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Upcoming adventure: R2R2R

Posted by Active Toby Oct 27, 2010

I'm heading out to Arizona next weekend to run across the Grand Canyon (and back).

 

This is ~46 miles with 11,000' of gain and 11,000' of loss.

 

We should be done in 12 hours or less. Hopefully less

 

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I've been busting my butt to prepare for this adventure run and I'm ready to get after it!

 

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I needed the Compex after this run:

 

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And I'll be bring it on the long car ride there to keep my legs pumping and for the ride back for recovery!

 

Lake Mead from Black Mtn.

 

Running more peaks. This shot is from the top of Bootleg Canyon, NV.

 

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And a view from the Pacific Crest Trail in Cuyamaca and Anza Borrego State Parks.

 

The Grand Canyon is going to be amazing.. stay tuned for my full report!

 

~T

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By Endurance We Conquer

Posted by Active Toby Sep 1, 2010

Anyone know where that quote is from?

 

Anyhow, I'm so thankful to be running again...

 

Camino Ruiz Trail

 

 

I'm in week 3 of a 12-week training plan (lost 4lbs already) to prepare for the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim run and things are going great so far!

 

 

three years after the fires

 

I'm hitting 10 workouts per week, 5 of which are runs. So I'm balancing in cross training with mountain biking, yoga, swimming, strength training and rock climbing.

 

dirtastic

 

But nothing feels better than to be back out on the trail logging legit miles and prepping for the next big adventure!

 

Thanks to Compex for helping me bounce back and I appreciate the team helping me get through it..

 

Not the first time I've been injured and it certainly won't be the last time.. so I'm back for now!

 

http://www.enduranceguy.com/

 

http://twitter.com/TobyGuillette

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Back at it!

Posted by Active Toby Jul 29, 2010

I was on the east coast for July 4th and had a blast. I'm finally running again as the ITBS is totally gone! The hard work and dedication to rehab always pays off, no matter how tough it is.So I'm totally stoked to be back and feeling really good ramping up my miles, slowly and steadily.

 

For my birthday this year I did a big climb in Idyllwild, CA so check out my video below and read my blog about the ascent for more details.

 

 

 

This weekend I'm racing the Surf Moneky King Monkey competition in Oceanside, CA which consists of a 5K run, 1-mile ocean swim and a 6-mile SUP race! So stoked! Check out more info on that and check back here next week for results!

 

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PT ends this week!

Posted by Active Toby Jun 23, 2010


Thursday is my final PT appointment for my ITBS. I've had a couple great runs lately and I'm getting super excited things are going smoothly!

 

I'm so ready to start building my base back. This is too much for me right now, but Build Your Base in 2 Weeks is what I'd like to build back up to soon!

 

I've maintained my fitness through all the cross training I do, but starting back into running at a higher weight than usual makes my muscles sore. Using Compex after these shorter runs I'm doing right now is really  helpful because I'm bouncing back so I'm ready for my next session.

 

Got a huge dose of inspiration Monday night at the screening of Ride The Divide. Check it out:

 

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YMCA Bay 2 Bay Regatta

Posted by Active Toby Jun 17, 2010

This weekend I participated in my first-ever stand up paddle board race.  It was a great event and a killer workout!

 

Bay 2 Bay Race

 

The YMCA  Bay 2 Bay Regatta 5-mile SUP event started at 9 a.m. Saturday on Shelter  Island and finished at Tidelands  Park on Coronado Island.

 

 

This was my third time on a SUP and I gave it my "all" for an hour and  20 minutes until I crossed the finish line. I rented a Laird 12'1" from Aqua  Adventures. Next time I'll use a shorter board because I got smoked by most of the folks on 10-foot boards.

 

Thanks to my sponsors!

 

Special thanks to my sponsors: EXSTA, RunJunk.com, SkinFit USA and Team Compex.  I am grateful for your support!

 

Read the full post on www.EnduranceGuy.com

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Bay 2 Bay Race Saturday!

Posted by Active Toby Jun 9, 2010

I'm super-excited for the Bay 2 Bay race on Saturday.

 

I'll be sporting the Compex visor and tattoos and will hopefully make you guys proud

 

Here's a cool video from last week's test ride on the actual race course:

 

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COREtastic!

Posted by Active Toby Jun 4, 2010

Check out my Memorial Day Weekend recap blog on my site for some gnarly zip line footage!

 

I got out again on the SUP to preview the course for the upcoming Bay 2 Bay race on 6/12. I covered 4.5 miles in 1:12 so I'm feeling confident I will be competitve on race day.

 

Between now and then, I'm concentrated on building my core strength and will try Compex on my abs and see how that helps!

 

Has anyone from the team done their abs and obliques yet? Any pointers?

 

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At Tidelands Park in Coronado after paddling from Shelter Island

 

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Sunset over Mission Bay after the paddle

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iSUP!

Posted by Active Toby May 27, 2010

The weekend was great!! Went stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and loved it

 

I wore my Garmin 310xt and we covered 2.2 miles in an hour at a casual pace. So I've reserved my board for the Bay 2 Bay Rowing Regatta on 6/12. I'm going to race the 5-mile event in the open SUP category.

 

So stoked!!

 

Here's a little video I put together from Saturday (see the Compex   visor!).

 

 

Heading to Lake Mead tonight for the long weekend. I definitely plan to us my Compex during the drive. Have a great weekend everyone!

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MTB, ITB, SUP

Posted by Active Toby May 17, 2010

Went on a great MTB Saturday with a big group of bada$$ multi-sport athletes. We cruised it nice and easy and had a blast!

 

29.6 miles in 2:47

 

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Lake Hodges MTB

 

Then on Sunday I hit the treadmill to test out the progress I've been making with Physical Therapy. My legs were a bit tired from the ride on Saturday but it felt really good to run. I warmed up with 5 minutes of walking, ran for 20 minutes and then cooled down with another 5 minutes of walking. My IT band felt really good until about 18 minutes in... glad I shut it down then. I'm going to chat with my PT tomorrow to see if I can start running every other day for the same amount of time.. I'll keep you posted.

 

Hitting the Compex all day today and my legs are coming back to life already!

 

So I made a change to my race schedule; I'm no longer racing the 12 Hours of Temecula but rather the Bay 2 Bay Rowing and Paddling Regatta in the 5-mile stand-up paddle board category

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Hard work and Dedication

Posted by Active Toby May 14, 2010

My first week with the Compex and I like it. Just getting used to some of the settings and placements. I haven't gone too crazy with it yet.

 

I've beening hitting the trails on the MTB and have been consistent at PT for my ITB. I can definetely feel progress being made. Got the "OK" to try running this weekend! 15-20 minutes on the treadmill.

 

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I'm so stoked

 

Rehabilitating an injury, like training for an event, takes hard work and dedication. Here's a little inspiration for the weekend!

 

 

Go Team Compex!

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Powering Up

Posted by Active Toby May 4, 2010

I'm so stoked to be a part of Team Compex. It's been a tough year for me so far.

 

Long story short, I finished last season able to run 100 miles in less than 22 hours without any sort of aches or pains. After an injury this season, I cannot run for 20 minutes without pain.

 

I'm excited to share my journey back to running here in this blog while incorporating the Compex Sport Elite device in my therapy. Although my season will be focused on rehabilitation, I will also be racing mountain bikes throughout Southern California and getting into a number of adventures along the way.

 

Following and supporting the other athletes here on the team blog will be fun and an excellent source of inspiration. I wish you all the best!

 

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“Adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it.”

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