How Heroes Are Forged

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A brief exploration of topics in Christopher McDougall’s new book, Natural Born Heroes.

You Don’t Have to Run

This post was prompted by another blog post I read recently. Why do a majority of people think that running is the most effective way to lose weight? It probably has to do with the image that comes to mind, that of a lean endurance athlete. There is also the growing popularity of endurance sports, especially ultra distance activities. I happen to…

Mix it up

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This is going to be a short post since I didn’t have much time this weekend to work on my blog. I was up in Bend, Oregon with some old college friends and all the outdoor activities we participated in have wiped me out. Over the long weekend, we did some swimming, hiking, running, and stand up paddle boarding. Within each of…

A Sense of Community

Some of you may not know that I am part of a race management company known as Rogue Valley Race Group. We help organize and manage races such as runs, triathlons, and bike races. As this weekend comes to an end, we just wrapped up our biggest race of the year, known as Granite Man. Granite Man consists of seven races which…

The Aerobic Energy System

Now days, when the word aerobics is mentioned, visions of leotard clad women in step class may come to mind. For others, it may bring to mind an image of a skinny marathon runner. The strength and power athlete may react to the word with fear, fear of losing strength gains and explosive power. The aerobic training system is an important component…