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by tsparks
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Muir Valley on a Monday
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Muir Valley on a Monday

I know weekends there can be very busy but what should I expect on a Monday? Will the 'easy' walls be more open on a Monday?
by tsparks
Thu May 20, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Bluegrass Bouldering Opening Wednesday, May 26th
Replies: 35
Views: 3809

While you have child/family rates will this gym actually be child/family friendly?
by tsparks
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Beginner Group
Replies: 45
Views: 4668

I've have climbed for about 5 years and while not being 'elite' by the RRG standards I'm not a complete slacker. So yes, in my opinion I am capable of taking a group to climb, plus I will have at least 1 other climber with me. It's been about 2 years since I've been out because I got to a point wher...
by tsparks
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Beginner Group
Replies: 45
Views: 4668

Beginner Group

Some time in the coming weeks I'm going to be taking a group of my coworkers climbing and I'd like to both be as considerate as I can to my fellow climbers and give my coworkers a good experience. The total group will be about 10 people I think, this includes myself and a couple other climbers. Wher...
by tsparks
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Lexington Climbing Gym
Replies: 96
Views: 12473

If it were as simple as $300/year I would think a lot of people would do it. I know both me and my wife would right a check today. The idea that everyone that likes to climb can get to the Red annoys the $hit out of me. I work a full-time job and have a wife and 2 daughters under 5, I would love to ...
by tsparks
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Equipment and Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

if you haven't used it in 2 years, clearly you are not a climber. give it to a dirtbag at miggies. well, the thing is my baby turned into a toddler and i made a choice to quit until she was big enough to go and have fun with. i've never stopped wanting to climb, i've just had things i prioritized b...
by tsparks
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Equipment and Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

are you serious or just messing with me? my inclination is that it's all fine, but i know some people on here have a lot more experience than me.
by tsparks
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Equipment and Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

Equipment and Rope

I haven't been out climbing in going on 2 years and all of my equipment has just sat in my garage in my backpack the entire time, should I be concerned about the condition of any of it if I get back out this year?
by tsparks
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Running
Replies: 142
Views: 48017

If the weather is below about 45 I just can't wear shorts, that's too cold. I normally just go with warm up pants, a long sleeve shirt, and gloves. For really cold runs (my personal low is 14 degrees) I typically go with a tobogan, gloves, and 2 thin layers all over.
by tsparks
Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Running
Replies: 142
Views: 48017

A good rule of thumb is to dress 10 degrees warmer than it is. It's amazing how fast you heat up even in the coldest weather.
by tsparks
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Running
Replies: 142
Views: 48017

About how long is the longest trail at Raven Run?
by tsparks
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Stinky clothes
Replies: 28
Views: 11081

Well, you can buy special detergents for your 'high-tech' clothes if you would like, but I have had some success with putting a scoop of Oxy Clean in with my running clothes.
by tsparks
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Swimming Instruction
Replies: 12
Views: 5625

Thanks for all of the advise. Since you all are so helpful, how can I improve my balance in the water? I think that a lot of my problems stem from this.

I've read books, magazines, and watched videos and swimming is just something that I haven't been able to figure out.
by tsparks
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Swimming Instruction
Replies: 12
Views: 5625

Well, I can swim, I just need some work on my technique. I want to do lap swimming and right now it's a struggle. I think I know what I need to be doing, but it's very hard to figure out what I'm doing wrong and especially how to fix it.
by tsparks
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Swimming Instruction
Replies: 12
Views: 5625

Swimming Instruction

Does anyone know of anyone around the Lexington/Richmond area that is capable of offer swimming instruction? And I don't mean basic swim lessons.

Thanks.