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Daily update – 254 days until IM 70.3

Started this morning with a 25-minute mobility session focused on the shoulders and glutes using the ROMWOD app. One of my big focuses during the training leading up to IM La Quinta is increasing my mobility and taking the time to work on recovery…more rolling.

Daily update – 255 days until IM 70.3

Swim – 3,000 yards – felt a little sluggish when I started, like I wasn’t recovered, but after 15 minutes I felt better. Today was swam with the master’s team and it was a speed day.

Tips for Learning Double-Unders

One of the most frustrating movements for many people is double-unders. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a double-under (DU) refers to jumping rope while swinging the rope twice (double) under your feet for every one jump.

Newport Dunes Olympic Triathlon

I have never regretted doing a race, but in every race, there is always one moment (sometimes many) when I question what the hell I’m. Usually, it happens in the second half of a race, but yesterday it happened only 4 minutes in.

Should You Run with Music? Q&A Episode 1

I have been receiving a bunch of questions on social media and in the comments of my videos so I have gathered a bunch up and spent the afternoon answering them while hanging out in old town Orange, CA.

26 Weeks – Episode 8

It’s week 8 in Chris’ training to run 100 miles at the Beyond Limits Ultra in April and finally, he realizes he needs a deload/recovery week. He is paying the price after building for zero to 20 miles in just 7 weeks as he battles Achilles pain in both legs. Luckily a light week of training filled with rest, rolling and stretching allows his body to heal enough to enjoy running in Reck Rock Canyon and the Strip in Las Vegas, NV.

26 Weeks – Episode 7

It’s Thanksgiving week in the US this episode, which means there is a ton of food everywhere you look. Only saving grace is we are training for an ultramarathon so we are burning a ton of calories. This week Chris hits his longest run with a one-way trip to the beach but hits a speed bump along the way. The quick mileage increase over the last seven weeks may have finally caught up to him.

Cameras for Running Videos and Vlogging

Here is a quick look at the cameras and gear I use to film my runs and most of the active footage in my 26 Weeks Ultra training series. I have tried many cameras including the GoPro Hero3 and Hero5 along with gimbals on for the GoPro and my iPhone, but hands down the best camera I have for running videos is the latest GoPro Hero7.

26 Weeks – Episode 6

A trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth” kicks off another week of ultramarathon training. This episode follows Chris through a packed week of training, work and family life as he tries to maintain his health, diet and get some recovery between school events, kids soccer parties, and decorating the house for the holidays. Products featured this week as Wake-ups caffeine pills and the DJI Mavic Air drone.

26 Weeks – Episode 5

The balancing act between training, health and family life continues as Chris trains for his first 100-mile ultramarathon in episode 5 of the 26 Miles. As the mileage increases, Chris is struggling to stay healthy while still increasing his running to 48 miles for the week. He also checks out the Hoka recovery sandals, gets the Sugtig GoPro light for recording in the dark, and starts testing Functional Formulas Anitvenom.

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