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July 7, 2015, 6:49 a.m.
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chronic ankle injury - question for Syncro?

Thanks for input guys, I'll take all of that into account for this journey.

I guess what I'm hoping to do is have the ankle assessed by some sort of medical professional and have that individual say "Your ankle has x y and z fucked up - here's what I suggest you do to repair it."

I do want to go back to my chiro for sure, she worked magic - but I want to go back to her with a game plan. I'm pretty sure the active release technique will be part of my repair.

But where do I start? My personal doctor can't see past her prescription note pad, I guess I could go knock on doors in Whistler (haven't had much luck here in Squamish) and see if there are any sports clinics up there would have some advice.

July 6, 2015, 12:53 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
chronic ankle injury - question for Syncro?

Hey Guys,

I'm looking for a bit of guidance from the NSMB fitness crew. In 2004 I crashed hard in a boulder pile and did a number on my right ankle. I was young and dumb and followed the ice and Vitamin I program for a couple of weeks… then more or less carried on as usual - ride, run, climb, whatever. Rear view mirror says I had clearly torn ligaments or other somesuch damage. My ankle was like nerf football - this wasn't a sprain.

Since then it's always been a bit of a minor bother - but small tweaks, but slight enough to ignore until Spring 2014. For whatever reason - time worked it's magic and the ankle refused to cooperate… high pain/zero mobility.

So because the mobility and pain was compromising my running in a large way, I went to a sports chiro who broke down a bunch of scar tissue (I cried, it was like she was taking her daddy issues out on my ankle) and improved my mobility by 80% - I could run again!

Here we are summer of 2015, I'm older and wiser and ramping up my trail running milage. I need to fix this, but I don't want swing cats and spend wasted hours and cash searching for the answer.

What's the most reliable diagnosis path you fine NSMBers can recommend? Let's pretend money is no object (it is, but whatever).

Once I'm diagnosed, I'm happy to shop that to a health care team with a mix of physio and chiro.

Cheers,

Praying for Rain!

July 5, 2015, 7:16 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Kiteboarding 2015

Oops looks like I missed Gotham's post… my bad

July 5, 2015, 7:14 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Kiteboarding 2015

Hey Rat - the http://www.squamishwindsports.com/ manages the use of the Squamish Spit. There is an annual fee (160ish?) or day use $20.

The staff will fish you out of the drink if you're not able to make it back to the spit under your own power. It's usually best to go and introduce yourself and give them the low down of your capabilities. The Spit has alot going on most days so it's good to have a quick chat.

Also - have you tied kiting? May want to be before committing to the windsurfer - seems like lots of windsurfers are collecting dust. Lots.

July 4, 2015, 9:01 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Kiteboarding 2015

https://www.facebook.com/squamishwinds?fref=nf

Little note from the Spit staff.

Wicked session tonight - 25k - less than 12 kiters after 5:00.

Some good drama with a couple of surf board dudes wrapping lines. Fun Times In Squamish!

July 3, 2015, 10:29 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Kiteboarding 2015

I'm a robust 155lbs and my go-to kite in Squamish is a super grunty Air Rush Flow 8.5 (good in wind high teens to upper 20's). I fly my 12 about five times a year - usually now when it's banger hot - which tames the inversion. Most guys are fly 9 or 10's when I'm on the 8.5.

I've been to Belligham twice (90minutes from squamish -pretty close). Both times in June and sunny weekends. I think it's as predicable as Nitnat or Squamish but not positive. Water is knee to waist deep and mirror flat. Good for working on tricks - it's easy to relaunch and fetch your kite.

I still have yet to make the mission to Nitnat - maybe this summer… how was it?

July 3, 2015, 9:32 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Kiteboarding 2015

Yeah I have a friend right now who's waffling and has invested significant $ and time - but she's seen the light.

