Bend Rock Gym’s “Finals Bash” Climbing Competition Review

So you may be asking yourself…What is so cool about a bouldering competition?  Good Question. A few decades ago, I was into competition climbing.  It wasn’t really a thing at that time so the formats were dubious and there was very little consistency.  Bouldering certainly wasn’t a thing.  If my selfish reasons are exposed, it would be safe to say that the reason I got into competitions was so that.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Week In Review

This last week was finally a great week in fitness for me. We were all healthy and the week was filled with activity. Monday I woke up early and went to the gym only to find that there were fire trucks outside and it was shut down. I still don’t know what happened. Other than the extra hour I could have slept, no big deal. We went to the rock.. Read More

Getting a Running Baseline for Training

This week I (Sarah) started my running training. The first thing I wanted to do was get a running baseline for my training. It will help me to know where I am really starting from and make a smart plan for getting to my goals. What is my goal? I would like to be able to run a 10 minute per mile pace half marathon by May. In June I.. Read More

Shaun’s 1/24/2017 Workout: Bike Trainer and Treadmill

Today was my first focused two-workout day.  It was going to be a brick workout with a 12-mile ride and a 3-mile run.  Unfortunately because the workouts are still indoors, so I had to breakup the workouts. I don’t base any performance goals on these workouts.  The treadmill and bike trainer do not provide real-world scenarios.  “Speed” and “time” are irrelevant to me on these workouts.  I would like to.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Plan for the Week of 1/23/17

I am sure nothing can stop me now. We had the month long winter storm of a quarter century. Then as soon as the weather let up, I go a wicked cold after not getting sick for a long time. I am tired of my own whining and complaining and delaying. But I still share because it is the reality for so many. There must be a joke about getting.. Read More

Shaun’s 1/21/2017 Workout: Rock Climbing

I went to the rock gym to get some climbing in. I was hoping to push out a few 5.11’s. Unfortunately, that drive went away rather quickly when I attempted my first 5.11- and wasn’t able to solve the problem. Usually in situations like this, I will do a few 5.10’s to get back up to trying 5.11 again. I knew that I probably wasn’t going to capture the 5.11’s.. Read More

Shaun’s 1/21 Swim Workout

It was another winter day here.  It was 24 degrees when I got to the pool.  At this rate, the snow will be here until May.  If you have goals, it is important that weather is not a reason why they aren’t accomplished.  It is important to work around the weather. It began snowing again while I was in the pool.  gratefully it was only trace accumulation.  It has been.. Read More

The Importance of Good Running Shoes

I bought new running shoes this week. My Brooks Pure Cadence’s had many miles on them and were starting to cause a pain in my heel when I ran, which really means that I wore them much longer than I should have. So, knowing that have put my money in on the Oregon Epic Relay and will be putting a lot of miles on these feet in the next few.. Read More

Shaun’s 1/17/2017 Workout: 30 minute trainer ride

There is still 20″ of snow out and the roads are covered in slush and ice.  It is another indoor workout day.  Here is my workout profile: I can see right off the bat that I need to focus on bringing up my cadence.  I didn’t realize it was so low until I looked at this profile.  I thought I was just riding at what I usually ride at:  84… Read More