Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Treadmills, roads too boring--try trails

Jen Murphy, WSJ, Sept 17, 2013, writes about Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, who has spent most of his life out-of-doors, running for hours until the battery on his iPod punks out.

This is a physical guy, former rower, triathlete.

Whew--tired writing this.

Trails, he says, engage your muscles more--work more of them and in different ways. He loves running downhill, leaping over rocks.

He runs five days a week for 45 to 90 minutes. He does an hour of strength training a day.

As for his diet, he tries to avoid white sugar and saturated fat. But pizza is a weakness. Steak and salad may be his dinner. (Er, steak, saturated fat...)

He listens to loud music while gamboling down mountains. It helps, he says, with "pain absorption."

Ah--I wondered when pain would come up.

We can't all be like this--but if you are a runner--maybe check out a trail or two.

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