Coming Home

April 4th, 2010 (6 Comments)

The whole family and I decided to take a four day camping and rock climbing trip to Jackson Falls in southern Illinois. Now I would venture that aesthetic camping and rock climbing are not the first things you would think of when picturing Illinois. I was also skeptical a few years back when a friend […]

Ancient Art

March 25th, 2010 (2 Comments)

Ancient Art

The Limitations of Sports Drinks

March 25th, 2010 (No Comments)

Carbohydrates are the premier fuel source for athletic activity providing energy at a much higher rate than fat. However, unlike fat our body has a limited supply of carbohydrates and when this supply is eliminated we “bonk” or “hit the wall”. During exercise your body relies on two sources for carbohydrate: stored carbohydrate in the […]

Madison Ironman, Nick Rhoads on the bike

March 22nd, 2010 (No Comments)

Nick Rhoads on the bike, Madison Ironman

Used Road and Tri-bicycles

March 19th, 2010 (2 Comments)

I am a big proponent of buying used bikes. Whenever I have a friend or a client in the market for a bike I steer them in the direction of buying one second hand over new. The biggest reason for this is that new bikes can be really expensive! Like used cars, as soon as […]

A Few Good Reasons to Race

March 11th, 2010 (1 Comment)

As a personal trainer I’m always encouraging my clients that don’t compete to enter local races and events. Most of these individuals run or bike, but I also have skiers, swimmers and paddlers. For the ambitious recreational athlete there are events that incorporate all these activities and more. When I broach my clients on the […]

Rock Climbing Red River Gorge Style

February 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

Unknown rock climber, Red River Gorge Kentucky. Photot courtsey of Rachel Melville

Dam Challenge Triathlon, Mike Lohre on the Run

February 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

Mike just starting the run after finishing the paddle portion of the Dam Challenge Triathlon

Eddie Avallone traditional rock climbing

February 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

Eddie Avallone traditional rock climbing, unknow route. Picture by Rachel Melville

Madison Ironman, Jim Galager before the swim

February 13th, 2010 (No Comments)

Madison Ironman, Jim Galager before the swim

“Edge of the World” 5.13c Jay Knower

February 12th, 2010 (No Comments)

“Edge of the World” (5.13c) Cathedral Ledge, NH. climber: Jay Knower

“Suburban” 5.13a Kayte Knower

February 11th, 2010 (No Comments)

“Suburban” (5.13a) Rumney, NH. climber: Kayte Knower

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