Training Camp Update

The gym was packed again yesterday.  The weight room is really small with a lot of old equipment however, it seems to be maintained okay.  Once it gets crowded, there is a wait for equipment use.  80% of gym goers are the same people.  These guys are dedicated and are very consistent.  We only go …
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Route de Servoz to Passy

The weather was just amazing yesterday on our bikes!  There is a little climb then a long descent down to Servoz from our apartment.  This is also the climb on the way back from our ride if we head down the hill.  Vaudagne is a very small village where the train has a stop for …
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Efficiency

SFR or Slow Frequency Repetition is a concept I learned from my cycling coach in my racing days.  I’ve grown to love it and continuously use the concept in trail running, hiking and cycling.  It is very beneficial in Muay Thai. “The goal of an SFR workout is to increase muscular strength and efficiency in …
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Plan: Camping de Tête Rousse

Yesterday’s trip up to Col des Rognes, well close to it made us look at the map and see what is farther ahead.  The maps we have which are commonly used for hiking around Chamonix valley does not have the trail we took yesterday.  I did find a few articles and discussions on the internet about …
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Col des Rognes

We absolutely love the route we took yesterday up to Col de Rognes.  There are several ways to get on the high trails one of them is to ride the train to Refuge du Nid d’Agile which is where the train ends then it heads back down to Bellevue station.  You can also take the …
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Positive Changes

Yeah, there’s a lot of changes in the body as we reach maturity.  In my case, there are incredible opportunities lying ahead in terms of physical changes for the better.  This post is somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s “Ideal Weight” topic.  Rest days are days where I read up on nutrition, altitude training, training …
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Ideal Weight

Today, we are taking a rest day.  Yeah, it’s so amazing outside with the sun shining through the mountains and just a glorious day for anything outside but it’s time for a rest day.  I feel really good today and woke up to a happy body.  It’s true that rest and sleep with good food …
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Wild Blueberry Fields

The unknowns excite us now.  The fear of not knowing or what lies ahead seem to have subsided.  It’s replaced with curiosity, eagerness and our minds open to challenges.  There’s only much planning one can do in any journey and what matters is our attitude towards what comes along.  How we perceive the world is …
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Lac Noir

Here in the Alps, it’s easy to climb up to about 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in around 2-3 miles on a direct way.  Great training and good challenge for anyone at any age.  The biggest reward on the top is the view, fantastic views no matter what condition.  The surrounding glaciers make it dramatic for …
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