I’m deep in a winter training routine. The weather has me confined to indoor locales like the Shed and occasionally the climbing gym in Ventura. I love it. Holing up in the basement to grow lobster arms while the crags soak is definitely my thing. I’ve taken this opportunity to campus a bunch and I’m… Continue reading send me on my way
I’m making a list of rad things. There’ll be a couple things on there I’ve personally wanted to do for quite some time, like climb a 5.14 and do a one-arm/one-finger pull-up, but mostly this is designed to be a compilation of rad things I think any self-respecting, inbred group of angry climbers would want… Continue reading I’m making a list and I’m checking it twice.
My butterfly is coming together. I did a 200m IM today without passing out. Amazingly. da numbers: 400m easy free/pull 3 x 100m free @ 2:00 100m fly kick drill 200m IM 200m pull 200m kick total distance: 1400m crankenstein.com
You will never be powerful enough. It’s hard to develop a tenet, let alone an immutable one. I mean, how do you know something you propose as infallible will never be challenged? Easy: think like a sociopath. Stick to your conviction with the ferocity of a religious fundamentalist – no one’s going to tell you… Continue reading an immutable tenet
In an effort to get some people to go to Bishop with me, I want to direct your attention to this: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3087474&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Mirando from Jon McCartie on Vimeo. Which reminds me, this dude’s blog is rad: http://www.fractionfilm.com/2009/02/mirando/ crankenstein.com
This evening’s pool session felt alright. Of note was the 4 x 100 of IM strokes I did, which started with my first 100m of fly in long course. Well, 2-kick fly, but that’s still progress. What by all indications should have been a flat swimming day turned in to a good workout. Just getting… Continue reading last water, IM progress
Today’s post title is courtesy of Brian Spiering. Inspired by The Temptations’ The Way You Do the Things You Do, Brian’s instinct to connect a powerfully emotional song with a collection of routes typifies the Owl Tor pathology – which I’m positive will lend it self to a rad conjunction (ex. path-Owl-ogy). I’ve not had… Continue reading if rad routes were a minute, the Tor would be an hour