Tuesday, July 29, 2014

McCall Brewing Company and Training Update: July 22-28

McCall Brewery has been my favorite restaurant and brew house since we moved to Idaho in 2010. They have been a solid supporter of our mountain races since 2012, donating many-a-keg to the delight of our thirsty runners.  Now, I am thrilled to announce that the MBC will be my "Official Ale and Cheeseburger Sponsor."  I'd like to thank Owner Louis Klinge for his support and belief in what I am trying to do. 

Here's how I hit up the MBC.
1. Run all day.  Barely make it back to the truck.  Drive to town.
2. Try to remember a clean shirt and splash the salt off my face in a stream.
3. A 1/2 lb KO'd Burger medium rare, fries and a pint while sitting on their rooftop patio deck overlooking Payette Lake and pink alpenglow on the Crestline. 
4. Recovery is accomplished.  Ready to train again tomorrow.  Look at some mountains and get psyched for another adventure.

The line up.  Minimalist Bane IPA is my standard.  Devious Intent Imperial Stout if I'm feeling stout.  Lemon Ginger Hef for refreshment.  Mackinaw Red for malty sweet and balanced.  They often have several more beers on tap in the restaurant.  They are bottling and selling beers around Idaho now.  Delicious...All of them. 

Training Update: July 22-28

82 miles running
40 miles mountain biking
25,200' climbing/descent

Key Sessions:
July 22: Brundage Cat Track.  30 seconds hard, 60 seconds easy.  All the way up the mountain.
July 23: Track.  5x1000m with 2 mins standing rest.  Last 1K went at 2:50.
July 27: Granite Mountain 2x hard.  Biked 20 miles home in 90 degree F heat.
July 28:  32 miles on the IMTUF 100 course.  Victor, Ruby, Nethker/Bear Pete.  90 degrees F. 


  1. 2:50 kilos (4:32 pace) and 32 mile long runs in 90 degree heat.


  2. A brewery sponsor. That is ingenious. lol. I need to start making some phone calls. :)