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  • Dennis Seward
    What s your name? Dennis How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites. Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
    Message 1 of 16 , Jan 5, 2009
      What's your name? Dennis

      How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.

      Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not competed yet, however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with specific training routines would be appreciated.

      - Dennis

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    • Chris Lele
      Welcome Dennis! It s always great to have another Strender. As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time down there) there are a
      Message 2 of 16 , Jan 5, 2009
        Welcome Dennis!

        It's always great to have another Strender.

        As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time down there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is to do trial Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for the track. In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found that if I add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of reps I can do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For military press, the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against the wall first thing in the morning, going to near failure.

        With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't necessarily add more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing Strends on consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased reps for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again there are a variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what works best for you.

        Again, welcome and good luck strending.

        -Chris Lele



        ________________________________
        From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@...>
        To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
        Subject: [STREND] Into


        What's your name? Dennis

        How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.

        Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not competed yet, however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with specific training routines would be appreciated.

        - Dennis

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      • Matt Bogdanowicz
        Sunday April 26th  Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?   Matt ... From: Chris Lele Subject: Re: [STREND] Into To:
        Message 3 of 16 , Jan 5, 2009
          Sunday April 26th 
          Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
           
          Matt

          --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:

          From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
          Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
          To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM






          Welcome Dennis!

          It's always great to have another Strender.

          As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time down there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is to do trial Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for the track. In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found that if I add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of reps I can do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For military press, the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against the wall first thing in the morning, going to near failure.

          With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't necessarily add more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing Strends on consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased reps for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again there are a variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what works best for you.

          Again, welcome and good luck strending.

          -Chris Lele

          ____________ _________ _________ __
          From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal. net>
          To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
          Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
          Subject: [STREND] Into

          What's your name? Dennis

          How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.

          Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not competed yet, however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with specific training routines would be appreciated.

          - Dennis

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        • Chris Lele
          Good morning Strenders! So here’s what I’m thinking. Let’s have the Strend in the Bay Area. A few main reasons why: 1. The climate is great and there are
          Message 4 of 16 , Jan 12, 2009
            Good morning Strenders!

            So here�s what I�m thinking. Let�s have the Strend in the
            Bay Area. A few main reasons why:

            1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we could use (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
            2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be the fittest city in the U.S.(http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN3043573820080530). With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a very fit place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
            3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco, we�ll be near three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting here and about will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
            4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend the rest of the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic cities in the world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin high, hundreds of miles of scenic trail hiking.

            My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who�d be
            willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout the Bay Area
            that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving clients
            personalized 1:1 attention.

            Of course, I�d love to get any other Strenders help when it
            comes to organizing this event�finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making sure this
            goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.

            As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.

            Who�s in? Let�s make this happen!



            ________________________________
            From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
            To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
            Subject: Re: [STREND] Into



            Sunday April 26th
            Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?

            Matt

            --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:

            From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
            Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
            To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
            Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM

            Welcome Dennis!

            It's always great to have another Strender.

            As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time down there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is to do trial Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for the track. In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found that if I add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of reps I can do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For military press, the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against the wall first thing in the morning, going to near failure.

            With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't necessarily add more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing Strends on consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased reps for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again there are a variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what works best for you.

            Again, welcome and good luck strending.

            -Chris Lele

            ____________ _________ _________ __
            From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal . net>
            To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
            Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
            Subject: [STREND] Into

            What's your name? Dennis

            How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.

            Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not competed yet, however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with specific training routines would be appreciated.

            - Dennis

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          • Matt Bogdanowicz
            April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together in Livermore.    Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
            Message 5 of 16 , Jan 12, 2009
              April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together in Livermore.� �
              Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance, permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues and the general public to�consider. � Coordinating your event around the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible.� The best alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,�

              --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:

              From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
              Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
              To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM

              Good morning Strenders!

              So here�s what I�m thinking. Let�s have the Strend in the
              Bay Area. A few main reasons why:

              1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we could use
              (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
              2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be the fittest city
              in the U.S.(http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN3043573820080530).
              With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a very fit
              place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
              3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco, we�ll be near
              three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting here and about
              will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
              4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend the rest of
              the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic cities in the
              world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin high, hundreds
              of miles of scenic trail hiking.

              My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who�d be
              willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout the Bay Area
              that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving clients
              personalized 1:1 attention.

              Of course, I�d love to get any other Strenders help when it
              comes to organizing this event�finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making sure this
              goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.

              As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.

              Who�s in? Let�s make this happen!



              ________________________________
              From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
              To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
              Subject: Re: [STREND] Into



              Sunday April 26th
              Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?

              Matt

              --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:

              From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
              Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
              To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
              Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM

              Welcome Dennis!

              It's always great to have another Strender.

              As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time down
              there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is to do trial
              Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for the track.
              In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found that if I
              add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of reps I can
              do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For military press,
              the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against the wall
              first thing in the morning, going to near failure.

              With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
              failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't necessarily add
              more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing Strends on
              consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased reps
              for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again there are a
              variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what works best for
              you.

              Again, welcome and good luck strending.

              -Chris Lele

              ____________ _________ _________ __
              From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal . net>
              To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
              Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
              Subject: [STREND] Into

              What's your name? Dennis

              How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.

              Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not competed yet,
              however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with specific training
              routines would be appreciated.

              - Dennis

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            • Chris Lele
              Matt, Matt, Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I ll do in shooting for host is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or
              Message 6 of 16 , Jan 21, 2009
                Matt,

                Matt,

                Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll do in shooting for host
                is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is flat running path that runs
                along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San Jose--in terms of traffic and
                generally dreary running conditions--wouldn't work.

                Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the Bay Area. Probably
                easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.

                Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and then we'll compare notes
                and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you other Strenders?
                John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?

                Keep Strending,
                Chris





                ________________________________
                From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                Subject: Re: [STREND] Into

                April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together in Livermore.
                Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance, permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,

                --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:

                From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM

                Good morning Strenders!

                So here�s what I�m thinking. Let�s have the Strend in the
                Bay Area. A few main reasons why:

                1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we could use
                (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be the fittest city
                in the U.S.(http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN3043573820080530).
                With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a very fit
                place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco, we�ll be near
                three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting here and about
                will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend the rest of
                the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic cities in the
                world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin high, hundreds
                of miles of scenic trail hiking.

                My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who�d be
                willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout the Bay Area
                that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving clients
                personalized 1:1 attention.

                Of course, I�d love to get any other Strenders help when it
                comes to organizing this event�finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making sure this
                goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.

                As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.

                Who�s in? Let�s make this happen!



                ________________________________
                From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                Subject: Re: [STREND] Into



                Sunday April 26th
                Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?

                Matt

                --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM

                Welcome Dennis!

                It's always great to have another Strender.

                As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time down
                there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is to do trial
                Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for the track.
                In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found that if I
                add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of reps I can
                do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For military press,
                the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against the wall
                first thing in the morning, going to near failure.

                With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't necessarily add
                more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing Strends on
                consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased reps
                for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again there are a
                variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what works best for
                you.

                Again, welcome and good luck strending.

                -Chris Lele

                ____________ _________ _________ __
                From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal . net>
                To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                Subject: [STREND] Into

                What's your name? Dennis

                How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.

                Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not competed yet,
                however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with specific training
                routines would be appreciated.

                - Dennis

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              • train_hard_win_easy
                Chris, April 26th works just fine for me. Matt, I don t remember where in Livermore we had the event back in 2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and
                Message 7 of 16 , Jan 21, 2009
                  Chris,

                  April 26th works just fine for me.

                  Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                  2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                  relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                  candidate.

                  I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento which
                  has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                  STRENDers...

                  So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can definitely
                  help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!

