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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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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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Leadville Trail Marathon Race Report

Leadville Trail Marathon, 5th place overall, 4:17: Saturday, June 30, Leadville, CO This race would prove to be by far my most memorable thus far in 2012. Preparations went fairly well leading up to the race. I logged quite a few mountain miles, mainly on Saturday mornings in the foothills. Pino trail, La Luz trail, […]