High Altitude Rock Climbing: Benefits of training in a simulated environment

Mt. Hood, Portland Oregon Maximum Benefits out of Altitude Training In the last blog post, we talked about my introduction to training inside a room that simulates different altitudes by using machinery and filters to remove available oxygen from the room. Check out this link if you want to catch up on that [...]

High Altitude Rock Climbing: Training for a climbing trip in Peru

JUAN RODRIGUEZ JANUARY 11, 2019 Original story available, here. Planning trip to Peru A few months near the end of spring 2018, I was talking with my friend Matt from Stoneworks Climbing Gym about my upcoming trip to Peru. Inspired by Matt's slideshow about some high-altitude climbing he'd done with some friends the year before. [...]

The Art of Racing Underprepared

You Got Into Your Ultra Running Race, Now What? Getting into a popular ultra running race off the wait list is usually cause for excitement. But what if your training isn’t quite where you’d like it to be? Can you still have a good day? What are the chances you’ll actually ENJOY the race? I [...]

Altitude Training not Just Attitude Adjustment

Training is hard. It requires dedication. It requires motivation. It requires opting for getting sleep rather than going out. You need to mold your attitude much like a muscle, so that it isn’t the limiting factor in training or in racing. I’ve been training and competing at a high level for a long time (Pacific [...]