Here’s an edgier-than-normal interview I did with Norman at MTBjumper.com. Among other things, we covered:
The toughest boss I’ve ever had (me).
My beginnings as a rider.
The movie that made me quit my old life to start this one.
The hows and whys of RipRow.
Understanding when you should go for a big jump or other obstacle.
Check it out:
When something challenges us, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by its enormity, or difficulty, or, in the case of deadlift, its weight.
The best we can do is focus on what we can control, try hard and make it happen.
In school did you live in constant stress, finish your work ahead of time and get perfect grades?
Or did you enjoy life, do your work when it was time and get by just fine?
In the end, does trying real hard all the time help you, or does it hurt you?
Top-ranked XTERRA triathlete Cody Waite and his wife Kathy Tank Waite run EPC Mulitsport, an endurance sports coaching and training company in Lakewood, CO. Cody and Kathy are both full-on shredders with elite-level fitness.
Cody recently placed 15th at his first Leadville 100 (in 7:01). Let’s learn about Team Waite’s well-rounded approach to training (and Life).
A new member of Pump Track Nation shared this note from his wife:
Do you need to tackle a huge job but don’t know where to start? Maybe it’s a book, or a bike park, or enterprise software. When it comes to anxiety, all projects are the same.
Last year I attended a conference where I learned a simple way to make huge, time consuming and expensive projects seem smaller, quicker and more affordable. This will reduce your anxiety and help you get you started.
Check it out:
I preach proper rest, and I often tell my overtrained clients to just freaking’ take a break, but I’m not so good at following that advice.
When bike parks, long-travel bikes and technique errors mix, the results can be gruesome.
If you’re getting hurt a lot, please address the underlying issues. If your friends are getting hurt, try to intervene, but don’t be surprised if your friends don’t want help.
Sobering info in this article at Men’s Fitness.
How do you rank on the garbage-eating scale?
A lot of you have heard me whine about my shoulders. Yesterday we got more bad news, and some good news, and we’re trying something new.