Peter Hood

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Cubs fan proposes at Wrigley Field to girlfriend while she's holding the World Series trophy

When’s the best time to propose to your girlfriend if you’re a pair of Chicago Cubs fans? How about the moment she’s standing in the middle of Wrigley Field, holding the championship trophy?<p>Perfect!<p>You can watch the video a Cubs fan posted on Reddit (hat tip to The Big Lead for sharing), which also …

Baseball

Quinn concedes defeat to Rauner in Illinois governor's race

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history.<p>"It's clear that we do not have enough votes to win the election," Quinn said.<p>The governor pledged to work with …

Government

It’s Back: The Hampsten Gavia Shirt | RKP

A bit more than six months ago I had an idea. This happens to me all the time and usually no one gets hurt. Normally, I have ideas that are best …

Aging: A Clarification

Ralph Heath, a 62-year-old cyclist and former client of mine, asked me recently if what I was suggesting in my previous posts is that older athletes …

Aging: The Problems of High-Intensity Training

Can the loss of performance with aging be overcome by training? Can you maintain your 35-year-old aerobic capacity and muscle mass, the keys to aging …

Aging: Hormones, Training, Risk and Reward

Since I started this aging series I’ve been getting lots of emails from older athletes. Perhaps the most frequent comment I hear from them has to do …

Aging: Risk, Dose and Density

Let’s review some critical points before moving on.<p>I’ve been making the point, based on the aging research, that experienced senior athletes are most …

Aging: Designing a Microcycle to Match Your Recovery

Training dose and density are really all about recovery. Dose has to do with how great the daily training load is. Density is how many high-dose …

Reverse Periodization

Yesterday on a recovery ride around Tuscany with Jesper Olesen, a Dane I met in Lucca where I’ve been training for the last several weeks, he asked …

Aging: Matching the Mesocycle to Your Recovery

A reader asked me a few days ago if aerobic capacity training, which is what I suggest you probably need a bit more of in your training if you’re a …

Aging: Flexible Periodization

In the last few aging posts I’ve been walking you through how you can customize your periodization to more closely match your age by focusing on the …

Aging: Customizing the Prep Period

In recent posts I’ve been describing how you can alter periodization to allow for better recovery and higher quality training at the same time by …

Aging: Customizing the Base Period

I’ve been writing about aging here since June. This rather long series started when I realized this past spring that in December I’d age up to 70. …

Aging: Other Base Period Training and Microcycles

I’m back home after a two-month stay in beautiful Tuscany. As much as I enjoyed the riding there, it’s a great relief to back where the two-way roads …

Aging: Customizing the Build Period

In my last three posts (here, here, and here) I offered suggestions for how a senior athlete may customize the training routine in the Prep and Base …

Aging: Customizing the Peak Period

The Peak period follows Build 2b and is one of the shortest of the season. Now you’re down to just a couple of weeks until race day. Gaining fitness …

Aging: Customizing the Race Period

We’ve now got the Prep, Base, Build and Peak periods behind us. We’re almost there: The race is just a week away. Actually, there isn’t much to …

Aging: The Veteran’s Transition Period

So far I’ve covered all of the common periods in the season and how they might be tweaked to match the unique needs of the senior athlete – Prep, …

Aging: The Last Post

This is my last aging post. I started this series back in June as a pre-birthday gift to myself. I wanted to understand what was happening with my …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

Rock & Roll

Subaru Forester

Get Smart: Fuel-Efficient, Capable, and Fun to Drive? Our Choice is a No-Brainer<p>Subaru has a knack for making the right size vehicles for the marketplace, with just the right level of capability people want. As the SUV landscape has changed and traditional body-on-frame SUVs have been overtaken by …

Subaru

Ford Edge Concept Live from the 2013 LA Auto Show

Behold, the 2015 Ford Edge - Almost<p>We are here live at the Ford stand for the reveal of the Ford Edge Concept at the 2013 LA auto show. We’ll be posting updates as the Ford execs talk smack about the concept version of what will become the 2015 Ford Edge. Stay tuned.<p>12:05 We are underway. First up …

Autonomous Tech

2014 Mini Cooper at L.A.: Justifying the Car’s Growth

The sound at the 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop presentation was turned all the way up to 11, appropriate for the vehicle purists decrying the car as no-longer-being-a-Mini.<p>But according to Mini chief of design Anders Warming, the plumped-up car had a few reasons for being: Sure, they think it will …

Auto Shows

Lego iPad Case: Brick Your Tablet - In A Good Way

Are you keen on your iPad Mini, but wish you could just add a couple of features? Like... a castle? Or a dragon? Or a massive castle-dragon-spaceship …

WhatsApp Messenger gets its long-awaited iOS 7 makeover

WhatsApp is more than a little late to the iOS 7 app update party, but it's making up for the long delay with a sweeping upgrade to its Messenger client. In addition to sporting an appropriately flatter interface, the new version introduces broadcast lists -- you can now address large groups of …