Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Congratulations Chad F., Chuck D. and Ian B., for completing our Elements Workshop curriculum!

On the mind’s self-imposed limits: “That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger” in The New York Times.

And now, some words about our favorite ergogenic aid, sleep:

Rest today.


  1. cjsiegel | April 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Coaches–thanks for the ode to sleep, one of my favorite activities as well.
    Two points on the BMJ article
    1. Love that the Olympic squat is considered rest in non western societies
    2. Really??! No mention of concern for female parts? So many more things I could say about this, but I hate to be cras– or at least on paper

    Enjoy your weekend all

  2. christyphillips | April 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    What does it say about me if I sleep in the penis protect position?

  3. jeremynurse | April 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    True, this is clearly a strangely myopic viewpoint on male anatomy.

    It’s a shame his research didn’t extend to the many examples female anatomical-protective postures found in tribal peoples including the “cuddle the coconuts” technique achieved by a cupping position of the arm and hand away from the ground, and the “loose lips lift” for the labialy endowed, achieved by lifting the front of the pelvis from the ground in the resting position by maintaining strong curvature in the lumbar spine.

    Seriously though, these articles are awesome. Thanks guys.

  4. Ted | April 26, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I couldn’t log on Sunday but these articles are great. I wish I had read the Times piece before today’s (Monday’s) 2000m row – reading it, however, nonetheless enhances the coaching strategy today and I really appreciate the programming. My physical and mental experience of the 2000m row is kind of a microcosm of the description of the various stages of the cross-country RAAM. The article is also a wealth of potential T-shirt slogans.


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