                  -Gurjeet

                  --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Matt,
                  >
                  > Matt,
                  >
                  > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll
                  do in shooting for host
                  > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is
                  flat running path that runs
                  > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                  Jose--in terms of traffic and
                  > generally dreary running conditions--wouldn't work.
                  >
                  > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the
                  Bay Area. Probably
                  > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.
                  >
                  > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and
                  then we'll compare notes
                  > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                  other Strenders?
                  > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                  >
                  > Keep Strending,
                  > Chris
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                  > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                  > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                  > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                  >
                  > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together
                  in Livermore.
                  > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                  otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                  permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by
                  the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms
                  are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                  regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                  and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around
                  the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best
                  alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,
                  >
                  > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                  > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                  > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                  > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                  >
                  > Good morning Strenders!
                  >
                  > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                  > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                  >
                  > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we
                  could use
                  > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                  > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                  the fittest city
                  > in the
                  U.S.(http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN3043573820080530).
                  > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a
                  very fit
                  > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                  > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco,
                  we'll be near
                  > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                  here and about
                  > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                  > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend
                  the rest of
                  > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                  cities in the
                  > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                  high, hundreds
                  > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                  >
                  > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                  > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout
                  the Bay Area
                  > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving
                  clients
                  > personalized 1:1 attention.
                  >
                  > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                  > comes to organizing this event—finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making
                  sure this
                  > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.
                  >
                  > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                  >
                  > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                  > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                  > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                  > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Sunday April 26th
                  > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                  >
                  > Matt
                  >
                  > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                  >
                  > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                  > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                  > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                  > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                  >
                  > Welcome Dennis!
                  >
                  > It's always great to have another Strender.
                  >
                  > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time
                  down
                  > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is
                  to do trial
                  > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for
                  the track.
                  > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found
                  that if I
                  > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of
                  reps I can
                  > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                  military press,
                  > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against
                  the wall
                  > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                  >
                  > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                  > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                  necessarily add
                  > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                  Strends on
                  > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased
                  reps
                  > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again
                  there are a
                  > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                  works best for
                  > you.
                  >
                  > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                  >
                  > -Chris Lele
                  >
                  > ____________ _________ _________ __
                  > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal . net>
                  > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                  > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                  > Subject: [STREND] Into
                  >
                  > What's your name? Dennis
                  >
                  > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.
                  >
                  > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                  competed yet,
                  > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                  specific training
                  > routines would be appreciated.
                  >
                  > - Dennis
                  >
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                • stephen wilber
                  can you all tell me....If you are training strend only...how many days a week do you train,,and how many are strend days? If you do chest and back on mon,..no
                  Message 8 of 16 , Jan 21, 2009
                    can you all tell me....If you are training strend only...how many days a week do you train,,and how many are strend days? If you do chest and back on mon,..no sense doing a strend on tues right?
                    I did train a lot for strend 2 yrs ago when Ed was going to have one...i did 3 a week for about 4 months....burned out and hated it after awhile..
                    tried doing heavy ones and light ones..but over did it...
                    john carmony has helped me a ton..he seems to be the best qualified to teach on this issue...he is very balanced and does a lot of things well..
                    but I still dont get the balance of how to mix strend training with other things...I do a lot of cleans, squats, heavy dips, and basic whole body lifting..
                    but its not body building,..and its soo tiring...dont know how to incorporate strend...
                    oh well..
                    thanks for any help everyone
                    steve
                    --- On Wed, 1/21/09, train_hard_win_easy <train_hard_win_easy@...> wrote:

                    From: train_hard_win_easy <train_hard_win_easy@...>
                    Subject: [STREND] Re: Into
                    To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                    Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 11:18 PM






                    Chris,

                    April 26th works just fine for me.

                    Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                    2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                    relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                    candidate.

                    I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento which
                    has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                    STRENDers...

                    So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can definitely
                    help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!

                    -Gurjeet

                    --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Matt,
                    >
                    > Matt,
                    >
                    > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll
                    do in shooting for host
                    > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is
                    flat running path that runs
                    > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                    Jose--in terms of traffic and
                    > generally dreary running conditions-- wouldn't work.
                    >
                    > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the
                    Bay Area. Probably
                    > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.
                    >
                    > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and
                    then we'll compare notes
                    > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                    other Strenders?
                    > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                    >
                    > Keep Strending,
                    > Chris
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ____________ _________ _________ __
                    > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                    > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                    > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                    > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                    >
                    > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together
                    in Livermore.
                    > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                    otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                    permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by
                    the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms
                    are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                    regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                    and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around
                    the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best
                    alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,
                    >
                    > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                    >
                    > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                    > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                    > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                    > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                    >
                    > Good morning Strenders!
                    >
                    > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                    > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                    >
                    > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we
                    could use
                    > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                    > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                    the fittest city
                    > in the
                    U.S.(http://www.reuters. com/article/ lifestyleMolt/ idUSN30435738200 80530).
                    > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a
                    very fit
                    > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                    > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco,
                    we'll be near
                    > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                    here and about
                    > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                    > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend
                    the rest of
                    > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                    cities in the
                    > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                    high, hundreds
                    > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                    >
                    > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                    > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout
                    the Bay Area
                    > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving
                    clients
                    > personalized 1:1 attention.
                    >
                    > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                    > comes to organizing this event�finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making
                    sure this
                    > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.
                    >
                    > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                    >
                    > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ____________ _________ _________ __
                    > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                    > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                    > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                    > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Sunday April 26th
                    > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                    >
                    > Matt
                    >
                    > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                    >
                    > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                    > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                    > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                    > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                    >
                    > Welcome Dennis!
                    >
                    > It's always great to have another Strender.
                    >
                    > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time
                    down
                    > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is
                    to do trial
                    > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for
                    the track.
                    > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found
                    that if I
                    > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of
                    reps I can
                    > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                    military press,
                    > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against
                    the wall
                    > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                    >
                    > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                    > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                    necessarily add
                    > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                    Strends on
                    > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased
                    reps
                    > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again
                    there are a
                    > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                    works best for
                    > you.
                    >
                    > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                    >
                    > -Chris Lele
                    >
                    > ____________ _________ _________ __
                    > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal . net>
                    > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                    > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                    > Subject: [STREND] Into
                    >
                    > What's your name? Dennis
                    >
                    > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.
                    >
                    > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                    competed yet,
                    > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                    specific training
                    > routines would be appreciated.
                    >
                    > - Dennis
                    >
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                  • JOHN CARMONY
                    Hey Chris 26th of April. sounds good to me. Middle of track season, but I will put it on my schedule! JC ... From: Chris Lele
                    Message 9 of 16 , Jan 22, 2009
                      Hey Chris

                      26th of April. sounds good to me. Middle of track season, but I will put it on my schedule!

                      JC

                      ----- Original Message -----
                      From: Chris Lele<mailto:sirchrislele@...>
                      To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                      Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:52 AM
                      Subject: Re: [STREND] Into


                      Matt,

                      Matt,

                      Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll do in shooting for host
                      is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is flat running path that runs
                      along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San Jose--in terms of traffic and
                      generally dreary running conditions--wouldn't work.

                      Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the Bay Area. Probably
                      easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.

                      Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and then we'll compare notes
                      and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you other Strenders?
                      John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?

                      Keep Strending,
                      Chris





                      ________________________________
                      From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...<mailto:skate_94538@...>>
                      To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                      Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                      Subject: Re: [STREND] Into

                      April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together in Livermore.
                      Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance, permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,

                      --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...<mailto:sirchrislele@...>> wrote:

                      From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...<mailto:sirchrislele@...>>
                      Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                      To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                      Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM

                      Good morning Strenders!

