Entries for month: July 2014

Facing the Challenge

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ALCH

Alcatraz is tough but, with the right approach, it’s conquerable!

Well done for getting this far, you have logged the miles on the road and in the pool; be proud. By now you will likely be in your tapering phase. Put your feet up, relax, and let your muscles repair and replenish in anticipation for the Orca Alcatraz Challenge.

If you begin to feel ‘itchy feet’, desperately wanting to run or swim, then you are in good company. Tapering can be a real pain but stick in there, come race day you will be pleased that you did.

With the event just days away, you have already put in the training hours and now have the opportunity to train mentally.

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From Military Fitness to Personal Fitness

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WF RrunBy Patrick Roush, Team RWB Monterey Bay

I have loved the outdoors since childhood. Boy Scouts introduced me to many outdoor adventure sports, and helped prepare me for military service, for which I knew I was destined. In 2010, after nearly two years of training, I led an Infantry Platoon of the renowned “No Slack” Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, in combat in eastern Afghanistan. It was a very physically, mentally, and emotionally difficult deployment. An example of my unit’s experience was even captured in the documentary film “The Hornet’s Nest”.

 

 

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