Posts by New Century Expeditions

Climb the King goal

Even with the top of my right knee feeling weak, I was still able to power up Snow King in 41:22. I am within spitting distance of my goal of making it in under 40 minutes. One thing that slowed me down is that weakness in the right knee. I’m not exactly sure what it is, though I will need to give it some ice and Advil. It felt like that after my tow yesterday. I was able to power through at about 80% of maximum speed through the towing session. That is far better than when I first arrived
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Categories: training.

HumanEdgeTech Sponsor

Thank you HumanEdgeTech, a division of Explorersweb, for your generous sponsorship! HumanEdgeTech is a leading provider of electronics for expeditions used throughout the world.  They were referred to me by Todd Carmichael, who holds the speed record for unassisted, unaided and unguided travel from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. I contacted HumanEdgeTech some time ago to find out what it would take to make my expedition successful.  Over a series of emails and phone calls, the staff at HumanEdgeTech guided me to what I will need to make sure I meet ALE’s communication requirements as well as stay in contact
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Categories: Sponsors.

Week 2

It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve arrived in Jackson and I’m beginning to get the feel of things. The thing I’m feeling tonite is a scraped shin from a bungled attempt to evacuate a mosquito onslaught. Picking up a barbecue pork sandwich from Bubba’s, the locals’ place, I thought it a good idea to head over to the local ski mountain and enjoy the transition from dusk to night while chowing down. The simple plan unfolded nicely, as the potato salad perfectly complemented the generous mass of shredded pork, all while enjoying looking at Snow King. My southern California
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Categories: misc.

Someone else’s perspective

It’s a funny thing when you’re searching the web about yourself, sometime things show up that you don’t expect. Case in point – David Boyne posted about my towing a tire up College Ave in Carlsbad. His perspective was far funnier than anything I’ve written about it, so I’ll defer to his blog post. I always wondered if I made an impression on people driving by. I know I had some impact, as my web traffic increased on the days I towed with my banner. Having a way to gauge advertising against actual traffic is one of the most important
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Categories: media.

Training in Jackson

Training in Jackson, WY, has been going well thus far. After today, I’ll be back up to my regularly scheduled 120 minutes a day, increasing by 10% per week. This is just about where I was 2 months ago when I did a big run-up to see how much I could handle. I’m constantly eating and hitting the fast food to make sure to pack it on. Hiking up Snow King has been good. I’ve only done it 3 times, but I’ve only been here a few days.  My quads are still sore from running down it two days ago.
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Categories: diet, misc, and training.

First day in Jackson, WY

This is my first full day in Jackson, Wyoming. It’s very beautiful today, though a little bit warm. I was hoping for snow on the ground. Haha! The drive up from San Diego took much longer than normal, as I was towing a trailer full of equipment and living stuff. It wasn’t too bad, though. Once it cools down, I will hop on my bike and ride around to begin getting used to the altitude. Going up and down the stairs makes me a little bit winded. That is kind of funny, considering I just ran a half marathon three
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Categories: training.