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Al T ‘Tude Bad Ass Camp Athlete’s Guide

June 2-12, I’m hosting a dozen athletes at my home in Snowmass for a week long frenzy of biking and running. Springtime in the Rockies. Here is the preview I gave to them: Base Camp: My family’s home in Snowmass … Continue reading

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Chair Lift Stories III

“Where are we going to go next?” Sitting on the Sheer Bliss lift between my son and wife, I felt warmth from both the high-altitude sun and familial camaraderie. Two days since the last snow, everything was open, soft and … Continue reading

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Out With The Old, In With The New

[copy of a post to EN Forum today] The intent of this thread is to encourage folks to review their past year in training and racing, and report goals for the coming year. Not intended as simply a summary of … Continue reading

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High Hamstring Tendonopathy

On the EN forum, the issue of high hamstring tendon injury was raised. I’ve had this on both sides over the past year, so I contributed: I’m going to share my own experience with this over the past 14 months, … Continue reading

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Going to Tibet – Concluded

I’ve just concluded my final packing run-through and am about to button up my airline bag. Here’s how it’s going, bottom to top as packed for the plane… Outer Outer Bag: Eagle Creek “No Matter What” Flashpoint Rolling Duffel, Large … Continue reading

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Responding to Radical Jihadist Terror – II

Those closest to ISIS must take the lead in expunging them from the planet: Turkey, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, EU; getting them on the same page requires patience and diligent leadership. This is not a far-fetched dream of unicorns. … Continue reading

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The Performance Management Chart (In English)

I promised an explanation in English of the post I wrote about my Performance Management Chart for the year 2011. Where does the data come from? Every swim, bike ride, and run I do, I’m wearing my Garmin Fenix 2 … Continue reading

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The Mental Game

Endurance Nation has a thread running now about mental training, as if it were a separate discipline, like nutrition. Here is my contribution: I’m a big believer that the conscious mind is only a very small part of what controls … Continue reading

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The Driest Place on Earth

“Three years … Poof. It hasn’t rained here – really rained – in ten.” Alain had a bit of a smirk when he said this. He was always making jokes, like noting that a Frenchman wouldn’t need to shower for … Continue reading

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“This guy is like that cartoon character, what’s it called, in Looney Toons, the Tasmanian Devil?” I was standing next to a madly boiling geyser in the Tatio basin, up at 4300 meters (over 14,000 feet) elevation. To the east, … Continue reading

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