Archive for November, 2014


50 Miles across the Olympic Mountains

Why I wanted to cross the Olympic Mountains in a day. After reading “Across the Olympic Mountains: The Press Expedition, 1889-90” it became a goal of mine to do the same through route in a day. I didn’t fancy doing it alone for many reasons but didn’t know anyone locally who might be crazy enough […]

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Chia Bars – Super Energy

After reading about the Tarahumara, Native NW Mexico endurance runners, and their use of Chia seeds, my wife and I started experimenting with creating a calorie dense, super nutritious block for lightweight high energy hiking and jogging fuel. We eventually settled on the recipe below because of its effectiveness at staving off hunger and longer […]

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Mt. Walker – The Ultimate Challenge

Forest Service Map 8 miles South of Quilcene, WA on Hwy 101, at the top of the pass between Quilcene and Brinnon, is the entrance to Mt. Walker. In winter a gate stops motorists from entering but there is ample room to park and continue on foot. At other times of the year the gate […]

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Post Index

THIS PAGE INDEX LINKS POSTS ONLY. Main body pages are listed to the right of every screen. Ask Martin – Questions and Answers (this is a page not a post) iRunningTips Pinterest (this is a page not a post) Select or click on the orange links below. Catagories:- Trail Runs, Pain Management, Runners Gear, Miscellaneous […]

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FITNESS AGE – What is it?

  Definition: Fitness Age reflects an average healthy person of that chronological age.   How: VO2max, the maximum amount of oxygen your body can assimilate and use, is a strong indicator of your cardiovascular health. High VO2max indicates a stronger, healthier cardiovascular system whereas low VO2max indicates a compromised cardiovascular system with potentially serious consequences. […]

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