AMRC mission, training, and the Super Monster 
Monday, April 13, 2015, 07:07 PM - Weekend Fun, AMRC, Training
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On Friday I left work early because I finally completed and submitted my big DOE proposal (102 pages, 4 partners, $5.7M, 3 years). Just as I got home, there was a page out for a mission on La Luz. I got the rig, joined Team 2, and met the police about 4 miles up the trail. The unpleasant business of performing body extractions is part of what AMRC does. As always the crew stepped up and got the gentleman out of the wilds with a lengthy wheel out.




Because I was teaching the Operational Core Curriculum (OCC) class for the new AMRC members the next morning, I left the rig at my house overnight. I wonder what the neighbors thought?



In the morning, I was in charge of teaching the OCC raises and lowers. We covered the main and belay, litter rigging, and communications. Overall everyone was very attentive and excited to be out at white wash for the day. We did 3 1/2 lowers/raise transitions and then a low angle exit with a knot pass. Fun times with the newbies!





Sunday, I woke up with the crazy idea of riding the Manzano Monster Loop from my house. Powered by a couple cold slices of pizza, I suffered the thing out over ~6 hours. It wasn't so bad except I managed to endo right away on the descent to Otero and badly bruise the palm of my right hand. That made the remaining 25 miles of dirt pretty painful. Then I stopped in the AMRC cache to get more water. The winds weren't insane, but it still hurt coming home through the canyon. 57.5 miles and 4,676 ft on knobby tires!


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Friday Training 
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 07:23 AM - Training
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Biked hard to south gate on the way home in my new tri outfit. Then swam a few laps:

400 free
100 back
100 breast
400 free
100 free sprint
450 free




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Training 
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 07:20 PM - Training
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Weds: Biked hard to/from work on the aerobars, and then hit the pool.

100 Free
100 Breast
450 Free (410 meters ~= tri distance)
450 Free
100 Back
100 Breast
50 Free

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Tri Swim Training #1 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 07:24 PM - Training
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I bought a month-long membership at Highland Pool to build up for the Jay Benson Tri.

Training Day 1:
100 Free warmup
100 Breast
100 Back
50 Fly
50 Fly
100 Free
200 Free
100 Free kick
100 Back kick
400 Free
100 Breast
100 Free
50 Back cooldown
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1550 meters for the first day back! (1609 meters in a mile)


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