Fitness

What’s an expert?

Found this on skidiva.com Advanced or Expert – Not Sure, it’s worth considering for any pursuit — not just skiing. skigrl27 wrote: Tiger Woods is an expert golfer, but he is challenged every time he plays, right? You will always be challenged on the slopes – heck, that’s kinda why we’re out there, right? There will always be harder trails, bigger cliffs, sicker lines, etc. I think if you willingly and frequently ski double-blacks and “expert only” terrain – and do so respectfully (ie: not tumbling down the whole thing) then you are considered an expert skier.

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July in the Silicon Valley

Can’t be just the high price of gas!  It’s Wednesday and there very little traffic and a pleasant 70 degress outside!  Track was a blast yesterday and not only did I run well (quite a few 75second 400’s) but I’m not sore today and …   IT’S A NICE DAY!

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What’s your excuse?

Life is hard, don’t use your kids as an excuse. It’s air conditioning season and I keep on finding people who say lame things like: “this new air conditioning system is for my ____” when in reality it’s an excuse to make your life easier. Make life suck a bit more so you can enjoy it. Think of it this way, I was riding up Kings Mountain Road on Monday and I felt just miserable, upset stomach, legs were lead, cold, and just felt totally off.

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Cap Gains for Cap Projects

Had an interesting conversation the other day with another rider while heading up to the top of Page Mill — of course the whole point was to pass the time while riding the last mile and a half.  The basic premise of the conversation went something like this: California has a problem with a budget that varies quite radically, the core of the problem is that in a good economy the tax revenue from capital gains is large, so the state then sets up a whole bunch of projects that need that revenue to exist.

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Ski Instructor Orientation

A few years ago I spent a winter taking EMT classes to become an EMT…  One idea at the time was to hang out being ski patrol, but the hours that ski patrol works is not “family friendly”.  Getting out to the mountain way early to help setup and then late to help take down, it might have been fun, but not something that fits life at the moment. Now we’re into the 2007-2008 ski season and I’m going to do something a little more family friendly… Ski instruction.

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Revmaster

Got the revmaster this weekend! Now to finish outfitting it… On the shopping list: Pedals — Turns out that look no longer makes Delta cleat pedals, so either need to go shopping on eBay or “upgrade” two bikes worth of pedals. The challenge with upgrading is what to get… so it’s off to eBay. Some of the ideals: Shimano PD-6620 Speedplay Look Keo Sprint Time — I really like my ATACs.

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Lemond Revmaster or Kettler Ergoracer GT

Thoughts… Kettler Ergoracer - $1600 Lemond Revmaster - $1000 - craigslist $600 Daum Ergo 8i Update: Bought the Revmaster from craiglists (used) for $500, has been very useful during the winter months, use it from time to time this spring when I’ve only had a short ~30 minute window to get a ride in… Easy “quality”.

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9:45 ride time, 11:15 total time… a good day on the deathride.

9:45 ride time, 11:15 total time… a good day on the deathride.

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death ride

Death Ride tomorow! 5 Passes here I come!

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8m tempo

Run, run, run… Goal — 8m @ 7:22 pace Actual — 8m @ 7:16 pace Legs, tired, wanted to stop in the middle. But, once 4m came around it was just mind over pavement to keep on moving.

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