                      So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                      Bay Area. A few main reasons why:

                      1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we could use
                      (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                      2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be the fittest city
                      in the U.S.(http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN3043573820080530<http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN3043573820080530>).
                      With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a very fit
                      place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                      3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco, we'll be near
                      three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting here and about
                      will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                      4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend the rest of
                      the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic cities in the
                      world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin high, hundreds
                      of miles of scenic trail hiking.

                      My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                      willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout the Bay Area
                      that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving clients
                      personalized 1:1 attention.

                      Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                      comes to organizing this event-finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making sure this
                      goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.

                      As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.

                      Who's in? Let's make this happen!



                      ________________________________
                      From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...<mailto:skate_94538@...>>
                      To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                      Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                      Subject: Re: [STREND] Into



                      Sunday April 26th
                      Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?

                      Matt

                      --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                      From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                      Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                      To: STREND@yahoogroups<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups>. com
                      Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM

                      Welcome Dennis!

                      It's always great to have another Strender.

                      As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time down
                      there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is to do trial
                      Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for the track.
                      In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found that if I
                      add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of reps I can
                      do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For military press,
                      the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against the wall
                      first thing in the morning, going to near failure.

                      With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                      failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't necessarily add
                      more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing Strends on
                      consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased reps
                      for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again there are a
                      variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what works best for
                      you.

                      Again, welcome and good luck strending.

                      -Chris Lele

                      ____________ _________ _________ __
                      From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal<mailto:d_seward@sbcglobal> . net>
                      To: STREND@yahoogroups<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups>. com
                      Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                      Subject: [STREND] Into

                      What's your name? Dennis

                      How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.

                      Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not competed yet,
                      however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with specific training
                      routines would be appreciated.

                      - Dennis

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                    • JOHN CARMONY
                      Geeez Steve. I am going to get a big head with those kind words. Ed is the real master of all of this. For me it is more a matter of survival. As you get
                      Message 10 of 16 , Jan 22, 2009
                        Geeez Steve. I am going to get a big head with those kind words. Ed is the real master of all of this.

                        For me it is more a matter of survival. As you get older, the game changes. You have to be lot more careful about training--just to avoid getting injured. When I started training for Strend 10 years ago, the body could take a lot more punishment. Now at 55--almost 56, it is all about training consistently and staying healthy. I generally do two Strend type workouts a week--at varying degrees of intensity depending on how I feel. I use the Strend body weights and avoid using extra weight--which is a good way to hurt yourself. It seems to work as I have been able to maintain my conditioning and continue to pole vault as well.

                        My Strend goal is do to get a regulation Stend score (at least 8 reps of each and a sub 24 3 mile.) when I am 60. Pullups, chins, military and dips are easy. Benching, which has always been my weakest set, and the run are going to be the hardest of the exercises to maintain.

                        But it is all fun!! And competing with our group at our competitions is a lot of fun! What a great group of athletes!

                        Have a good one everyone!

                        JC



                        ----- Original Message -----
                        From: stephen wilber<mailto:stevie720@...>
                        To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                        Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:26 PM
                        Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into


                        can you all tell me....If you are training strend only...how many days a week do you train,,and how many are strend days? If you do chest and back on mon,..no sense doing a strend on tues right?
                        I did train a lot for strend 2 yrs ago when Ed was going to have one...i did 3 a week for about 4 months....burned out and hated it after awhile..
                        tried doing heavy ones and light ones..but over did it...
                        john carmony has helped me a ton..he seems to be the best qualified to teach on this issue...he is very balanced and does a lot of things well..
                        but I still dont get the balance of how to mix strend training with other things...I do a lot of cleans, squats, heavy dips, and basic whole body lifting..
                        but its not body building,..and its soo tiring...dont know how to incorporate strend...
                        oh well..
                        thanks for any help everyone
                        steve
                        --- On Wed, 1/21/09, train_hard_win_easy <train_hard_win_easy@...<mailto:train_hard_win_easy@...>> wrote:

                        From: train_hard_win_easy <train_hard_win_easy@...<mailto:train_hard_win_easy@...>>
                        Subject: [STREND] Re: Into
                        To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                        Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 11:18 PM






                        Chris,

                        April 26th works just fine for me.

                        Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                        2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                        relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                        candidate.

                        I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento which
                        has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                        STRENDers...

                        So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can definitely
                        help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!

                        -Gurjeet

                        --- In STREND@yahoogroups<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups>. com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                        >
                        > Matt,
                        >
                        > Matt,
                        >
                        > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll
                        do in shooting for host
                        > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is
                        flat running path that runs
                        > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                        Jose--in terms of traffic and
                        > generally dreary running conditions-- wouldn't work.
                        >
                        > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the
                        Bay Area. Probably
                        > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.
                        >
                        > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and
                        then we'll compare notes
                        > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                        other Strenders?
                        > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                        >
                        > Keep Strending,
                        > Chris
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > ____________ _________ _________ __
                        > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                        > To: STREND@yahoogroups<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups>. com
                        > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                        > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                        >
                        > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together
                        in Livermore.
                        > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                        otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                        permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by
                        the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms
                        are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                        regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                        and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around
                        the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best
                        alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,
                        >
                        > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                        >
                        > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                        > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                        > To: STREND@yahoogroups<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups>. com
                        > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                        >
                        > Good morning Strenders!
                        >
                        > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                        > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                        >
                        > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we
                        could use
                        > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                        > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                        the fittest city
                        > in the
                        U.S.(http://www.reuters<http://www.reuters/>. com/article/ lifestyleMolt/ idUSN30435738200 80530).
                        > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a
                        very fit
                        > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                        > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco,
                        we'll be near
                        > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                        here and about
                        > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                        > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend
                        the rest of
                        > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                        cities in the
                        > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                        high, hundreds
                        > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                        >
                        > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                        > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout
                        the Bay Area
                        > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving
                        clients
                        > personalized 1:1 attention.
                        >
                        > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                        > comes to organizing this event-finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making
                        sure this
                        > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.
                        >
                        > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                        >
                        > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > ____________ _________ _________ __
                        > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                        > To: STREND@yahoogroups<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups>. com
                        > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                        > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Sunday April 26th
                        > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                        >
                        > Matt
                        >
                        > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                        >
                        > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                        > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                        > To: STREND@yahoogroups<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups>. com
                        > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                        >
                        > Welcome Dennis!
                        >
                        > It's always great to have another Strender.
                        >
                        > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time
                        down
                        > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is
                        to do trial
                        > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for
                        the track.
                        > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found
                        that if I
                        > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of
                        reps I can
                        > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                        military press,
                        > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against
                        the wall
                        > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                        >
                        > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                        > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                        necessarily add
                        > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                        Strends on
                        > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased
                        reps
                        > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again
                        there are a
                        > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                        works best for
                        > you.
                        >
                        > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                        >
                        > -Chris Lele
                        >
                        > ____________ _________ _________ __
                        > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal<mailto:d_seward@sbcglobal> . net>
                        > To: STREND@yahoogroups<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups>. com
                        > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                        > Subject: [STREND] Into
                        >
                        > What's your name? Dennis
                        >
                        > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.
                        >
                        > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                        competed yet,
                        > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                        specific training
                        > routines would be appreciated.
                        >
                        > - Dennis
                        >
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                      • daniel ganley
                        John, if you going to do a strend in April....you ll be all ready for the one in Syracuse. July 25th.2009 . I know you like staying in those cheesy hotels
                        Message 11 of 16 , Jan 22, 2009
                          John, if you going to do a "strend" in April....you'll be all ready for the one in Syracuse. July 25th.2009 . I know you like staying in those cheesy hotels but you must stay with me.I've got the room. The snow should be gone by then.....maybe. The run has always been the hardest for me. along with the chin, dips, pullups, bench,behind the neckers, my real forte is  the after strend party.  I'm hoping you can make it and take home a birdhouse.
                          Peace Brother!
                           
