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Tweet photo credit: alancleaver_2000 Many of you have been asking about my body composition focus and what I am doing to lose weight this early in the season.   I have been working on several different approaches, but I have found the most fundamental change has simply been counting calories. While eating the right foods […]

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Another week and another article on how technology has fundamentally changed the way we live: Who’s the Boss, You or Your Gadget? If you can’t find a way to separate yourself from your work when you are not actually “at work” — and fast — you’ll have tacitly agreed to work anytime, from anywhere, and it will be expected of you. Whether you like it or not, 2011 is going to be the year when you have to take control of your technology before it takes control of you.

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I set a couple of goals as part of my 2011 annual planning process…back when I decided 2011 would be the year of Focus and Depth. One of the biggest is to get some serious momentum built around the core concepts of the Endurance Lifestyle Design. After all, I can write all I want (and you can read it!), but neither one of those activities actually leads to action. The pen is mightier than the sword…but neither are any good if you don’t do anything. Enter Project Finish Line.

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So it’s time for another close of the year post…hard to believe but it’s true. With two little girls at home and a trigger-happy iPhone camera, I have quite the visual record of 2010 but it’s still hard to absorb in a single sit down session. Thanks to my annual planning process, as inspired by the infamous Chris G., I am feeling pretty good about what’s on tap for 2011.

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Make More Finish Lines

Have you ever watched a major event like a marathon or Ironman? Not the biased television coverage, but the real deal form the sidelines? It’s powerful to watch thousands of people from all walks of life on a similar journey to complete a physical challenge in one massive attempt to reach the finish.

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One of the biggest changes that I have made in the way that I work in the last year had nothing to do with technology. It is nothing — it is not expensive. But it has radically redefined the way that I both view my work space but interact with my colleagues and then plan my day. As I mentioned earlier, it’s not something you can buy, it’s really something you need to do. It’s as simple as this. Stand up.

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As an endurance athlete with a jam-packed schedule, you spend the better part of your day running full tilt. Whether it’s work or play, you probably give everything 110% until you absolutely can’t anymore. Most of the time your body’s way of saying “no more!” is to throw a cold at you…or to give you enough consecutive sub-par workouts that you can’t ignore the fact that you are off your game.

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There are different times throughout your year when you need to be able to prioritize your training in a way that is commensurate with the results you want to achieve. There will come a time in your training cycle when you will need to get really strong and focus in order to make sure the results that you want on race day are readily available to you.

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It’s not only possible to lose weight as an endurance athlete at a low-volume training time, it’s actually the best possible time to do it. There are minimal performance goals and you have plenty of extra time to spend the energy on a new approach to food organization and prepararation. Yes, it’s a huge downer to be focused on healthy eating habits over Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season…but for many endurance athletes simply not gaining the winter five pounds (forget losing) is a significant start.

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Don’t Call It A Setback

Published on 19. Dec, 2009 by in Self Care

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But not everything is simple and easy in Endorfun-ville. There are times when, believe it or not, things don’t go exactly as planned. Life has a way of doing what it wants, when it wants.

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