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Spearfishing Catalina Island’s Little Harbor

This past weekend a small group of us made the journey from the Southern California mainland over to Catalina Island.  When I say “made the journey,” I mean [...]

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New Year’s Eve Mountain Bike Ride

It’s not often that we take the cameras out and strap them onto our bikes while riding.  But the other day I figured, why not?  I want to [...]

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Hill Sprints: Doing them Effectively

Friday morning at CrossFit LA our workout was 6 hill sprints on a 5 minute interval.  Easy, right?  I approach life most crossfit workouts with a student’s mind [...]

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The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports….Really?

  Or, the “serious problem of sensational editorial in sports nutrition?” The other day a good friend and fellow endurance athlete shared a link on the Rooted Facebook page [...]

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Hammerstein 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race

  About three weeks ago my buddy Ryan asked me if I’d race the 2-man 8 hour Hammerstein mountain bike race with him on what I thought was [...]

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What’s to Love about the Indy 500?

  Racers are a special breed, a subset of athletes.  There is no doubt that racing requires a unique mentality.  It only took a few years of being [...]

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CrossFit SoCal Regionals: A Nutritional Perspective

  About a month or so ago I started working out at CrossFit LA.  Though I haven’t gotten around to writing why I started CrossFit, I will say [...]

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Like A Pro: Laying Out your Racing Year

The triathlon season can be long, especially in warm weather states where you can pretty much race 12 months a year.  Laying out your season with a clear [...]

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How Many Calories do you Burn Running, Cycling, Bird Watching or Taking out the Trash?

Do you ever wonder how many calories you burn while running, swimming, cycling?  How about taking out the trash, truck driving, bathing your dog or bird watching?  Well [...]

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Part Two: Some More Racing Tactics

1.  Have a plan, and know what will go wrong Something will go wrong in your race.  Accept it.  Knowing what can and will go wrong while competing [...]

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