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  • Whats the story with BASE salts?

    Happy to speak to this. I trusted a product and people I thought were my friends. Many, many, many people warned me to think twice before I moved into the house with one of the owners of Base salt but I disregarded their warnings. Big mistake.

    On a product level, to help explain my "flip-flopping": I actually learned through sweat testing at CU that in fact the additional salt I have been taking during races actually has been hindering my performance and most likely caused my heat stroke, seizures and near-death collapse at Kona in 2013. Despite being a heavy sweater, I lose very little sodium. In fact, the majority of athletes think they need a lot of additional salt based on what they see secreted on their kits—when in reality between an American diet and drinks like Gatorade, there's actually very little reason to supplement additionally. We're already getting plenty. Yes, I was wrong before and stand corrected through additional research on myself and in general. Sorry if I misled anyone by previously supporting this product.

    However, through living with the owner of the company briefly in Boulder, I also "saw how the sausage was made" and this is what I found most concerning. Primarily, I learned that there is little to no quality control of the product itself, no certifications, little oversight. Base is also supporting convicted doper/female pro Ashley Paulson. Despite what you think about second chances, I find the sponsorship of a former doper to be incredibly troubling and sets a terrible tone for clean athletes.

    On a personal level—and I will not get too much into this because I have an open case with the police—I was evicted without discussion/agreement, stemming from a dispute in which I raised issue with dogsitting his flight attendant girlfriend's dogs for free 3-4 days every other week. I was subsequently blackmailed as he refused to hand-over mail received at the house (including close to $5,000 in work checks, tax forms, etc. etc) unless he received additional money I did not owe. When the police contacted him, he lied about his whereabouts and said he would return the mail to sender when he "got back to boulder" (that's all I was asking for—drop the mail back in the mailbox, not that hard). I have yet to see any forwarded mail and senders have not received anything either.

    Checks can be recut and bills paid online so I initially was just going to sweep all of this under the rug and just move on with my life. However, Base employees continue to monitor my social media (seriously? get over yourselves) and people should know this is a company not to be trusted—mostly because the people at the top are the worst combination of narcissistic and incompetent. I did not listen to the many warnings directed my way and I want others to get the chance to do the same.

    p.s. 99% sure it's himalayan sea salt.
    KenElPescadoPeladoCraig_DAaronWebsteySeanHToefuzzjakesaunderswchevronRobert RankinAlexSbalsdorfGasBombkjrunninMartinAlwaysCuriousDawnCsimonsen77Tad_MGentlemanJerseyDaveJennifer PostGranpa ChookKuchItsShugKPSwim13idking90M_WareMamaCheetahBrent_RAdam WMatt
  • Q for armchair and actual doctors: did I destroy my wife's hip/ability to run//sanity forever?

    I'm going to guess that you didn't forever destroy your wife's sanity or ability to run, but you might have destroyed any odds of getting laid in the next few weeks.
    AaronWebsteyDawnCHSeeley14idking90mbrekk44JoshRGasBombJason LentzkerigpigCraig_DkjrunninTad_MGranpa ChookEvanGentlemanJerseyDavefyrehaarDHansenTri

    re: Sanders' white kit...

    KenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebsteyM_Wareidking90EvanRyan HeislerCraig_DTad_Msimonsen77GasBombellsworth53tMamaCheetahStruangMattHSeeley14
  • So Rapp is being sued by Dimond?

    I'm sorry to keep cross-contaminating the forum but I nearly fell out of my chair when I read Dan's comment regarding whether he should reach out to Dimond/TJ for comment on the story he is allegedly working on: "i don't need to talk to them to report those facts because i think i know what they are."

    Journalistic integrity, FTW.

    GasBombKenElPescadoPeladoJennifer PostM_WareAaronWebsteyDawnCRobert RankinfyrehaarEmilyCocksellsworth53tGranpa ChookTad_MChristineCoggerrmcanelly
  • To Honour Mark_after_Dark

    I can't believe @maggieru didn't post this here herself
    Sworry. In retrospect, I should have posted here only and not to twitter so I could have been appreciated by fellow heathens versus judged by the good people of twitter.
  • Post a picture or .gif that sums up your last workout

    After a winter outdoor swim, running from the pool to the hot tub:
  • Alcohol-free January, anyone?

    I haven’t had anything so far this year and no plans tonight so... why not?

    For anyone else in the group:

    Craig_DJennifer PostAaronWebsteyPevashishDaulwchevronTad_MKenElPescadoPeladoneil5youngRobert RankinNHetro
  • Post a picture or .gif that sums up your last workout

    See far left.

  • Toughest bike course you've done? Favourite bike course?

    Going to be that person... Norseman. Hardest, Most Beautiful. So hard and with the time change, I literally nodded off on the bike about 5-6 hours in. After climbing for the first 90-2hrs straight, you hit 5 very hard mountain passes.

    IM Nice was pretty cool, though crazy dangerous on open road and tight curves. Other than that, I really like Mont Tremblant with Coeur d'Alene a close second for NA races.
    Tad_MDawnCGasBombMartinPreachSwansonJason LentzkerangamelBen_jammin
  • Post a picture or .gif that sums up your last workout

    The last few intervals of a hard trainer ride, before going fetal alongside my bike:

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