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Coach or Trainer? What’s the difference?

  As I transition out of being  a personal trainer, exclusively, I’m presented with the question of, “who needs a trainer, who needs a coach, and what is the difference?” To answer this question I look back and reflect on the hundreds of clients I’ve worked with at my last fitness studio. Most, came to […]

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Reclamation

As I continue on this fitness endeavor, both professional and personal, I cannot help but wonder what the evolution of this industry will produce. The information available is far reaching, diverse, contradictory, and to a greater extent dogmatic. Fitness, as well as nutrition, has become a form of “faith” made up of a multitude of […]

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Heartland 100 Race Report

Flint Hills, Cassoday, KS. Warning: this will be pretty graphic. Thursday, October 11, 2012. My wife Jody and I arrived in El Dorado, KS at 6:15 PM. We got checked in and picked up some supplies from the local Walmart. It felt good to arrive and we were both relieved to be at our destination […]

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Mt. Taylor 50k

Consistency. In order to gauge performance one must “put out” at a high level in each race or competition.  This means having the guts to suffer and know that the suffering will come at some point. This was on my mind a lot during the Mt Taylor 50k on Saturday. First off, what an amazing […]

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2012: An Honest Assessment

January 2012 was a turning point.  It was time to all-in, or continuing in that middle-area, of “OK” at lots of things, but “good” at none.  I had just completed a 6-week strength training block in the studio, working up to a 40 pullup max, and 5×315 deadlift.  This was great, but in the end […]

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Accountability and Initiating Positive Change

Operating a private personal training studio is a really unique experience.  Clients are seeking my services out, knowing a good amount about what I am providing already.  This makes the transition from potential client, to active client, a rapid process.  Goals are expressed immediately as are opportunities and limitations.  The process has begun. Example: I […]

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Mt. Werner 50k Race Report

More than was anticipated… This became a central theme to the birthday/race weekend. Driving up to Steamboat took a long time… really long. We left Albuquerque on Friday at about 9:00 AM and finally arrived in Steamboat around 6:00 PM. After picking up keys to our condo we arranged a meal for the evening and […]

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An exciting mention for Mount Werner 50k in the Steamboat paper!

From Steamboat Today, August 5, 2012 Steamboat race on Mount Werner increases distance, looks to stay Jake Lawrence of Albuquerque, N.M., crosses the finish line during the Mount Werner Classic on Saturday at Steamboat Ski Area. Lawrence finished second in 4 hours, 55 minutes. Photo by Matt Stensland Steamboat Springs — Jake Lawrence planned out his running […]

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Upcoming Race: Mount Werner Classic 50k

Upcoming Race: Steamboat Springs: Mount Werner Classic 50k – August 04, 2012

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Strength 4 Endurance

Warm-Up: 4 rounds KB Complex x 6 reps Goblets L-Arm Swing R-Arm Swing L-Arm Clean R-Arm Clean L-Leg DL R-Leg DL Work: 10 rds 2 x KB Front Squat @88kg 2 x Split Jump Work2: 6 rds 5 x Scottie Bobs @ 30# DB’s 5 x Horizontal Ring Pulls :30 Airdyne (arms only) Finish: 4 […]