Carver Cliffs

On a Saturday morning, when I could have ridden with teammates I decided to set out alone instead. I had planned and intended to do this ride last week, when I should have been going to the local throwdown. The one I was going to skip until Tym asked me if I was going. I... Continue Reading →

Change of Tissue.

Back when I started cycling I wrote about the difficulty of changing the musculature of my body. For the two years previous I had been sculpting my body to climb in the mountains, which requires a vastly different type of strength. During those two years my body weight fluctuated by twenty pounds. I went as... Continue Reading →

Pure Extravagance

Tuesday I committed a rare act of kindness.  I was climbing with my new friend Jim at the PRG when I girl and her boyfriend asked if they could steal some chalk from Jim.  They where newbies, but somehow I was filled with joy and gave them my chalk bag.  After a brief discussion I... Continue Reading →

Soloing and Risk. (Part 2)

I wanted to jump on this before yet another person found it and told me to read, only to end the conversation with "That could be you, you never know what can happen". The rant\ heart felt feelings below come via The Climbing Narc. You should read the post, then read Max Zolotukhin post on his accident, then I would suggest reading Jamie Emerson's post on the subject, as always with blogs, be sure to read the comments section. Knowing the content of the above posts and comments is important to understanding the content below.

Where have I been??

21-October-09 Warm up; 5' on Airdyne Training: Standing finger curls 6x12@45 Lunges: 6x20@40 Bent over row 6x12@65 Clean 6x12@45 Back Extensions: 6x12 4x with 90" rests 15 Dumbbell swings @40 5 pull ups Mini leg blaster 10 Push ups 22-October-09 30 min run....heart rate monitor wasn't working. 20 min stretching PM: Warm up: 5 min... Continue Reading →

Mental toughness and progress.

There were a lot of things that I was going to write about, but I've decided to keep away from some arguments. One was a discussion started on Scott Semple's amazing blog. It has been continued over at Blake Herrington's blog. The discussion revolves around climbing sponsorship, spray, and really the state of climbing media. I was going to jump in, but I'm just going to let it go. For sure I have some views on this topic, but I don't know enough so I'm going to stay out of it.

7-September-09 Cardio/Circuit workout

Cardio 40 min run sub 140 heart rate through OES neighborhood. Circuit Training: Warm up: 3x 90" ab bridge/10 situps with 35lbs/10 get up ball slams with 12 lbs ball Training: 4x 3' rest between rounds 10 push ups 15 kb swings #35 Leg Blaster 5 Pull ups Cool down: 5' on Airdyne at sub... Continue Reading →

Goal Setting

Over a year and a half ago now I got really into training.   I lost about 20 pounds, was fitter than when I was in High School and climbing harder and with more confidence than I ever had.  Then last January I nearly sliced my index finger off and along with that went my drive. ... Continue Reading →

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