Showing posts from July, 2022

2022 Women's Hike #1, Snoqualmie Pass, PCT

  Report by Joy Cordell The day we set for our first hike dawned cool and partly cloudy, perfect especially for uphill hiking. The short hike team--Karen Rathe, Rachel Gerson, Margot Knight, Heather Aften, Leah Fast, and Rachel Brombaugh --  --had a beautiful hike up to Lodge Lake on the PCT, heading south. Broad fields of paintbrush and blueberry bushes led to cool forest and the lovely lake. Rachel B. added that they talked a bit about racing and Leah told us how fun the Jentaloppet was. We brainstormed a few fun things to make racing more approachable: a costume race (unofficial), Kongsberger skirts to wear in the costume race or other and also capes!    Joy Cordell hiked in the opposite direction with KSC alum Nancy Lindahl and Pete and Rita's daughter Jennifer Hutzel (recently moved from New Jersey to Ballard), who pushed their way past avalanche tree carnage about half way up to the steep snow fields just before the Kendall Katwalk corner.   They ate lunch to a stunning view

July Training

Hey, it's already July!  Hope you got something helpful out of at least one of the training plans posted last month.  I started this project thinking these people would give me a spark of motivation (and maybe you, too?), but here's what I discovered: motivation is not really the answer!  With the racers I surveyed and the pros I consulted, one thing really stood out: these people basically train, do something, just about every day.  Every.  Day.  When you're putting down that kind of consistency, week after week, month after month, we're not talking the spark of motivation, people; we're talking the steadiness of discipline.  Consistency matters; habit matters. So here are their July training plans.  Keep up the good work, pick out what you can use, and maybe try something new! Front of the pack, overall and age group podium, all distances: I'm focusing on strength, hiking and PT/flexibility. I'm mixing my strength up by taking classes at NW Fitness Project