                          Dan Ganley

                          --- On Thu, 1/22/09, JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...> wrote:

                          From: JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...>
                          Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into
                          To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                          Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 10:20 AM






                          Geeez Steve. I am going to get a big head with those kind words. Ed is the real master of all of this.

                          For me it is more a matter of survival. As you get older, the game changes. You have to be lot more careful about training--just to avoid getting injured. When I started training for Strend 10 years ago, the body could take a lot more punishment. Now at 55--almost 56, it is all about training consistently and staying healthy. I generally do two Strend type workouts a week--at varying degrees of intensity depending on how I feel. I use the Strend body weights and avoid using extra weight--which is a good way to hurt yourself. It seems to work as I have been able to maintain my conditioning and continue to pole vault as well.

                          My Strend goal is do to get a regulation Stend score (at least 8 reps of each and a sub 24 3 mile.) when I am 60. Pullups, chins, military and dips are easy. Benching, which has always been my weakest set, and the run are going to be the hardest of the exercises to maintain.

                          But it is all fun!! And competing with our group at our competitions is a lot of fun! What a great group of athletes!

                          Have a good one everyone!

                          JC

                          ----- Original Message -----
                          From: stephen wilber<mailto:stevie720@yahoo. com>
                          To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
                          Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:26 PM
                          Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into

                          can you all tell me....If you are training strend only...how many days a week do you train,,and how many are strend days? If you do chest and back on mon,..no sense doing a strend on tues right?
                          I did train a lot for strend 2 yrs ago when Ed was going to have one...i did 3 a week for about 4 months....burned out and hated it after awhile..
                          tried doing heavy ones and light ones..but over did it...
                          john carmony has helped me a ton..he seems to be the best qualified to teach on this issue...he is very balanced and does a lot of things well..
                          but I still dont get the balance of how to mix strend training with other things...I do a lot of cleans, squats, heavy dips, and basic whole body lifting..
                          but its not body building,..and its soo tiring...dont know how to incorporate strend...
                          oh well..
                          thanks for any help everyone
                          steve
                          --- On Wed, 1/21/09, train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com<mailto:train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>> wrote:

                          From: train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com<mailto:train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>>
                          Subject: [STREND] Re: Into
                          To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
                          Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 11:18 PM

                          Chris,

                          April 26th works just fine for me.

                          Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                          2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                          relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                          candidate.

                          I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento which
                          has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                          STRENDers...

                          So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can definitely
                          help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!

                          -Gurjeet

                          --- In STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                          >
                          > Matt,
                          >
                          > Matt,
                          >
                          > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll
                          do in shooting for host
                          > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is
                          flat running path that runs
                          > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                          Jose--in terms of traffic and
                          > generally dreary running conditions-- wouldn't work.
                          >
                          > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the
                          Bay Area. Probably
                          > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.
                          >
                          > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and
                          then we'll compare notes
                          > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                          other Strenders?
                          > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                          >
                          > Keep Strending,
                          > Chris
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > ____________ _________ _________ __
                          > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                          > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                          > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                          > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                          >
                          > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together
                          in Livermore.
                          > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                          otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                          permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by
                          the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms
                          are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                          regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                          and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around
                          the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best
                          alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,
                          >
                          > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                          >
                          > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                          > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                          > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                          > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                          >
                          > Good morning Strenders!
                          >
                          > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                          > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                          >
                          > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we
                          could use
                          > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                          > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                          the fittest city
                          > in the
                          U.S.(http://www.reuters<http://www.reuters/>. com/article/ lifestyleMolt/ idUSN30435738200 80530).
                          > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a
                          very fit
                          > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                          > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco,
                          we'll be near
                          > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                          here and about
                          > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                          > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend
                          the rest of
                          > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                          cities in the
                          > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                          high, hundreds
                          > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                          >
                          > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                          > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout
                          the Bay Area
                          > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving
                          clients
                          > personalized 1:1 attention.
                          >
                          > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                          > comes to organizing this event-finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making
                          sure this
                          > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.
                          >
                          > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                          >
                          > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > ____________ _________ _________ __
                          > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                          > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                          > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                          > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > Sunday April 26th
                          > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                          >
                          > Matt
                          >
                          > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                          >
                          > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                          > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                          > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                          > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                          >
                          > Welcome Dennis!
                          >
                          > It's always great to have another Strender.
                          >
                          > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time
                          down
                          > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is
                          to do trial
                          > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for
                          the track.
                          > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found
                          that if I
                          > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of
                          reps I can
                          > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                          military press,
                          > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against
                          the wall
                          > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                          >
                          > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                          > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                          necessarily add
                          > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                          Strends on
                          > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased
                          reps
                          > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again
                          there are a
                          > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                          works best for
                          > you.
                          >
                          > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                          >
                          > -Chris Lele
                          >
                          > ____________ _________ _________ __
                          > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal <mailto:d_ seward@sbcglobal > . net>
                          > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                          > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                          > Subject: [STREND] Into
                          >
                          > What's your name? Dennis
                          >
                          > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.
                          >
                          > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                          competed yet,
                          > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                          specific training
                          > routines would be appreciated.
                          >
                          > - Dennis
                          >
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                        • JOHN CARMONY
                          Hey Dan, July 25th. Hopefully the snow will be gone, and the heat and humidity! I will put it on my schedule and start working in that direction as well! Can
                          Message 12 of 16 , Jan 22, 2009
                            Hey Dan,

                            July 25th. Hopefully the snow will be gone, and the heat and humidity!

                            I will put it on my schedule and start working in that direction as well!

                            Can you make a birdcage for the Masters champ? Ha!

                            Great to hear from you!

                            JC


                            ----- Original Message -----
                            From: daniel ganley<mailto:strend666@...>
                            To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                            Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:59 AM
                            Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into


                            John, if you going to do a "strend" in April....you'll be all ready for the one in Syracuse. July 25th.2009 . I know you like staying in those cheesy hotels but you must stay with me.I've got the room. The snow should be gone by then.....maybe. The run has always been the hardest for me. along with the chin, dips, pullups, bench,behind the neckers, my real forte is the after strend party. I'm hoping you can make it and take home a birdhouse.
                            Peace Brother!

                            Dan Ganley

                            --- On Thu, 1/22/09, JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...<mailto:jcar75%40msn.com>> wrote:

                            From: JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...<mailto:jcar75%40msn.com>>
                            Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into
                            To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND%40yahoogroups.com>
                            Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 10:20 AM

                            Geeez Steve. I am going to get a big head with those kind words. Ed is the real master of all of this.

                            For me it is more a matter of survival. As you get older, the game changes. You have to be lot more careful about training--just to avoid getting injured. When I started training for Strend 10 years ago, the body could take a lot more punishment. Now at 55--almost 56, it is all about training consistently and staying healthy. I generally do two Strend type workouts a week--at varying degrees of intensity depending on how I feel. I use the Strend body weights and avoid using extra weight--which is a good way to hurt yourself. It seems to work as I have been able to maintain my conditioning and continue to pole vault as well.

                            My Strend goal is do to get a regulation Stend score (at least 8 reps of each and a sub 24 3 mile.) when I am 60. Pullups, chins, military and dips are easy. Benching, which has always been my weakest set, and the run are going to be the hardest of the exercises to maintain.

                            But it is all fun!! And competing with our group at our competitions is a lot of fun! What a great group of athletes!

                            Have a good one everyone!

