Saturday, April 7, 2012

OKC Marathon Preparation and FastPacking

Here is a link that explains all about what fastpacking is

As far as training has come, I have run with Ashlee and a fast-paced 72 minute night run through the OU campus, a Friday work-day where running to grab clubs and golf carts exhausted my body and today I ran a nice hilly Noble run out along 36th street.

It is almost time to move from Oklahoma and head out towards New Jersey and New York.  I look forward to trying out fastpacking out in the Catskill Mountains and the Adirondacks of NY.

My Running is coming along nicely as sleep and recovery are making me strong and ready for a fast marathon. Bring it on OKC!!!!

Future dreams as of now would be to be sponsored by Marmot. They make great outdoor equipment and apparel and I would love to grab my hands on a fast pack of their own the Kompressor!

And for those who do not know what fastpacking is....this sport is growing in the trail running community as adventure running where you take a minimal trail backpack about 20-30 liter capacity and pack your bare essentials and then trail run and camp out for at least a day out in the wilderness. I look forward to doing such adventures in the near future.

Training Since Thursday---Has been AMAZING. I have run mileage and felt great. Some days I go fast and shorter say 10-11 miles and other days long and steady like 2 hours or 1 hour 30 minutes.  

Monday I ran with Scott Downard all along OU and Norman. Got a nice effort in like 1 hour and 30 minutes or so and I feel great.  Once Ashlee wakes up from a nap, we are going for a fun running adventure later and I cannot wait.  

Fun run out on Alameda to 72nd street. Nice hills and a nice sunset. My next pack of the day is the Salomon XA 20 liter bag which is waterproof and has great features for adventure racing and fastpacking.


  1. aR will host an informal 2-day 'stage race' in the White Mountains of NH on September 29-30th. Fast-packing at it's finest in the most rugged outdoor wilderness in the northeast. Find a teammate because this one is a 2-person 'event'.

  2. This sounds awesome!!!!!!!! What are the packing requirements?