Chinese Liniments Revisited

A few months back, I started experimenting with different Chinese liniments and I’m quite impressed with the results.  While everyone is different, I think some of theses things could make a big difference for older athletes out there—and maybe a few young ones too. Continue reading

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Running Well Off the Bike

“It always comes down to the last run,” my old coach used to warn me.  Yet many triathletes and duathletes will admit that they have miserable final runs.  Their legs turn to blocks of concrete and their pace falls far short of their potential.  A lousy run seems to be a rite of passage for most multisport athletes– and it takes a very long time until the run finally starts coming together.  This short blog post will hopefully shorten the learning curve. Continue reading

Review: The Supple Leopard and Ready to Run– What Endurance Athletes Can Learn From the CrossFit Community

I live down the street from one of the many crossfit studios that are springing up like autumn mushrooms here in Seattle.  I’m not a fan of crossfit.  In this regard, I agree with Steve Magness’s strong criticism of the crossfit movement.  Nevertheless, I do have profound respect for Kelly Starrett, a doctor of physical therapy and self-professed avid runner, who is at the core of the crossfit movement.  This review is about two of his books: Becoming a Supple Leopard and Ready to Runwhich I think belong on every endurance athlete’s bookshelf.

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