                            JC

                            ----- Original Message -----
                            From: stephen wilber<mailto:stevie720@yahoo. com>
                            To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
                            Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:26 PM
                            Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into

                            can you all tell me....If you are training strend only...how many days a week do you train,,and how many are strend days? If you do chest and back on mon,..no sense doing a strend on tues right?
                            I did train a lot for strend 2 yrs ago when Ed was going to have one...i did 3 a week for about 4 months....burned out and hated it after awhile..
                            tried doing heavy ones and light ones..but over did it...
                            john carmony has helped me a ton..he seems to be the best qualified to teach on this issue...he is very balanced and does a lot of things well..
                            but I still dont get the balance of how to mix strend training with other things...I do a lot of cleans, squats, heavy dips, and basic whole body lifting..
                            but its not body building,..and its soo tiring...dont know how to incorporate strend...
                            oh well..
                            thanks for any help everyone
                            steve
                            --- On Wed, 1/21/09, train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com<mailto:train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>> wrote:

                            From: train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com<mailto:train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>>
                            Subject: [STREND] Re: Into
                            To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
                            Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 11:18 PM

                            Chris,

                            April 26th works just fine for me.

                            Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                            2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                            relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                            candidate.

                            I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento which
                            has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                            STRENDers...

                            So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can definitely
                            help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!

                            -Gurjeet

                            --- In STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                            >
                            > Matt,
                            >
                            > Matt,
                            >
                            > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll
                            do in shooting for host
                            > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is
                            flat running path that runs
                            > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                            Jose--in terms of traffic and
                            > generally dreary running conditions-- wouldn't work.
                            >
                            > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the
                            Bay Area. Probably
                            > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.
                            >
                            > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and
                            then we'll compare notes
                            > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                            other Strenders?
                            > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                            >
                            > Keep Strending,
                            > Chris
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > ____________ _________ _________ __
                            > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                            > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                            > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                            > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                            >
                            > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together
                            in Livermore.
                            > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                            otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                            permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by
                            the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms
                            are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                            regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                            and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around
                            the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best
                            alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,
                            >
                            > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                            >
                            > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                            > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                            > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                            > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                            >
                            > Good morning Strenders!
                            >
                            > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                            > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                            >
                            > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we
                            could use
                            > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                            > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                            the fittest city
                            > in the
                            U.S.(http://www.reuters<http://www.reuters/><http://www.reuters/<http://www.reuters/>>. com/article/ lifestyleMolt/ idUSN30435738200 80530).
                            > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a
                            very fit
                            > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                            > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco,
                            we'll be near
                            > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                            here and about
                            > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                            > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend
                            the rest of
                            > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                            cities in the
                            > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                            high, hundreds
                            > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                            >
                            > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                            > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout
                            the Bay Area
                            > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving
                            clients
                            > personalized 1:1 attention.
                            >
                            > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                            > comes to organizing this event-finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making
                            sure this
                            > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.
                            >
                            > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                            >
                            > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > ____________ _________ _________ __
                            > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                            > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                            > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                            > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > Sunday April 26th
                            > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                            >
                            > Matt
                            >
                            > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                            >
                            > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                            > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                            > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                            > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                            >
                            > Welcome Dennis!
                            >
                            > It's always great to have another Strender.
                            >
                            > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time
                            down
                            > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is
                            to do trial
                            > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for
                            the track.
                            > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found
                            that if I
                            > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of
                            reps I can
                            > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                            military press,
                            > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against
                            the wall
                            > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                            >
                            > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                            > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                            necessarily add
                            > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                            Strends on
                            > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased
                            reps
                            > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again
                            there are a
                            > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                            works best for
                            > you.
                            >
                            > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                            >
                            > -Chris Lele
                            >
                            > ____________ _________ _________ __
                            > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal <mailto:d_ seward@sbcglobal > . net>
                            > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                            > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                            > Subject: [STREND] Into
                            >
                            > What's your name? Dennis
                            >
                            > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.
                            >
                            > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                            competed yet,
                            > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                            specific training
                            > routines would be appreciated.
                            >
                            > - Dennis
                            >
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                          • daniel ganley
                            John, If you come I ll make sure there s a Master Division.   Dan ... From: JOHN CARMONY Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into To:
                            Message 13 of 16 , Jan 22, 2009
                              John, If you come I'll make sure there's a Master Division.
                               
                              Dan

                              --- On Thu, 1/22/09, JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...> wrote:

                              From: JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...>
                              Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into
                              To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                              Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 11:30 AM






                              Hey Dan,

                              July 25th. Hopefully the snow will be gone, and the heat and humidity!

                              I will put it on my schedule and start working in that direction as well!

                              Can you make a birdcage for the Masters champ? Ha!

                              Great to hear from you!

                              JC

                              ----- Original Message -----
                              From: daniel ganley<mailto:strend666@yahoo. com>
                              To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
                              Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:59 AM
                              Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into

                              John, if you going to do a "strend" in April....you' ll be all ready for the one in Syracuse. July 25th.2009 . I know you like staying in those cheesy hotels but you must stay with me.I've got the room. The snow should be gone by then.....maybe. The run has always been the hardest for me. along with the chin, dips, pullups, bench,behind the neckers, my real forte is the after strend party. I'm hoping you can make it and take home a birdhouse.
                              Peace Brother!

                              Dan Ganley

                              --- On Thu, 1/22/09, JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...<mailto:jcar75% 40msn.com> > wrote:

                              From: JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...<mailto:jcar75% 40msn.com> >
                              Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into
                              To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND% 40yahoogroups. com>
                              Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 10:20 AM

                              Geeez Steve. I am going to get a big head with those kind words. Ed is the real master of all of this.

                              For me it is more a matter of survival. As you get older, the game changes. You have to be lot more careful about training--just to avoid getting injured. When I started training for Strend 10 years ago, the body could take a lot more punishment. Now at 55--almost 56, it is all about training consistently and staying healthy. I generally do two Strend type workouts a week--at varying degrees of intensity depending on how I feel. I use the Strend body weights and avoid using extra weight--which is a good way to hurt yourself. It seems to work as I have been able to maintain my conditioning and continue to pole vault as well.

                              My Strend goal is do to get a regulation Stend score (at least 8 reps of each and a sub 24 3 mile.) when I am 60. Pullups, chins, military and dips are easy. Benching, which has always been my weakest set, and the run are going to be the hardest of the exercises to maintain.

                              But it is all fun!! And competing with our group at our competitions is a lot of fun! What a great group of athletes!

                              Have a good one everyone!

                              JC

                              ----- Original Message -----
                              From: stephen wilber<mailto: stevie720@ yahoo. com>
                              To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                              Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:26 PM
                              Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into

                              can you all tell me....If you are training strend only...how many days a week do you train,,and how many are strend days? If you do chest and back on mon,..no sense doing a strend on tues right?
                              I did train a lot for strend 2 yrs ago when Ed was going to have one...i did 3 a week for about 4 months....burned out and hated it after awhile..
                              tried doing heavy ones and light ones..but over did it...
                              john carmony has helped me a ton..he seems to be the best qualified to teach on this issue...he is very balanced and does a lot of things well..
                              but I still dont get the balance of how to mix strend training with other things...I do a lot of cleans, squats, heavy dips, and basic whole body lifting..
                              but its not body building,..and its soo tiring...dont know how to incorporate strend...
                              oh well..
                              thanks for any help everyone
                              steve
                              --- On Wed, 1/21/09, train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_ win_ easy@yahoo. com<mailto:train_ hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>> wrote:

                              From: train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_ win_ easy@yahoo. com<mailto:train_ hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>>
                              Subject: [STREND] Re: Into
                              To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                              Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 11:18 PM

                              Chris,

                              April 26th works just fine for me.

                              Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                              2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                              relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                              candidate.

                              I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento which
                              has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                              STRENDers...

                              So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can definitely
                              help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!

