Thoughts on fitness: in praise of “Starting Strength”

The next in an ongoing series of unrelated posts that have long been drafts and which I’m finally getting around to sharing… I occasionally get emails from folks who come across my 2009 post about my interest in the Crossfit training philosophy. So I wanted to follow up with some updated thoughts on fitness, as […]

Crossfit workouts: a few of my favorite routines

Update 2 — September 22, 2011: I have recently started doing Crossfit workouts again. I switched to conventional strength training (see update below) for a while, but have now returned to Crossfit’s more intensive calisthenics workouts. I’m finding that cycling between the two is beneficial. Update: this post is from 2009. For my more recent […]

61 Floors, the Hard Way: the Banyan Tree Vertical Marathon

Yesterday my friends S and J and I participated in the 10th annual Banyan Tree vertical marathon here in Bangkok. The rules of the contest were as follows: 1. Sprint up the stairs to the top of the 61-floor hotel. 2. Go as fast as you can. 3. There is no rule three. Just run! […]