Today felt great, my eating this week was much cleaner than last, and could really feel the difference. I usually start with a 3.7-4.0 Mph incline warm up walk before I do my run but today I went straight into a Cold start run to see if my body is adapting better to Cold starts. I must say with a solid week of eating good, great sleep, and active days leading up I felt an improvement. Cold starts are important to me. When in the backcountry, it is normal for me to sit for an extended period of time and then have to go and hit it hard, this has been one of my biggest struggles.

Training Duration:            2 hours

Workouts:                           7 mile treadmill run 3% incline

                                                Avg Pace 9.80/mi

                                                Avg Hr 148

                                                Total Body Circuit 30 min

                                                Recovery Stretches, foam rolling, etc..


                                                4 eggs, Bacon, and Sausage

                                                Shrimp PoBoy



                                                Protein Shake w/Spinach, Kale, Blueberry, and, peanut butter    

                                                Spaghetti with Meat Sause (replaced Noodles with zucchini)

                                                Mtn Ops Pre Work out Supplement

                                                Electrolytes – No Sugar



                                                Mtn Ops – OX


I felt very strong during this workout, it was truly a fun run, my mood was high, no pain, just felt great.

-Daniel Underbrink