Magnetic North has five years of experience working with novice to professional alpine climbers, through-hikers, mountain guides, marathoners, pregnant athletes, ultra runners, backcountry skiers (okay, and some splitboarders), recovering triathletes, and US Military Special Forces. My clients experience resolution of long-time overuse injuries, completion of their endurance goals, and increased connectedness with their natural surroundings.
This is the option my clients pursuing a specific, ambitious goal prefer.
- Six-month subscription
- Weekly, personalized training plan
- Private webpage containing resources and plans
- Three thematic consults per month (topic menu below)
- Weekly Skype check ins
This option is best to take your mountain practice to the next level by building and refining skills of movement, recovery, and self-care.
- Three- and six-month subscriptions available
- Two thematic consults per month (topic menu below)
- Private webpage containing resources and plans
- Bi-weekly Skype check ins
Choose one of the topics on the below menu on which to consult. Worksheets, journal prompts, and take-home exercises included.
Existing clients requiring minimal support to stay on track. Must be uninjured, not overtrained, and have worked with me for at least six months.
- One Skype check in
- One thematic consult
In order to prevent injury and expend the least amount of energy in order to accomplish your mountain task, let's optimize your gait.
- Two in-person sessions on trail
- Seattle area or Methow Valley
Thematic Consultation Topics
THE PREGNANT ATHLETE
FITTER, FASTER, QUICKER TO RECOVER: KEEP MOVING.
More stem cell activity aiding in recovery. 50% more plasma volume diluting lactic acid buildup and transporting nutrients. Increased calorie-for-calorie nutritional efficiency.
Given the basic physiology of the pregnant athlete one would assume every preggo would be clamoring to claim her ten months of blood doping. Lessons include heart rate and health, evidence on ultra endurance during pregnancy, benefits of athletic activity for your baby, and pregnant skiing, climbing, and ultra running.
WORK OPTIMALLY during YOUR NEXT EVENT.
Locating and strategically allocating your training below, at, and above your unique threshold is a smart training strategy. For athletes unable to undertake a full blood test, this is an artful way to estimate your Zones. During an ultra endurance event, knowing one's Zones brings great nutritional economies and can extend your life in the event.
training culminating in a crescendo
When you're training for an expedition, an ultra, a deployment, a big-game hunt, or that local 10K, call on me to help you develop the right strategies to be ready in time. Our coaching engagement will allow you to arrive at your event rested and more than strong enough to complete the task.
YOU BONK HARD, YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY BOUNCING BACK, YOU LEARN HOW TO REST, YOU REST, YOUR PERFORMANCE IS STRONGER THAN EVER.
Recovery is serious. As a motivated athlete you know how to defy your physical limits, but do you know how to rest? Many elite athletes find recovery challenging and live in a state of perpetual injury or overtrained angst. Together we will cultivate your latent athletic skills. We will address an acute bout of overtraining with a specialized support package designed to integrate your training and get you back on the bike, trail, or skis. We'll also review the strategies to balance your hard work with intentional yin.
FUEL FOR PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY.
One of the most common questions I get is: "How do I eat properly during my next event?" The answer begins long before event day. Fueling for endurance is scientific. Using my evidence-based approach to training, performing, and recovering with sound nutritional content and timing, you will improve your performance and decrease susceptibility to illness or fatigue.
KEEP YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE
In order to keep tabs on your progress, and properly plan for future motion, a training journal is a must. We'll review how to quantify the unquantifiable mountain experience to prevent overtraining and maximize the effectiveness of your motion.
CONTROLLING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
FEAR DOESN'T MOVE AND NEITHER CAN YOU.
This is a service inspired by my early engagements with BUD/S trainees as they moved through HELL Week. I discovered through my work with them, placed in the context of experiences on extended alpine climbs and solo mountain runs, that a predictor of success, safety, and fulfilment on these endeavors is one's ability to control the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). Using specialized manual and mental techniques, I'll teach you what the ANS is, why understanding it is key to calm and safe mountain travel, and how to systematically control yours. You'll experience mastery of fear, deeper rest, and a happier adrenal system.
HOW POWERFUL WOULD YOUR MIND-BODY CONNECTION BE IF YOU COULD CONTINUE A STATE OF MEDITATIVE AWARENESS WHILE YOUR BODY SLEEPS DEEPLY?
Lucid dreaming is the phenomenon of spontaneous or controlled conscious awareness in one's dreams. In these dreams you can do anything you please: scout an unclimbed peak you have your eye on, defy gravity and send your project, or test the feeling of tirelessly powerful lungs on the steepest hill you can imagine--you might even choose to exhale the aurora borealis in a state of rapturous love. Lucid dreaming comes in many forms and may even progress to dream yoga; each oneironaut's practice is curiously unique. We will engage in a short list of open-ended exercises to gain lucidity, derive creative control over dreams, and to get used to the astral body moving in space. The modules are individually adapted to each dreamer/athlete and take advantage of their natural strengths as dreamers.