Nik

Outlook from CR

Ed note: This is a guest post by my good friend CR, it was his response to a let­ter. You’re 46ish, yes?  How are you hold­ing up physically?

Long & flat, something new

I’ve been build­ing my run train­ing around hard stuff.  You know, hills, sprints, uneven ter­rain, even ruck runs.  It nev­er occurred to me to add some long and flat dis­tance in, so I was inter­est­ed when Lau­ren brought up a Mis­sion Bay/Fiesta Island run. 

Average

If you think you’re not aver­age, you’re either an idiot or you’re right. You’re prob­a­bly (and I say this with all sci­en­tif­ic sin­cer­i­ty) an idiot.

Camel trek

Ok, back from a 2 night 3 day trek into the deserts of Egypt. This odyssey began on the car ride to Adel’s house from the air­port, when he asked me what I’d like to do and I told him “camel trek”. Hav­ing worked with camels a very lit­tle time in the US I did­n’t …

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Sri Lanka

Got in yes­ter­day from an overnight trip up to the hill coun­try of Sri Lan­ka, an inter­est­ing and edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence as well as being almost com­plete­ly enjoy­able.  23Jan. Kandy, Sri Lan­ka Dogs howl­ing at mid­night woke me, the expe­ri­ence of regain­ing con­scious­ness under the gen­tle haze of a mos­qui­to net was both pleas­ant and new. A …

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The Big Four

I wrote this up for a shoot­ing forum, all of it applies beyond work on the range. These tech­niques are used by top tier per­form­ers around the world. In fact, every sin­gle pro­fes­sion­al per­former uses all of these. They may call them dif­fer­ent names but “the big 4” (Visu­al­iza­tion, Self Talk, Goal Set­ting, Arousal Control) …

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