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A New Launch in my Pursuit of an Ultra

Today I am going to start tracking my progress, stats, and feelings of each training day. I will  be honest about my meals, feelings, and weeknesses. I am doing this because each run I begin pondering if this goal of my 100 mile ultra is even viable. Somedays I feel like I am on top of the world and others a total failure. I am mentally prepared but physically I know I am still lacking.  Injuries come and go but I wonder if I am doing more harm than good. I know I am stronger today than when I started this, but just need to start documenting so I figured why not just share it with the world. So here is yesterday’s workout.

Training Duration:            2 hours


  • 7 mile treadmill run 3% incline
  • Avg Pace 11:28/mi
  • Avg Hr 161                  
  • 200 Step ups 100 each leg
  • Upper body Weight Circuit to failure single set high reps
  • Core work till failure


  • Fasted till 11:30am
  • Smoked bone in Chicken Half
  • Mushrooms
  • Herb roasted Red Potatoes
  • Cheese  
  • Mixed Berries
  • Protein Shake w/Spinach, Kale, Blueberry, and, peanut butter
  • Baked Chicken                                               
  • Mtn Ops Pre Work out Supplement                                               
  • Electrolytes – No Sugar
  • Magnesium
  • Antioxidants
  • Mtn Ops – OX

I felt very strong during this workout, I started of slow, sluggish, and unmotivated on the run but finished happy, strong, and able to go on.

Note: this was my first hard workout coming off a 4 day backcountry 20+ mile hiking/fishing basckpack trip. The Tuesday after the trip I did a 3 mile recovery run and weight workout with a total duration 1:15

-Daniel Underbrink