                              -Gurjeet

                              --- In STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                              >
                              > Matt,
                              >
                              > Matt,
                              >
                              > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll
                              do in shooting for host
                              > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is
                              flat running path that runs
                              > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                              Jose--in terms of traffic and
                              > generally dreary running conditions-- wouldn't work.
                              >
                              > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the
                              Bay Area. Probably
                              > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.
                              >
                              > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and
                              then we'll compare notes
                              > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                              other Strenders?
                              > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                              >
                              > Keep Strending,
                              > Chris
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > ____________ _________ _________ __
                              > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                              > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                              > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                              > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                              >
                              > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together
                              in Livermore.
                              > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                              otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                              permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by
                              the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms
                              are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                              regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                              and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around
                              the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best
                              alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,
                              >
                              > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                              >
                              > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                              > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                              > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                              > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                              >
                              > Good morning Strenders!
                              >
                              > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                              > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                              >
                              > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we
                              could use
                              > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                              > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                              the fittest city
                              > in the
                              U.S.(http://www.reuters<http://www.reuters/><http://www.reuters/<http://www.reuters/>>. com/article/ lifestyleMolt/ idUSN30435738200 80530).
                              > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a
                              very fit
                              > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                              > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco,
                              we'll be near
                              > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                              here and about
                              > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                              > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend
                              the rest of
                              > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                              cities in the
                              > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                              high, hundreds
                              > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                              >
                              > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                              > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout
                              the Bay Area
                              > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving
                              clients
                              > personalized 1:1 attention.
                              >
                              > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                              > comes to organizing this event-finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making
                              sure this
                              > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.
                              >
                              > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                              >
                              > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > ____________ _________ _________ __
                              > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                              > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                              > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                              > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > Sunday April 26th
                              > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                              >
                              > Matt
                              >
                              > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                              >
                              > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                              > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                              > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                              > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                              >
                              > Welcome Dennis!
                              >
                              > It's always great to have another Strender.
                              >
                              > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time
                              down
                              > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is
                              to do trial
                              > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for
                              the track.
                              > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found
                              that if I
                              > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of
                              reps I can
                              > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                              military press,
                              > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against
                              the wall
                              > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                              >
                              > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                              > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                              necessarily add
                              > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                              Strends on
                              > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased
                              reps
                              > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again
                              there are a
                              > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                              works best for
                              > you.
                              >
                              > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                              >
                              > -Chris Lele
                              >
                              > ____________ _________ _________ __
                              > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal <mailto:d_ seward@sbcglobal > . net>
                              > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                              > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                              > Subject: [STREND] Into
                              >
                              > What's your name? Dennis
                              >
                              > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.
                              >
                              > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                              competed yet,
                              > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                              specific training
                              > routines would be appreciated.
                              >
                              > - Dennis
                              >
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                            • JOHN CARMONY
                              Thanks! Competing against these kids is getting tough!!!!!!!! I would like to think that they are just getting better, but I am afraid it is more related to my
                              Message 14 of 16 , Jan 22, 2009
                                Thanks! Competing against these kids is getting tough!!!!!!!!

                                I would like to think that they are just getting better, but I am afraid it is more related to my progress (unprogress!)!!



                                ----- Original Message -----
                                From: daniel ganley<mailto:strend666@...>
                                To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                                Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 10:48 AM
                                Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into


                                John, If you come I'll make sure there's a Master Division.

                                Dan

                                --- On Thu, 1/22/09, JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...<mailto:jcar75@...>> wrote:

                                From: JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...<mailto:jcar75@...>>
                                Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into
                                To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                                Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 11:30 AM

                                Hey Dan,

                                July 25th. Hopefully the snow will be gone, and the heat and humidity!

                                I will put it on my schedule and start working in that direction as well!

                                Can you make a birdcage for the Masters champ? Ha!

                                Great to hear from you!

                                JC

                                ----- Original Message -----
                                From: daniel ganley<mailto:strend666@yahoo. com>
                                To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
                                Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:59 AM
                                Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into

                                John, if you going to do a "strend" in April....you' ll be all ready for the one in Syracuse. July 25th.2009 . I know you like staying in those cheesy hotels but you must stay with me.I've got the room. The snow should be gone by then.....maybe. The run has always been the hardest for me. along with the chin, dips, pullups, bench,behind the neckers, my real forte is the after strend party. I'm hoping you can make it and take home a birdhouse.
                                Peace Brother!

                                Dan Ganley

                                --- On Thu, 1/22/09, JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...<mailto:jcar75%40msn.com><mailto:jcar75% 40msn.com> > wrote:

                                From: JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...<mailto:jcar75%40msn.com><mailto:jcar75% 40msn.com> >
                                Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into
                                To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND% 40yahoogroups. com>
                                Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 10:20 AM

                                Geeez Steve. I am going to get a big head with those kind words. Ed is the real master of all of this.

                                For me it is more a matter of survival. As you get older, the game changes. You have to be lot more careful about training--just to avoid getting injured. When I started training for Strend 10 years ago, the body could take a lot more punishment. Now at 55--almost 56, it is all about training consistently and staying healthy. I generally do two Strend type workouts a week--at varying degrees of intensity depending on how I feel. I use the Strend body weights and avoid using extra weight--which is a good way to hurt yourself. It seems to work as I have been able to maintain my conditioning and continue to pole vault as well.

                                My Strend goal is do to get a regulation Stend score (at least 8 reps of each and a sub 24 3 mile.) when I am 60. Pullups, chins, military and dips are easy. Benching, which has always been my weakest set, and the run are going to be the hardest of the exercises to maintain.

                                But it is all fun!! And competing with our group at our competitions is a lot of fun! What a great group of athletes!

                                Have a good one everyone!

                                JC

                                ----- Original Message -----
                                From: stephen wilber<mailto: stevie720@ yahoo. com>
                                To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:26 PM
                                Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: Into

                                can you all tell me....If you are training strend only...how many days a week do you train,,and how many are strend days? If you do chest and back on mon,..no sense doing a strend on tues right?
                                I did train a lot for strend 2 yrs ago when Ed was going to have one...i did 3 a week for about 4 months....burned out and hated it after awhile..
                                tried doing heavy ones and light ones..but over did it...
                                john carmony has helped me a ton..he seems to be the best qualified to teach on this issue...he is very balanced and does a lot of things well..
                                but I still dont get the balance of how to mix strend training with other things...I do a lot of cleans, squats, heavy dips, and basic whole body lifting..
                                but its not body building,..and its soo tiring...dont know how to incorporate strend...
                                oh well..
                                thanks for any help everyone
                                steve
                                --- On Wed, 1/21/09, train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_ win_ easy@yahoo. com<mailto:train_ hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>> wrote:

                                From: train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_ win_ easy@yahoo. com<mailto:train_ hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>>
                                Subject: [STREND] Re: Into
                                To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 11:18 PM

                                Chris,

                                April 26th works just fine for me.

                                Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                                2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                                relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                                candidate.

                                I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento which
                                has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                                STRENDers...

                                So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can definitely
                                help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!

