It's the day I get to thank Mrs. PDog for being Mrs. PDog.
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Here's a great gift idea for next year.
It's the holidays. That means seasonal depression and eggnog spiked with rum. On the plus side you'll have my blog to read. Oh wait, no you won't. Cause I will be enjoying Christmas with the family!
Time for another week-end (well almost) NW Cycling Blog round up. The blog entry were I tell you what's going on in the NW Blogosphere so you don't have to waste energy hitting the button thingies on your keyboard.
My old boss used to tell me I quibbled with wording too much. My response is that the words we choose carry nuances that are important. Choosing the words we use can help convey information accurately or contribute to flase impressions. For example, it's pretty common for the cycling press to use the word "acquitted" when referring to cyclists involved in Operation Puerto.
2 : to discharge completely (as from an obligation or accusation)
CAS acquits Landaluze on technicality
Our website is down along with email. I can't remember getting angry enough to tell someone on the phone to shut-up cause I was done listening and it was time for me to do the talking (I know, you all are thinking but you do that in real life all the time). But I am usually pretty calm and nice over the phone. Joe was proud of me. Anyway, the guy in charge of my domain is in Egypt and apparently no one can do anything without his masterful eye. What a joke.
Well, we've now made our obligatory 1st trip to the ER with PPuppy 2.0. She caught a cold and despite my best efforts to sooth Mrs. PDog and get them both loaded on Tylenol and Motrin we finally took the munchkin in. So 4 hours later they are doing bloodwork and a spinal tap to make sure it's just a cold and not spinal menegitis or something horrible like that. My cousin had SM when she was a baby and I still remember how shattered my Aunt Merrilee and Uncle Doug were. My house was across the street from Mary Bridge so we were the landing pad for family. She survived but lost her hearing. Anyway, I knew PPuppy 2.0 was just sick with a cold but that small part of you always worries about the worst....
Now, I usually don't brag about my memory. In fact, I've tried to set the bar very low otherwise I might be accountable for cleaning stuff up around the house when asked.
I read and summarize the week in NW Cycling Blogs so you don't have to!
Apparently we are all screwed. UBC (AKA WoW) has a new coaching center.
Kenny has his own website. Not a blog, but a real website. Damnit. One upped again.
P-Stache wants you to know that wearing helmets is for punks.
From the nwcycling dlist:
Tyler Farrar, Tales from the ProTour
New Time!! 3:00pm Join us on Saturday, Dec 16th, at 3:00pm (NEW TIME) for a discussion with Washington resident and Cofidis ProTour cyclist, Tyler Farrar. Tyler will be discussing his first year of full-time European competition in the upper tier of cycling. Tyler is highly acclaimed as a top prospect for the future of American cycling. Come join us for a rare chance to listen to his insight into the ProTour.William Pettis and Peter Schmitt will also discuss their practice at the Institute of New Medicine, where they integrate a holistic approach using both Eastern and Western treatments to optimize athletic potential through health and recovery. They have had recent success with US National champion George Hincapie and Olympian Ryder Hesjedal.The cost is $20 per person with all proceeds donated to the Diabetes and Wellness Foundation on behalf of Lake Washington Velo. The discussion will last approximately one hour, with a question and answer forum to follow. Snacks and beverages will be provided by pastry chef, Dana Cree.To register:http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=4041Space is limited, so don't delay.
Grand Opening of Herriott Sports Performance!
Herriott Sports Performance is Seattle's new state-of-the-art cycling performance center. Encompassing all your training needs under one roof, Herriot Sports Performance offers cycling coaching, strength and conditioning, physical therapy, bike fitting, scientific physiology testing (lactate testing, VO2, anaerobic and aerobic Thresholds), wingate max power testing, and much more! Please call or email with any questions about our services.Conveniently located between pioneer square and Seattle's waterfront, Herriott Sports Performance is housed within the Institute of New Medicine, in the Maritime building at 911 Western Ave. Integrating the strengths of both Eastern and Western medical philosophy, The Institute of New Medicine strives to advanced natural medicine. Utilizing advanced cutting edge diagnostics, complementary therapies, proven protocols and sophisticated healing skills, iNewMed is pioneering the field of modern healthcare. The staff at iNewMed is committed to providing superior, personalized patient care and management.
About the staff at Herriott Sports Performance
Todd Herriott recently retired from Professional road cycling where he spent the past 5 years competing on the Colavita and Health Net teams. Todd is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Prior to moving to Seatttle, Todd previously had a private strength and conditioning studio in New York City. Todd has long been an advocate of core training, innovative strength and conditioning training, and power-based cycling training.Russell Cree has over 12 years experience as a competitive cyclist, in road cycling, mt biking, cyclocross, and track cycling. He holds a degree in Exercise Science and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University, a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Wisconsin, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Russell is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). His focus is rehabilitation and injury prevention of endurance athletes, biomechanics, scientific exercise physiology testing, core stability training, bike fitting/cyclist positioning, neuromuscular training of pedaling, and coaching all levels of cyclists.
Russell@herriottsportsperformance.com • Herriott Sports Performance
Thanks. I think. Now that have my own word and therefore am now equal to Steven Colbert I'd like to thank you, the little people for making it possible.
At the risk of turning into World Cycling Production (which seems to send me a new item or sale notice every 10 minutes) I want to bang the Axley Wool Trainer drum. They landed on my doorstep Wednesday and they are hot. I was selling them at $69.99 for a pre-order but because some of our athletes didn't know I am extending out to Sunday. Anyway, they do look really really nice. The website picture doesn't do them justice. So go to the store and buy one before they go retail on you or we run out of sizes. The MSRP is going to be $119.99 or so. These bad boys are super high quality. Full zip, wool. Medium thickness. Nice white sleeve piping. A big honkin' Axley logo. Love it. Great for lounging before or after the race, for hanging at the ski lodge or for impressing Mrs. PDog.