@davecLocale: Queen City, MT
I went backpacking last week. Did get turned around by snow on north facing slickrock. Winter is rough.Jan 25, 2017 at 10:50 am #3447070
“Winter is rough” Was going to ask you how the orange crop was doing? :)Jan 26, 2017 at 11:10 am #3447219David ChenaultBPL Member
@davecLocale: Queen City, MT
The free range/semi feral cattle down along the Escalante ate them all. Buggers.Jan 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm #3447226
I think we’re on pace to set the coldest January on record here- maybe it will knock out some pine & spruce beetle larvae- that’s the only positive I can come up withJan 29, 2017 at 10:11 am #3447590
finally got a decent long run (well most of it on snowshoes) in yesterday; 16.5 miles which on a good day just a tiny bit over three hours- with snowshoes, deep snow and elk trodden trails it was 5 1/2 hours w/ a 12-ish lb packFeb 3, 2017 at 7:27 am #3448479Matt LBPL Member
Hey guys, I just wanted to introduce myself. After several years of wanting to make it to the Open, finally, this year will work. I have been backpacking in the Bob twice over the last 5 years and can’t wait for this challenge!
Last week I got my Yukon Yak … while I have been canoeing for years, packrafting is a different animal and there has been so much great info on this site, so thank you. Even if it doesn’t get much use in the Bob this year, it is still plenty useful here in Chicago. I have the good fortune to be able to walk out my front door, walk north on a bike trail, and at any point up to about 15 miles away, walk off the trail to the North Branch Chicago River next to it and float back to within 200m of my house! Not bad for living in a city. Last weekend, a cold, short trip gave me my first practice with transitions and packrafting … and being wet waist down in cold water (but probably not as cold as it will be there).
Much more reading, planning, and training to come …Feb 3, 2017 at 8:00 am #3448486Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
That right there is the definition of “gettin’ ‘er done”. Way to go, Matt.Feb 3, 2017 at 8:07 am #3448487John NBPL Member
Welcome Matt. Last year was definitely more suited for pack rafting. Not sure about this year although given the general direction of travel raft-able stretches of water will be more limited.Feb 3, 2017 at 9:10 am #3448507
I created a 244 mile 4-river bikerafting route (119 of it on water), just for fun. The only problem is that goes completely around the BMWC, but it is within the BMWO guidelines. The other issue deals with crossing a bit of private land. Here it is, just for kicks: http://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/4-rivers.Feb 3, 2017 at 10:42 am #3448530
Welcome aboard Matt.
MikeFeb 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm #3448745Chase MBPL Member
@walkingfoot-2Locale: Pacific Northwest
Great work, Mike! You’re an animal.
What’s up guys (and gals). I’m 100% in this year, Derek and I are partnering up this time as you may know already. We’re undecided on a raft or walk trip this year (bikerafting?), but it looks like we’re leaning towards a fast and light traverse. Looking forward to the discussions here.Feb 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm #3448746
Chase- good deal! beware Derek is a crazy man :)Feb 7, 2017 at 6:42 am #3449209
no real bearing yet, but thought I’d point out Badger Pass just added 40″ of snow in the last 6 daysFeb 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm #3449286
Geez, maybe that circumnavigation of the Bob via bikeraft isn’t such a bad idea.Feb 25, 2017 at 5:27 pm #3452854
So, who’s going to packraft this year?
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