                                -Gurjeet

                                --- In STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                >
                                > Matt,
                                >
                                > Matt,
                                >
                                > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What I'll
                                do in shooting for host
                                > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There is
                                flat running path that runs
                                > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                                Jose--in terms of traffic and
                                > generally dreary running conditions-- wouldn't work.
                                >
                                > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from the
                                Bay Area. Probably
                                > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by traffic.
                                >
                                > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here and
                                then we'll compare notes
                                > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                                other Strenders?
                                > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                                >
                                > Keep Strending,
                                > Chris
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                                > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                                > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                                > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                >
                                > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness together
                                in Livermore.
                                > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                                otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                                permission from the Unified school district, special requirements by
                                the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or lockerooms
                                are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                                regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                                and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event around
                                the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The best
                                alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the road,
                                >
                                > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                >
                                > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                                > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                                > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                                >
                                > Good morning Strenders!
                                >
                                > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                                > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                                >
                                > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather tracks we
                                could use
                                > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                                > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                                the fittest city
                                > in the
                                U.S.(http://www.reuters<http://www.reuters/><http://www.reuters/<http://www.reuters/>><http://www.reuters/<http://www.reuters/><http://www.reuters/<http://www.reuters/>>>. com/article/ lifestyleMolt/ idUSN30435738200 80530).
                                > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in general a
                                very fit
                                > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                                > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San Francisco,
                                we'll be near
                                > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                                here and about
                                > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                                > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can spend
                                the rest of
                                > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                                cities in the
                                > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                                high, hundreds
                                > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                                >
                                > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                                > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms throughout
                                the Bay Area
                                > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or giving
                                clients
                                > personalized 1:1 attention.
                                >
                                > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                                > comes to organizing this event-finding a sponsor, T-shirts, making
                                sure this
                                > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV stations.
                                >
                                > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                                >
                                > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                                > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                                > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                                > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                > Sunday April 26th
                                > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                                >
                                > Matt
                                >
                                > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                >
                                > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                                > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                                > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                                >
                                > Welcome Dennis!
                                >
                                > It's always great to have another Strender.
                                >
                                > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running time
                                down
                                > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward way is
                                to do trial
                                > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill for
                                the track.
                                > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've found
                                that if I
                                > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number of
                                reps I can
                                > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                                military press,
                                > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups against
                                the wall
                                > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                                >
                                > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to repeated
                                > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                                necessarily add
                                > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                                Strends on
                                > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to increased
                                reps
                                > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal. Again
                                there are a
                                > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                                works best for
                                > you.
                                >
                                > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                                >
                                > -Chris Lele
                                >
                                > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal <mailto:d_ seward@sbcglobal > . net>
                                > To: STREND@yahoogroups< mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups> . com
                                > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                                > Subject: [STREND] Into
                                >
                                > What's your name? Dennis
                                >
                                > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness sites.
                                >
                                > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                                competed yet,
                                > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                                specific training
                                > routines would be appreciated.
                                >
                                > - Dennis
                                >
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                              • Matt
                                Try this link to the possible run course: It is a mile loop. So 3 loops. (this way you get your split every mile as well and a little bit of cheering and
                                Message 15 of 16 , Jan 26, 2009
                                  Try this link to the possible run course: It is a mile loop. So 3
                                  loops. (this way you get your split every mile as well and a little
                                  bit of cheering and motivation)
                                  The mini strend would only require 1 loop at the basic division
                                  level followed by the mile x 3.14159
                                  http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-states/ca/livermore/871034940616
                                  Pretty darn flat, of course thier are some subtle elevation changes
                                  but barely noticeable when actually running.


                                  --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com, "train_hard_win_easy"
                                  <train_hard_win_easy@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > Chris,
                                  >
                                  > April 26th works just fine for me.
                                  >
                                  > Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                                  > 2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                                  > relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                                  > candidate.
                                  >
                                  > I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento
                                  which
                                  > has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                                  > STRENDers...
                                  >
                                  > So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can
                                  definitely
                                  > help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!
                                  >
                                  > -Gurjeet
                                  >
                                  > --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@> wrote:
                                  > >
                                  > > Matt,
                                  > >
                                  > > Matt,
                                  > >
                                  > > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What
                                  I'll
                                  > do in shooting for host
                                  > > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There
                                  is
                                  > flat running path that runs
                                  > > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                                  > Jose--in terms of traffic and
                                  > > generally dreary running conditions--wouldn't work.
                                  > >
                                  > > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from
                                  the
                                  > Bay Area. Probably
                                  > > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by
                                  traffic.
                                  > >
                                  > > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here
                                  and
                                  > then we'll compare notes
                                  > > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                                  > other Strenders?
                                  > > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                                  > >
                                  > > Keep Strending,
                                  > > Chris
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > ________________________________
                                  > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@>
                                  > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                  > > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                                  > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                  > >
                                  > > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness
                                  together
                                  > in Livermore.
                                  > > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                                  > otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                                  > permission from the Unified school district, special requirements
                                  by
                                  > the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or
                                  lockerooms
                                  > are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                                  > regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                                  > and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event
                                  around
                                  > the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The
                                  best
                                  > alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the
                                  road,
                                  > >
                                  > > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@> wrote:
                                  > >
                                  > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@>
                                  > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                  > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                  > > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                                  > >
                                  > > Good morning Strenders!
                                  > >
                                  > > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                                  > > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                                  > >
                                  > > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather
                                  tracks we
                                  > could use
                                  > > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                                  > > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                                  > the fittest city
                                  > > in the
                                  > U.S.
                                  (http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN3043573820080530).
                                  > > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in
                                  general a
                                  > very fit
                                  > > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                                  > > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San
                                  Francisco,
                                  > we'll be near
                                  > > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                                  > here and about
                                  > > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                                  > > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can
                                  spend
                                  > the rest of
                                  > > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                                  > cities in the
                                  > > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                                  > high, hundreds
                                  > > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                                  > >
                                  > > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                                  > > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms
                                  throughout
                                  > the Bay Area
                                  > > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or
                                  giving
                                  > clients
                                  > > personalized 1:1 attention.
                                  > >
                                  > > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                                  > > comes to organizing this event—finding a sponsor, T-shirts,
                                  making
                                  > sure this
                                  > > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV
                                  stations.
                                  > >
                                  > > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                                  > >
                                  > > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > ________________________________
                                  > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@>
                                  > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                  > > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                                  > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > Sunday April 26th
                                  > > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                                  > >
                                  > > Matt
                                  > >
                                  > > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                  > >
                                  > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                                  > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                  > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                  > > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                                  > >
                                  > > Welcome Dennis!
                                  > >
                                  > > It's always great to have another Strender.
                                  > >
                                  > > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running
                                  time
                                  > down
                                  > > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward
                                  way is
                                  > to do trial
                                  > > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill
                                  for
                                  > the track.
                                  > > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've
                                  found
                                  > that if I
                                  > > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number
                                  of
                                  > reps I can
                                  > > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                                  > military press,
                                  > > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups
                                  against
                                  > the wall
                                  > > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                                  > >
                                  > > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to
                                  repeated
                                  > > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                                  > necessarily add
                                  > > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                                  > Strends on
                                  > > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to
                                  increased
                                  > reps
                                  > > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal.
                                  Again
                                  > there are a
                                  > > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                                  > works best for
                                  > > you.
                                  > >
                                  > > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                                  > >
                                  > > -Chris Lele
                                  > >
                                  > > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                  > > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal . net>
                                  > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                  > > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                                  > > Subject: [STREND] Into
                                  > >
                                  > > What's your name? Dennis
                                  > >
                                  > > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness
                                  sites.
                                  > >
                                  > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                                  > competed yet,
                                  > > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                                  > specific training
                                  > > routines would be appreciated.
                                  > >
                                  > > - Dennis
                                  > >
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                                  > > Subscribe: STREND-subscribe@
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                                  > >
                                  > > To go to the STREND Website:
                                  > > http://www.strend.comYahoo! Groups Links
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                                • Chris Lele
                                  That sounds good. I really like the cheering aspect as well as getting to know one s split. Out in Sac. running by myself my competitive juices weren t really
                                  Message 16 of 16 , Jan 27, 2009
                                    That sounds good. I really like the cheering aspect as well as getting
                                    to know one's split. Out in Sac. running by myself my competitive
                                    juices weren't really flowing.

                                    Also, Livermore is only about 30 minutes from Oakland airport so people
                                    coming from out of town shouldn't have a problem. Have you secured
                                    any gyms who are providing the equipment?

                                    I'll still keep on knocking on doors just to see what I can drum up here.
                                    Who knows, maybe for a future, summertime strend.



