Finishing: at least there will be a good story

When my daughter is pushing her broccoli around, mulling over quitting the soccer team mid-season, I’ll be able to say, “It’s important to finish what you started,” and back it up.  After chipping away at my sports science master’s degree since 2015, a winding path that has seen six unexpected career changes and required twoContinue reading “Finishing: at least there will be a good story”

Running up Mt. Massive

On Tuesday, Christie and I decided, after our normal morning routine (me drinking coffee and typing from 5:15-6:45 … Novi interrupting me…and then discussing ‘theology time’ as a family on the couch while our baby opens cupboards and does laps up and down the hallway until nature calls for everyone) that it would be funContinue reading “Running up Mt. Massive”

What are your thoughts?

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1365-201X.2001.00871.x So, San Millan pointed out that MCT-1 and MCT-4 are important for clearing lactate, and he said the way to increase MCT-1, which are in slow twitch muscle fibers, is through Zone 2 training. Maybe there are studies that back up that claim, but I found this one, linked above, with Nordic skiers, thatContinue reading “What are your thoughts?”

Training log

Tuesday A.M. – 70-minute run on the new singletrack trails down by Turquoise Lake. These trails are a great addition to the Leadville scene. I’d say they’re more fun on a mountain bike, but I’m digging them for running, too. One great thing is the rolling nature of the trails, the ability to hook upContinue reading “Training log”

Peaks and Valleys: Dan Hobbs and the 14er self-supported record

As Dan Hobbs’ eyes ricochet off his suit coat and out his Rand Tower office window at the Marquette Avenue traffic below, his mind can’t help but wander back to Colorado. In 2013, he bolted for the mountains, convinced they could heal him from severe depression. It worked. He hiked all 58 14,000-foot peaks inContinue reading “Peaks and Valleys: Dan Hobbs and the 14er self-supported record”

Podcast dropping tomorrow …you won’t want to miss this one

Peaks and Valleys: Dan Hobbs and the 14er self-supported record As Dan Hobbs’ eyes ricochet off his suit coat and out his Rand Tower office window at the Marquette Avenue traffic below, his mind can’t help but wander back to Colorado. In 2013, he bolted for the mountains, convinced they could heal him from severeContinue reading “Podcast dropping tomorrow …you won’t want to miss this one”

Marcione: Chris on kick, part 1

It has often perplexed me why there is so little love for classic skiing in Colorado, and why many people default to skating. With the dry snow and endless gradual to moderate climbs, Colorado should be producing an army of classic striders. Let’s be honest, skate skiing can be miserable for a good chunk ofContinue reading “Marcione: Chris on kick, part 1”