Wow. Totally blown away! Here is just a sneak peek of a couple of things that caught my attention at the Winter Outdoor Retailer.
KEEN.WARM Heat Trapolator- can a winter boot be warmer without being bulkier? According to Keen…hells yeah! This honeycomb, lofted insulation works a lot like an attic…the more air there is, the warmer…Continue
Added by Randi Hitchcock on January 27, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments
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Joe wrote to me on facebook today: With the Superbowl just around the corner. I have a question for you about alcohol and recovery. I am in my preseason for training and was wondering what the affect of a couple of beers would have on my recovery? Would it be recommend…Continue
Well it's interesting that back in the hey day of mountain bike innovation there was one thing that never truly was tackled well, the dirt drop. Chucky Cunningham and the boys at WTB (Wilderness Trail Bikes, pre-Global empire) offered the much loved and sought after, WTB Dirt Drop. $50 for the handlebar in a day when handlebars didn't cost $50. Yet they figured out special stems and shifter pods to slap your thumbies on for them. Can't hardly find a pic of a Cunningham bike without a dirt…Continue
Added by Jon Severson on January 26, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments
Recently at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show in SLC, Utah, Teva made a HUGE announcement that they will be adding the Winter Teva Mountain Games. The games are scheduled to take place on February 9th-12th, 2012 in Vail, Colorado. Although I haven’t seen a full list of events yet, they will include art and music components, with snow and ice sculpture contests, free concerts, films and…Continue
Added by Randi Hitchcock on January 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Here is my first painting for the year 2011!
It's named "Linger". Check it out!
This is a portrait of a lady who has a
personality similar to my bro Chris.
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After I completed the Chicago Marathon I notice my toenails were black? What causes this and how can I prevent it from happening?
Recent trauma to your toe may have caused the toenail to become black. This is because it is bruised and blood has gathered under the nail. Some causes of black toenails can be wearing no socks, having too thick of a sock or having shoes that are too…
My first ascent up the Incline, with the Spikes was interesting! It took me a little while to become accustomed to them; specifically, how to plant my foot, on each step. With the snow beginning to melt, a lot of "ties' were exposed. With the substantial spikes on this great winter tool, a couple times I found a spike 'catching' on the wood. So, I then needed to watch carefully where, and how, I planted my foot. A fellow passed me (running) with them on his feet. I said "how much do you love…Continue
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Added by Nicole Odell on January 12, 2011 at 11:10pm — No Comments
Last week Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced datesworth marking on your calendars. The 2011 free admittance National Parkdays! This includes National Monuments as well.
Mark your calendar for these fee-free days in 2011:
Kick start your adrenaline reserves from the winter…Continue
Added by Tim Bergsten on January 11, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Great question posed in Competitor magazine. Matt Fitzgerald responds;
Weightlifting and other forms of strength training help runners in three ways.
First, they enhance performance, mainly by boosting running economy. The legs function like springs during running. Research has shown that weightlifting and plyometrics (jumping exercises) make the legs springier, so runners move faster with less energy.
Second, strength training also reduces injury risk. Instability…Continue
Added by Wanda McCormick on January 9, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part.
I’m a compulsive overeater and food addict. And a stress eater … and a boredom eater … and hey, while we’re at it, let’s throw emotional eater and “just-because-it’s-there” eater in there, too. I tipped the scales at 237 in 2001, and at only 5’1”, that’s fat! Over the past two decades, I have been on and off diets, losing anywhere from 30 to 80 lbs. No matter how many successful starts I’ve had, something—a family…Continue
From my perspective as a personal trainer, I see a lot of goals coming back to “Eat right and exercise.” These are the behaviors that give us the health and energy that our other goals require. At the same time, I do see that some…Continue
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Pops, when he was wrapping up a story, would cap it with a famous saying used in a western movie. I don't quite remember what movie or who coined the phrase, but he would love to say "That's the way it was, going west..." in his hills of northern Connecticut-rumbling voice. Now, after time has gone and done what's inevitable, I am proud to keep Pop's great sayings going strong by recalling "the way it was" with the Las Vegas Marathon.
It was cold that morning. The sun…Continue
Wanda McCormick, a lady that came into a new town (Colorado Springs) in…
Added by Wanda McCormick on January 3, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments
"Cycling the Springs" a Road Cyclists guide to Colorado Springs and its surrounding areas is now available.
This book has all of the road cycling routes (no dirt, no trails) from South Denver all the way through Colorado
The book is 235 pages and includes information about the areas, routes, elevation gain, distance and
also detailed route sheets at the end of the…Continue
Added by Edward Bidinotto on January 1, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments