2018 Goals

posted Dec 15, 2017, 2:05 PM by Zachary Jabin   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

I don't think that New Years is a magical day that allows you to suddenly reverse all of your bad habits and replace them with good habits. I do feel as though now is a wonderful time to create goals for the 2018. For each of us those goals will be different, but we all have the opportunity  to write those goals down and work toward those goals through small but significant changes in our routines. Here are mine:

Run a 50 miler or 100k 

In 2016 I ran my first Ultra Marathon a 50k. And I loved the race I loved the culture and I wanted to do more of them. Longer ones and ones with more climbing. In 2017 I started a job that makes running consistently more difficult and because of that I didn't train or race any events. In 2018 I won't let that prevent me from racing my first 50 miler or 100k. I have not selected the race yet, but signing up for it will be just the push I need to start being consistent again with my running.

Climb Mount Jefferson & North Sister

Jefferson has been near the top of my list for years. And it is now one of the two Mountains I have left to climb in order to have climbed all of Oregon's Cascades. While I hope to climb several mountains in 2018 these two are my top priority.  

Lead Climb a 5.12a Outside

I started  2017 off climbing prolifically, but due to the circumstances my outdoor climbing came nearly to a complete halt. I have since gotten back into outdoor climbing, but in 2018 I look forward to a more complete climbing season and trying the hardest routes I have ever done.

Climb a v8 in the Gym

In 2017 I climbed my first v7. In 2018 I will spend a bit of time focusing on bouldering and I will climb my first v8. 

Gain One New Client Per Month

In 2017 I let Adventure fitness slip away. I started a new job and I didn't have the same drive that I once had for training clients. But my enthusiasm has been restored and I am eager to help other people reach their goals. I know 

TotalCoaching Review

posted Aug 19, 2017, 10:46 AM by Zachary Jabin   [ updated Aug 19, 2017, 10:52 AM ]

Until recently I had been letting Adventure Fitness slip. I had just started a new job and wasn't focused growing adventure fitness, but within a week two people reached out to me asking for my help. It launched me back into adventure fitness, but I wanted to make it better than before. For a long I had been using google docs to send out my workouts and receive feed back. The system worked, but I knew there were better options out there. I knew there was coaching software out there that could make things easier for me to send work outs to my clients. I started looking at all of my options. Total Coaching provided more of the things I was looking for than anyone else at the same price. 

The software has a lot of feature I have not full delved into, but it very easy to use and the workout get sent directly to the client who can see them on a Total Coaching app or on their computer. They can check off the exercises as the do them and provide feed on each workout. The software comes with access to exercise videos, but you can add videos of your own as well. In addition to the exercise log it also includes a food log. When you log what you eat it spits out all of the nutritional information for the entire day. 

There are a couple of things that couple make total coaching even better. It would be really nice if total coaching included an app for trainers as well. Even if it didn't include a way to edit training plans, it would be really nice if it were easier for me to check up on my clients progress from my phone. It would also be really nice if clients could log their Nutrition on the app. 

All in All Total Coaching has certainly made things easier for me and my clients like the upgrade as well. 

Spartan Beast Race Report from Heidi

posted Oct 4, 2016, 2:35 PM by Zachary Jabin

When I saw the Sun Peaks trail the night before the race honestly I was a little scared. It was up two huge hills up to the summit and back down. I have ran hills but nothing like this. 

I woke up the next morning ready to take on this challenge. Within 15 minutes of running I realized just how steep the hills were and how difficult it was gonna be. That was probably the hardest part of the race was the elevation gain. 

There was cold creeks, a bucket carry, spare throw, and all the obstacles that I expected. My training had got me ready to endurance being tired and pushing through and that came in handy with this race. 

At the end of the race I had pushed my body to the max and was satisfied to have just finished. Being able to complete a task I doubted the night before gave me a feeling of accomplishment and that's the reason I race. Thanks to Adventure Fitness to prep me with the tools I need to succeed! 

Siskiyou Out and Back(50k) 2016 Race Report By Mark

posted Jul 27, 2016, 2:12 PM by Zachary Jabin

Spartan Race Report by Heidi

posted Feb 8, 2016, 2:40 PM by Zachary Jabin

When I was driving to the Spartan Race, I was so nervous. It was my first race and I didn't know if I had gotten in over my head. Before training I was horrible at hills and this race would have a lot of them. However, after I started the race it wasn't as bad as I thought. I ran 9 miles, completed 29 obstacles, and crossed the finish line 4th in my age group. I don’t know if I could have finished this race without Zach’s training, but I defiantly know I wouldn't have done as well.  Finishing this race gave me the motivation and confidence I needed to try even more challenging races. Thank you adventure fitness!

My New Years Resolutions

posted Dec 31, 2015, 11:39 AM by Zachary Jabin   [ updated Dec 31, 2015, 7:33 PM ]

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” Jack Kerouac 

With the New Year comes resolutions. Here are some of mine:

Run a 50k!

This year I will be running the Smith Rock 50K. I have never raced a 50k, but I am excited for the new distance and for a long trail race.

Qualify for Boston

I have run 2 marthons, but I have yet run the qualifying time for boston. This year I will!!

Thru Hike

After hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2014 I have been itching to get back out there. I am not certain which trail I will be hiking, but what is certain is that I will not let 2016 pass without a thru hike. 

Climb Mount Jefferson

Though I hope to climb many mountains in 2016. Mount Jefferson stands at the top of my list. 

Ride the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

In 2016 I will ride the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

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