Squamish Spit has been down since the 27th. But we're thermal so as long as it's sunny, less than 35C in Vancouver - it's on. I had a great session last night - launched at 5:30 and landed at 7:00. 12m kite and depower at 50% (I'm 155). Only five kiters in the water. The estuary was full of holes, but out by the mid stack it was dreamy - steady and small rollers - no chop.

Have fun on Monday - mid week is where it's at.

Belligham is really fun too. Shallow, flat and warm.

July 3, 2015, 9:04 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Kiteboarding 2015

Hey Craw! Awesome! Kiting was a bitch to flip the switch, but after the mandatory suffer session - it rocks! I'm in Squamish - hitting the spit after work mid week and later in the day on weekends. Picking and choosing.

These days my riding is finished before 9:00 am and truck is always packed for an spur of a moment kite session.

Manzanita in Oregon is a destination to check out - mach 30 + winds, huge downwinder that is fully shuttlable. PEI was a trip - friendliest kiters on the globe. I'm the only kiter in my house right now (rug rats and not keen wife) so christmas kiting vacations are hard won events.

Shoot me a PM if you're at the spit, we can drink a beer post session.

July 3, 2015, 7:07 a.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
best beer joints in Vangroovy

Four Winds tasting room. River Road in Delta.

It's a magical place that will ruin you for mid shelf craft beers (I'm looking at you Parallel 49 and Green Leaf).

June 8, 2015, 9:49 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days

Here's the podcast:

https://www.facebook.com/richrollfans/posts/10153422177019382

Not only is he doing this - but he's doing it without all the $ backing… bold.

And insane fitness.

June 2, 2015, 7:19 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Fitness Tracking - Excel

That's it - thanks Blackbird - just signed up.

June 2, 2015, 11:31 a.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Fitness Tracking - Excel

Thanks guys - it's pretty active but I double up when I can - I swim when my kids (8/10) are in the pool training for swim team (I have a competitive swimming background swimming is auto pilot).

I get up at 5:30-6:00 most days and run (2-3X)/yoga. Yoga happens just about every morning. Kiting/bike rides are after work - usually end of the week and weekends. Kids and wife come first - once their happy - I usually get a play ticket.

Most weekend stuff falls off pretty hard during hunting season.

Purecanadianhoney - Metrics I would like to track right now are distances, times, weather, my resting heart rate and what zone I was working out in. I don't know very much about zone training but hanging out with tri guys who are way fitter than I am - they seem to jabber on about at length.

So I'm motivated to learn about zone training so I don't plateau or injure myself.

There's a bottomless pit of excel tracking systems out there - I'm hoping for a first hand experience or recommendation. Something the tri community uses might be handy.

June 2, 2015, 8:06 a.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Fitness Tracking - Excel

Morning fitness wienies - can anyone recommend a fitness tracking excel sheet - pre formatted?

I'm hoping to track my "movement" (al la Will Gadd). Check out this blog post if you haven't:

http://willgadd.com/ten-training-tips-for-lifelong-athletes/

Inspiring for every old fart out there…

I'm looking for something that isn't sport specific. I swim (5-6000/wk), run (30k/wk), ride (2-3 rides/wk), kite (2-3 sessions wk), yoga (5-6 days wk) and climb with my kids. When fall rolls around I usually spend at least one day a week and every long weekend moving in the mountains for 8-10 hrs (chasing Blacktails).

My goal is to move for at least 300 days this year.

April 27, 2015, 9:19 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Homebrew

PinkRobe - We'd need a bit more info… Extra or All Grain? Recipe would help. Are you hitting your OG readings? Are you adjusting for temp of your wort/beer when measuring. What's your efficiency like?

Feb. 26, 2015, 6:08 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2009
Homebrew

I read somewhere on Reddit that Guinness has portion of brett added to the recipe as well - so nitro + brett + a weird water profile and it's an uphill battle to replicate. I've brewed a few of Dan's AG recipes and have always been happy with the results - I say go for it.

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