Monthly Archives: October 2008

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October 30, 2008 posted by

Run & Live Longer

I’m pretty sure this study would apply to most fit people but it’s always good to get some positive reinforcement. I would say the more important issue is quality of…

October 28, 2008 posted by

Exercise Without Exercise

Two drugs could be on the way that would change the world as we know it. I’m not prepared to go into a philosophical discourse on the subject yet. There…

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October 23, 2008 posted by

The World’s Most Inane Beverage

What if we made an electrolyte supplement that didn’t have any electrolytes in it? Common logic would suggest that you’d be thrown out of a marketing meeting for such a…

October 20, 2008 posted by

Challenge, er, I Mean Recon

Trent and I headed out Sat morning to attempt his birthday challenge. It was something he’d concocted a while back. I’d put a little thought into it and came up…

October 13, 2008 posted by

2008/9 Early Season Training

The objective is to build a solid base over the winter that will carry me through the next play season. The program is built around my first performance peak at…

October 12, 2008 posted by

Season’s End

Sitting inside on a snowy October morning I’m planning next season. Providing our economy doesn’t transform our nation into some version of The Road Warrior, 2009 should be a lot…

October 7, 2008 posted by

Bigger Stronger Faster

I’ve written a fair amount about drug use in sports over the years. Some of you have pointed out that sometimes I seem to vilify it while other times I’m…

October 6, 2008 posted by

Listen To Your Body

Here’s a rant by Gregg Valentino, the man with the largest arms in the world. The guy is pretty controversial but he talks straight. We cover most of these subjects…

October 4, 2008 posted by


Yesterday my foot popped off a hold while working on my project (video of route, not me), shock-loaded my already weakened shoulder, and this morning I’m sitting here icing and…

October 2, 2008 posted by


For outdoor athletes, fall is the best time of the year. Climbing with Ben the other day, he stated his desire to start taking every October off of work. It…