                                    ________________________________
                                    From: Matt <skate_94538@...>
                                    To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                    Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 5:57:32 PM
                                    Subject: [STREND] Re: Into


                                    Try this link to the possible run course: It is a mile loop. So 3
                                    loops. (this way you get your split every mile as well and a little
                                    bit of cheering and motivation)
                                    The mini strend would only require 1 loop at the basic division
                                    level followed by the mile x 3.14159
                                    http://www.mapmyrun .com/run/ united-states/ ca/livermore/ 871034940616
                                    Pretty darn flat, of course thier are some subtle elevation changes
                                    but barely noticeable when actually running.

                                    --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "train_hard_ win_easy"
                                    <train_hard_ win_easy@ ...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > Chris,
                                    >
                                    > April 26th works just fine for me.
                                    >
                                    > Matt, I don't remember where in Livermore we had the event back in
                                    > 2003 but that seemed to work well. The out and back course was
                                    > relatively flat and fast so I think that would definitely be a good
                                    > candidate.
                                    >
                                    > I recently started working at 24 Hour Fitness here in Sacramento
                                    which
                                    > has been good for both my training and recruiting possible new
                                    > STRENDers...
                                    >
                                    > So, once the details are hammered out let me know and I can
                                    definitely
                                    > help with promoting the event in the Sacramento area!
                                    >
                                    > -Gurjeet
                                    >
                                    > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ > wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > > Matt,
                                    > >
                                    > > Matt,
                                    > >
                                    > > Wow, those costs and regulations are pretty prohibitive. What
                                    I'll
                                    > do in shooting for host
                                    > > is to find an exercise facility in Los Gatos or Campbell. There
                                    is
                                    > flat running path that runs
                                    > > along the creek that abuts both cities. Any other place in San
                                    > Jose--in terms of traffic and
                                    > > generally dreary running conditions-- wouldn't work.
                                    > >
                                    > > Livermore would work well too. Only one range of hills over from
                                    the
                                    > Bay Area. Probably
                                    > > easier to find an out and back three mile not plagued by
                                    traffic.
                                    > >
                                    > > Over the next couple weeks I'll try to come up with a host here
                                    and
                                    > then we'll compare notes
                                    > > and see what we want to do. April 26th sounds good. How about you
                                    > other Strenders?
                                    > > John, Greg, Gurjit? How does that work?
                                    > >
                                    > > Keep Strending,
                                    > > Chris
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                    > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ >
                                    > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                    > > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:21:30 PM
                                    > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                    > >
                                    > > April 26th, shooting for a host: Anytime fitness or Fitness
                                    together
                                    > in Livermore.
                                    > > Remember the problem with running on a track be it Highschool or
                                    > otherwise, requires-upwards of 2,000,0000 of event insurance,
                                    > permission from the Unified school district, special requirements
                                    by
                                    > the school, including on site EMT and if the bathrooms or
                                    lockerooms
                                    > are used, you have to pay for at least 1 janitor for 8 hours
                                    > regardless of the length of the event, there is also parking issues
                                    > and the general public to consider. Coordinating your event
                                    around
                                    > the numerous sports and other activities is near impossible. The
                                    best
                                    > alternative for a local strend is an out and back flat run on the
                                    road,
                                    > >
                                    > > --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ > wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ >
                                    > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                    > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                    > > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:46 AM
                                    > >
                                    > > Good morning Strenders!
                                    > >
                                    > > So here's what I'm thinking. Let's have the Strend in the
                                    > > Bay Area. A few main reasons why:
                                    > >
                                    > > 1. The climate is great and there are many all-weather
                                    tracks we
                                    > could use
                                    > > (Kezar Stadium, Campbell Community Center, etc.)
                                    > > 2. According to a recent study, San Francisco was found to be
                                    > the fittest city
                                    > > in the
                                    > U.S.
                                    (http://www.reuters. com/article/ lifestyleMolt/ idUSN30435738200 80530).
                                    > > With a total of 4.5 million residents, the Bay Area is in
                                    general a
                                    > very fit
                                    > > place. We should be able to recruit quite a few new Strenders.
                                    > > 3. Whether we hold the Strend in San Jose or in San
                                    Francisco,
                                    > we'll be near
                                    > > three major airports (Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.) Getting
                                    > here and about
                                    > > will be easy for those Strenders coming from out of town.
                                    > > 4. After sending your pulse into the stratosphere, you can
                                    spend
                                    > the rest of
                                    > > the weekend enjoying San Francisco, one of the most photogenic
                                    > cities in the
                                    > > world. Or, for those still jonesing a fitness-induced endorphin
                                    > high, hundreds
                                    > > of miles of scenic trail hiking.
                                    > >
                                    > > My goal would be to find a local gym/sponsor who'd be
                                    > > willing to host the Strend. There are many smaller gyms
                                    throughout
                                    > the Bay Area
                                    > > that specialize in training elite, high-level athletes and/or
                                    giving
                                    > clients
                                    > > personalized 1:1 attention.
                                    > >
                                    > > Of course, I'd love to get any other Strenders help when it
                                    > > comes to organizing this event�finding a sponsor, T-shirts,
                                    making
                                    > sure this
                                    > > goes off smoothly, marketing, approaching local newspapers/TV
                                    stations.
                                    > >
                                    > > As for the date, April 26th sounds perfect.
                                    > >
                                    > > Who's in? Let's make this happen!
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                    > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ >
                                    > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                    > > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59:48 PM
                                    > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > Sunday April 26th
                                    > > Does that date seem to work for the Next STREND?
                                    > >
                                    > > Matt
                                    > >
                                    > > --- On Mon, 1/5/09, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                                    > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Into
                                    > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                    > > Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
                                    > >
                                    > > Welcome Dennis!
                                    > >
                                    > > It's always great to have another Strender.
                                    > >
                                    > > As for getting those reps up there (as well as for that running
                                    time
                                    > down
                                    > > there) there are a variety of approaches. One straightforward
                                    way is
                                    > to do trial
                                    > > Strends. I often do these in the gym, substituting the treadmill
                                    for
                                    > the track.
                                    > > In terms of the disciplines, each one differs a little. I've
                                    found
                                    > that if I
                                    > > add a little bit of resistance this usually increase the number
                                    of
                                    > reps I can
                                    > > do. For pull-ups I put a 20/30 dumbbell between my ankles. For
                                    > military press,
                                    > > the thing that works best for me is to head-stand push ups
                                    against
                                    > the wall
                                    > > first thing in the morning, going to near failure.
                                    > >
                                    > > With many of the Strend exercises, I've found that going to
                                    repeated
                                    > > failure (back-to-back set of pull-ups for instance) doesn't
                                    > necessarily add
                                    > > more reps. Additionally, you want to give your body rest. Doing
                                    > Strends on
                                    > > consecutive days, while a good fitness rush, hasn't led to
                                    increased
                                    > reps
                                    > > for me. Once every ten days on trial Strends is pretty ideal.
                                    Again
                                    > there are a
                                    > > variety of approaches. Definitely experiment and let us know what
                                    > works best for
                                    > > you.
                                    > >
                                    > > Again, welcome and good luck strending.
                                    > >
                                    > > -Chris Lele
                                    > >
                                    > > ____________ _________ _________ __
                                    > > From: Dennis Seward <d_seward@sbcglobal . net>
                                    > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                    > > Sent: Monday, January 5, 2009 1:48:33 PM
                                    > > Subject: [STREND] Into
                                    > >
                                    > > What's your name? Dennis
                                    > >
                                    > > How you were introduced to STREND? Found it browsing fitness
                                    sites.
                                    > >
                                    > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? I have not
                                    > competed yet,
                                    > > however I am interested in competing this year. Any help with
                                    > specific training
                                    > > routines would be appreciated.
                                    > >
                                    > > - Dennis
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