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Lull

During the last few weeks since my last post, I have kept busy trying to keep busy. Like a ship that slipped its moor, I drifted away from a safe harbor back out into open waters.
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Der Berg Ruft

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Equipment Check

As my physical training for Rainier slowly tapered off, my mental training kicked into high gear.
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Interruptions

The Männer and I returned from the Karkonosze National Park in Poland during my 19th week of training. This week in the base training part of New Alpinism is for rest and recovery.
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On a Training Lifestyle

Like Lee, I recently asked myself whether I could count what I call lifestyle activity to my training plan. I spend these hours walking to the subway everyday or carrying the groceries home from our local supermarket on the weekend.
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Silent Nights

As the holiday approaches, I look forward to taking a break. The last seven weeks of max strength training were an adjustment. I cut back this fall on interval training and on three days of weight lifting. Instead, I added new exercises like dips and pull-ups while refraining from using the weight machines. With a new focus on core strength and lowering my heart rate, I placed my trust in the New Alpinism approach.
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Winter Grays

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Winters in Berlin are seldom frigid, and snow is a rare occurrence. Instead, a bone chilling cold befalls the city starting in late October. The uncomfortable chill is accompanied by pure grayness, short days, and a lack of sunlight that often lasts until April.
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