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Go take a flying leap

Taking a flying leap into the next level of riding an working out almost put me into the worst pit for long-distance athletes.  The hell of injured hamstrings.  Of all muscles to kill off and develop trouble ...

Getting the right capture equipment

Finding the right video camera to capture this year’s training trip has been a production. As much as I like running around with my Nikon D300s, it’s just not practical for expedition filming. It& ...

Big bite

When you sign up for something with enthusiasm, you might not look at all the impacts or challenges the activity entails. As you get into the details, you might realize that the challenge is much greater than ...

Training in any weather

When you’re training for a major expedition, you have to train regardless of the weather conditions. I suppose if there’s a lightning storm or a flood, then you can have a pass. For us southern ...

Tire dragging basics

Dragging a tire through the neighborhood will get you some strange looks.  But there is no better way to train for cross country skiing while dragging a sled while living in southern California.   ...

What have you done?

I had the opportunity to speak with an executive at National Geographic for a few moments at an expedition presentation at University of California, San Diego.  There was a short time to talk to him and I ...

Getting good sleep. ZZZzzz….

Does lack of sleep have an impact on your body?  Absolutely!  It seems obvious but when you’re just getting ready for work, you might not notice compared to working out heavily.  As was this morning ...

How fast can YOU skateboard?

There are some extreme sports and people call what I do extreme in a sense. Even though the sport below isn’t mine, I completely appreciate the filming, effort and all the pain they went through to get ...

Training log holes

At first, I poo-poo’d the idea of keeping a training log.  I thought I was working out pretty well and certainly every day.  But, as I’m serious about what I’m doing, keeping a log seemed ...

The ultimate pen?

This is the ultimate pen.  There have been many others but there can only be One.  This is it.  Of the few I’ve used, the M4B Military Version is my favorite edition.  It has served me for years in ...

Golden Trout CWGT Elevation profile

Based on the times and distances I was posting during my 5 day backpack through the Golden Trout Wilderness, I had the feeling that the distance measurements described in the book were shorter than what I was ...

Finally at half marathon range

I have finally achieved half marathon range with my Five Finger shoes. It’s taken a long, long time. Today was within spitting distance of that elusive 13.1 miles. At 2 hours in, I started to cramp up, ...