Monthly Archives: May 2010

Last-minute Bolder Boulder Training

Last week I wrote some tips for flash training for the Bolder Boulder. Since you only have a few days until the big race, I figured we should revisit those really important tips now. I think tip No. 4, “Rest … Continue reading

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Backcountry boozing

I’m not much of a backcountry boozer myself…though I won’t turn down a sip of whiskey from a friend’s flask, especially on those cold ice climbing days. However, this summer I might have to try the backcountry gin & tonic … Continue reading

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News flash: You’re not a pro.

I expected to get a lot of hatemail for telling aggro athletes to chill the fuck out. Instead, I’ve received fan mail. It seems I’ve hit a nerve. (Then again, I might still get that hatemail!) If you’re wondering about … Continue reading

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Running tips

I just go out and run. I’m probably doing it wrong. And after writing this story about running-form tips, I know I’m doing a few things wrong. Maybe you are, too. The doctors from Alternative Family Medicine gave me a … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes on Trail Ridge Road

Yesterday I attended Rocky Mountain National Park‘s annual media day for the plowing of Trail Ridge Road. It was super cool to go up there while the road is still closed, stop in the middle of the road to check … Continue reading

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Ride the Divide

The cycling flick coming to the Boulder Theater on Saturday night, “Ride the Divide,” looks like it’ll be full of compelling stories of suffering and celebrating, perseverance and passion. Don’t get me wrong — I love bike porn. But it’s … Continue reading

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Field Notes: An important question

Today’s Field Notes asks a very important question: What am I doing out here?!? Yep, I’m searching for some meaning in outdoor pursuits. I really wonder on those days when I get sandblasted while climbing in 40-mph winds. Or try … Continue reading

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Organic doughnuts (no kidding)

It finally happened: Someone told me how to get an organic doughnut in Boulder. You might remember that I conducted a Great Doughnut Experiment this spring. The challenge was to see whether a doughnut could fuel a day of climbing … Continue reading

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Saturday to-do list

Big surprise — there’s stuff to do in Boulder tomorrow. For you gluttons for punishment, there’s the Sunshine Hill Climb. For you slacker types, there are free slacklining lessons in North Boulder Park. And for everyone, there’s the Battle in … Continue reading

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Dating tips for outdoorsy types

I’m married (and that’s not me and the hub in the photo), which either means I have tons of credibility or zero when it comes to dating. Either way, I have plenty of single friends, and they’re not afraid to … Continue reading

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