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Speed bench with a morning of stair climbing by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Mar 2010 12:00am OK party people. Last week I was busy and kind of sick so the my training posts haven't been as regular. Today I felt better and am back on the wagon, or off the wagon, whichever is the good one. Here is the workout I did. The morning session is really just to keep my aerobic system healthy and maintain a good body fat percentage. The afternoon ... Read on »
Climbing News from Here and Abroad - 11/17/11 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 17 Nov 2011 9:00am Northwest: --A weekend of peace and spirituality turned deadly for a Los Angeles area man whose shoeless body was found Sunday on the slopes of Mount Shasta after he apparently tried to climb the treacherous mountain on Saturday wearing only a t-shirt and sweat pants. The body of Michael Falvo, 19, was discovered around 1 p.m. Sunday nea ... Read on »
Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 1/17/13 by Jason Martin Posted Thu 17 Jan 2013 9:00am Northwest: --Robert Prosser, 60, a climber from Edmonds, WA, was killed on Monday while ice climbing at Banks Lake. Details of the accident are still sketchy. There will be more soon. To read more, click here . -A backcountry skier was injured on Tuesday near Chair Peak. The skier injured his ankle in a fall. Due to high winds, a helico ... Read on »
Speed Ascents by John Lacroix Posted Thu 10 Nov 2011 2:00am Speed Climbing and Speed Hiking seems to be a new trend in our outdoor society. To those who seek the peak faster then all, power to you. The more I've investigated this type of pursuit, the more I've realized that these folks are taking "Human Potential" to elevated levels. Beyond what those who conjured up the HP Movement ever dreamed it would ... Read on »
Beautifully Hard by Wingman Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Apr 2010 7:25am On Saturday I went on the most grueling, challenging bike ride I had ever performed yet at the same time I was in awe of the scenery and the amazing feeling of accomplishment during and after the ride.  Over the course of 82 miles I climbed 7,801 feet, passed by waterfalls, saw horses grazing in wide open fields, was passed by a mini cooper club ... Read on »
Nydam Envisioned Battenkill Victory by Tom H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 Apr 2009 11:33pm Having maintained a solo attack for most of the race, Scott Nydam (BMC) enjoyed a satisfying victory at the Tour of Battenkill-Roubaix Invitational. After spending nearly 175km off the front, Nydam muscled his way to the finish line more than two minutes ahead of second-placed Karl Menzies (OUCH p/b Maxxis) and third-placed Francois Parisien ( ... Read on »
Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride by Kelownagurl Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Apr 2009 1:41pm Sunday, May 25, 2008 As I had planned, I took it pretty easy all week. Did one run during the week, and had a great 1800m swim on Saturday but other than, nothing. We made an early night of it Saturday (no wine either) and got up Sunday at 6am. Ate yogurt mixed with oatmeal and fruit, and a coffee. Nice to stick with the usual. We ... Read on »
Out of Breath by Amy H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm The " Elements of Effort" is one of my favorite running books. Modeled after Strunk & White's "Elements of Style" as a brief, everyone-should-own on the author's musings on running.  EOE is a compilation of reflections--some a few paragraphs and some longer essays that seem to make a connection with me and my running.  "Shivering" "Gravity" and ... Read on »
A Winter's Tale by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 16 Apr 2009 11:13pm Recently, my friend John Winship was caught in poor visibility, strong winds, freezing rain/snow and was missing for two days in New Hampshire's White Mountains. I asked him about his lessons learned and this is what he wrote (published with his permission). I think you'll find it meaningful and profound. "Solo expedition to Mt. Rainier in M ... Read on »
Aging Tips from an “Old” Porsche by Total Health Breakthroughs Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 3:00am My head hit the headrest as Lance stepped on the gas and the car bolted forward. My body felt heavy as the force of acceleration pulled me into the bucket seat. With a flick of his wrist, he hit second gear and popped the clutch. The rear wheels chirped, then grabbed the pavement and the car began to accelerate again. With every sec ... Read on »