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Peace and Go Wild

By Patagonia   |   Oct 24, 2007 October 24, 2007

Recent Patagonia employee Matt Hunt remembers a friend we lost on this weekend four years ago: “Peace and Go Wild” That is how Linnea always used to sign off her letters. Linnea Erickson started at the Reno Service Center in October of 2003, helping out with the holiday rush. Her first weekend… Read More

Motivation

Motivation

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 21, 2007 October 21, 2007

I was recently asked a series of questions on the topic of motivation. There are many ways to interpret the word, but by any definition, I don’t think I lack it. What I lack most of all is time. I often have obligations that get in the way of being… Read More

Setting Realistic Goals

Setting Realistic Goals

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 20, 2007 October 20, 2007

I’ve found that the process of setting goals and the accompanying list of tasks “to do” in order to accomplish the goal, is essential in reinforcing my intents and purposes. Virtually every motivation guidebook includes at least one chapter about the proper organization of one’s tasks and goals. It is… Read More

Muscular Balance

Muscular Balance

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 20, 2007 October 20, 2007

Overuse injuries in climbing are prevalent these days, especially for ambitious newcomers and people who simply have a hard time listening to their bodies. I know that most athletes are aware of the basic principles of preventative medicine but sometimes we tend to disregard them at the most crucial times. Read More

Breathing and Energy Flow

Breathing and Energy Flow

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 19, 2007 October 19, 2007

Over the last several years, many forms of yoga and eastern practices have been adopted into our culture. There is much more awareness about the benefits of meditation, maintaining good posture, and conscious breathing in our practice. Breathing is one of the few bodily functions that can be controlled both… Read More

Petzl Roctrip

Petzl Roctrip

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 18, 2007 October 18, 2007

The Petzl RocTrip event in the Red River Gorge this past weekend was certainly “eventful”. This year Petzl joined forces with the RRGCC (Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition) annual fundraiser called, Roctober Fest to help raise money… Read More

Photo: Christian Witkin

Outside Magazine Cover Shot

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 17, 2007 October 17, 2007

The other day while having coffee at Vics, the neighborhood café, a few people came up to me and said they liked the cover shot of Outside Magazine this month. This month’s gate-cover photo shows Lance Armstrong, Ben Harper, Amanda Beard, and Kelly Slater on… Read More

How I Train Pt. 2 – Physical Elements of Endurance

How I Train Pt. 2 – Physical Elements of Endurance

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 16, 2007 October 16, 2007

My last post addressed the mental aspect of endurance training. The following post will address the basics elements of the physical side of endurance training. Free climbing involves a combination of both power and endurance. Some people are better suited to one… Read More

How I Train Pt. 1 – Mental Endurance

How I Train Pt. 1 – Mental Endurance

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 15, 2007 October 15, 2007

Editor’s note: Welcome to The Cleanest Lynn. Besides being one of the most accomplished climbers on the planet Lynn Hill is also one heck of a blogger. So we’ve handed over the keys to Lynn for a week’s worth of… Read More

Recycle Your Old Climbing Ropes

Recycle Your Old Climbing Ropes

Oct 8, 2007 October 8, 2007

In the spirit of our Common Threads Garment Recycling program, Sterling Rope Company is launching a climbing rope recycling program in partnership with Rock/Creek Outfitters, ClimbingGear.com, and the Triple… Read More

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Oct 4, 2007 October 4, 2007

Besides working on today’s episode, Dirtbag Diaries host Fitz Cahall just launched a redesigned version of his Web site, www.dirtbagdiaries.com. Stop by when you have a chance and don’t forget to tell your friends about this one-of-a-kind podcast. Now, without further adieu, Fitz Cahall: There’s no such thing… Read More

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