The Official 1st Day of Training for the Born To Run Secret Race!

Officially started my first day of training today for the BTR secret race in Oct.  I parked in town at the Snow King Resort parking lot and started with a climb up Snow King mtn.  This is the local ski hill and gains 1753 feet in just 2.14 miles.

After my Snow King summit, I headed off the back side to tack on an extra 3.5 miles for a total of 5.69 miles and 2,147 elevation gain.  I managed to keep everything under my climbing threshold HR.  This is very important early season to establish good aerobic strength endurance and increase your fat burning potential.  Excellent "first" day.


The base of Snow King and start of my run



Heading up the 2nd of 4 steep switchbacks to the summit keeping it aerobic.  



Most of the time it is more important to run as easy as you can up hills,

not as fast and hard as you can.



View of the Tetons and Town of Jackson from Snow King Summit



Great single track on backside of The King.



Rippin' the last bit of single track back to Snow King.



Green magic recovery!

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Comment by J-F lemay on June 29, 2011 at 6:03pm
Not the first edition of the official Born to Run Marathon??? if i put the finger on it, just tell me cuz i GOT to be there!!!!!!!!
Comment by Brad Gantt on June 27, 2011 at 2:00pm
Looks like a great run in a beautiful setting.
Comment by Eric Orton on June 26, 2011 at 9:34am
@J-F Well, it's secret - but will start off with a clue. It is 26 miles in length.
Comment by J-F lemay on June 25, 2011 at 10:42pm
Hey tell me more about this BTR secret race!!!!!! IT's benn a wild since i visit this site and it look like i missed something!
Comment by Eric Orton on June 24, 2011 at 9:18am
Stay tuned on the Green Magic - lots of new exciting things coming!
Comment by Kevin Rolf on June 23, 2011 at 5:46pm

Thanks for the post Eric, and when do I find out about the Green magic????


Comment by Eric Orton on June 23, 2011 at 5:02pm
Green magic - stay tuned
Comment by Jason Penticoff on June 23, 2011 at 4:50pm
Green magic recovery!
Comment by Eric Orton on June 23, 2011 at 4:12pm
Hey mark - I kept it easy, which was the point. Hope your summer is rocking and rolling!
Comment by Mark Lofquist on June 23, 2011 at 4:09pm
such beautiful trails! looks like a great (and hard!) day. much props.

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