Craig Wisner

Archive for March, 2011

That’s Hard.

I had to smile when I saw this.  He’s just so happy about it!


Running Summary, 3/21-3/27

Monday: Easy 3 miles trail, rolling

Tuesday: Track Day…1 mile warmup  /  8×200 < :45  /  4×400 < 1:50  /  2×800 <3:50  /  1 mile cool down.  Total 5 miles

Wednesday: off

Thursday: off

Friday: 3 miles trail, +/- 1400′.  It was supposed to be 6 miles but Mushka fell off a cliff.  She was OK but we were both rattled so I turned back.

Saturday: 10 miles trail (Inspiration Lookout), +/- 5200′

Sunday: 4 miles trail, rolling, with Mushka

Total Miles:  25     +/- 6600′

Mushka Miles: 7

A Change in Focus

I’ll be shifting away from tri training and working on my distance running in the coming months.

Swimming wasn’t working out so well.  While surfing about a week ago something in my left shoulder started really bugging when paddling and though it’s getting better,  it’s bothered me ever since.  So swimming is out for a while.

I’ve signed up for the High Desert Bishop 50K on May 21st so my training will be focused primarily on distance running for the time being.  I’m also very tempted to sign up for the North Face 50 Mile in Sausalito, CA this coming December.  Put it on the calendar, pay my money, and just go run it.  It’ll serve as good motivation.

Getting my legs back into longer weeks and consecutive running days, aiming for 35 miles this week and building.   I got lazy in my logging over the last few weeks; I’ll try to be more regular.  I still have everything down in my paper book.  It’s starting to get hot out there; I worked the dog pretty good on a 4 mile today.

On the note of running, I really love this blog, especially the last post and the Edward Abbey quote.  Jeff is a great writer, check it out:

The Logic of Long Distance

Warren Mackenzie

I love this guy, what a great touch with clay.

One Bowl…

…one plate, one cup, one fork, one knife, one spoon.


That’s it.  I finally did it.  I’ve been thinking about it for years, who knows what was stopping me.

There will be no more putting a dirty plate in the sink only to grab a clean one for the next meal…

I cleared out the cabinets and drawers tonight; so nice to see only 12 pieces of silverware in the drawer.

I’ve hidden all the extras in the back of a cabinet; we still need spares for company, but I intend to keep them off limits for daily use (the kids can’t get to them anyway).


Now if we could all only have one shirt, one pair of pants, one pair of underwear, one pair of socks…

JMT 2011 Food List PDF

This is the PDF for my initial food planning.  I’ll likely substitute 1 or 2 balance bars/day with a little variety as the calorie totals look good.  I’ll also be eating more variety of Balance Bar;  I used one type for simplicity in planning.

This is the easiest food system for me: create a ~1.5 lb/ ~3000 calorie a day menu based on simplicity, minimal cooking, and compact, calorie dense foods. Everything is roughly 100+ calories per ounce, if not much higher.  From this base I can begin substituting a few items for variety.

JMT Food List


Bishop High Sierra 50K

Just registered for the 50k on May 21st.

Here I go!