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Olympic Sprinting, Local Farm Tour, Massages and More

Posted Apr 09 2010 7:29am

primalconupdates More exciting news from PrimalCon! We have secured the appearance of national champion and US Olympic team runner Michael Stember . Stember shocked the track world as a Stanford undergrad, when his furious kick landed him a spot on the 2000 US Olympic team at 1500 meters. He subsequently enjoyed a long career as one of America’s top milers, and has recently relocated to Malibu, CA and become a Primal enthusiast. Michael will take participants through a unique sprint workout session, introducing some top secret drills and principles that he learned from the world’s top coaches and runners during his career. Known as a free thinker and innovator in the running community, PrimalCon participants will get a “kick” out of Michael’s refreshing attitude and precise instruction.

Our “green” consultant Nikki Florio has done an incredible job securing various sponsors for food and participant goodies. She’s helped us form an exciting alliance with McGrath Family Farms (5th generation Ventura County farmers), where we will take a guided tour of their award-winning organic growing operation on Friday afternoon, then eat the very same produce at our catered meals the entire weekend! Nikki’s efforts and Saturday presentation should add a refreshing eco angle to the conference.

Participants will get plenty of vigorous exercise in over the weekend, but they can look forward to some wonderful indulgences too. We have arranged for FREE massages for each participant over the course of the weekend, with highly trained staff members from the prestigious Ojai School of Massage taking 30-minute evening appointments over the course of the weekend. Furthermore, in the spirit of adapting Primal Blueprint principles to the modern world, I have booked the Presidential Suite at the Mandalay Beach resort to host evening wine and chocolate fireside chats in these spacious quarters. And this isn’t any ordinary chocolate… I don’t even want to get into this at risk of inciting extreme jealousy among those who can’t attend!

Truth be told, I picked Oxnard because of the fabulous beaches and seaside Mandalay resort. Little did I know that it was the epicenter of Southern California Community Supported Agriculture! I personally can’t wait to take this lauded McGrath farm tour. Furthermore, we’ll strengthen the CSA connection with PrimalCon by closing our conference with a stroll over to the Oxnard Farmers’ Market on Sunday noon, where we will be treated to a meal of fresh caught fish (I’m talking right off the boat that morning) and locally grown produce, followed by some shopping from the numerous vendors of locally grown foods and other products.

We’re going to photograph and video documentary the entire weekend and blast MDA with all kinds of exciting multimedia highlights in the coming months. Which side of the camera do you want to be on?! I know it’s a big deal to give up a weekend and allot the budget to attend PrimalCon, but we have room for you and it’s gonna be a blast. If you have a chance to squeeze in some last minute plans, we’ll waive the late fee to facilitate you pulling the trigger. Click here to review more details at PrimalCon and to register for the conference. I hope to see you there!

P.S. I want to throw a shout out to one of our sponsors. Trapezerigging.com has provided us with 2 portable pull-up bars to be used during our Primal Blueprint Fitness session. I’ve had a chance to give it a whirl and I’ve got to say that it’s a really nifty piece of equipment. It’s built sturdy so you feel confident using it, but it’s light and breaks down easily (to be stored in the canvas bag it comes with). If you’re looking for a pull-up bar definitely give this one a look.

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