After battling high expectations and pressures over the past 2 emotionally charged weeks at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics during which he won multiple Downhill and Super-Combined (downhill) training runs only to miss the podium in the medal runs, Bode Miller showed us who he really is by fighting for the Bronze medal in the Men’s Super-G. Over the past several days he has demonstrated that he owns that downhill course more than anyone in these Olympic Games and that he deserves an Olympic medal (or medals) more than anyone else in the men’s speed events. His accomplishment is by no means what he wanted, expected or what he rightfully deserves. However, under such tenuous circumstances, to ultimately prevail with any medal must have been more difficult mentally and emotionally than winning a Gold medal straight away without such vexing frustrations. This drama was one of the most spectacular and inspiring internal competition battles that I have ever witnessed an athlete overcome – what a great example of personal triumph.
Thank you, Bode, for reminding us how to regain focus, how much more to want it, how much harder to try and how much more persistent we need to be in the face of adversity and self-doubt to express our true nature through an unwavering commitment to our passion. That was a damn strong effort!
In our hearts…………… you’re Gold!
I am proud to be assisting my friend Mike Deyhle with his University Of New Mexico Exercise Physiology Masters Thesis study on the subject of the Relative Importance of 4 Muscle Groups to Rock Climbing Performance. The study is being conducted through the end of March 2014 at the Kirtland Air Force Base indoor climbing wall in Albuquerque, NM. Stay tuned for the results once Mike has analyzed the data!
Pictured from left to right: Hung Sheng – MS Exercise Physiology(Co-author/assisting with surface eloctromyographic data collection), Christine Mernier – PhD Exercise Physiology (Advisor/Primary Investigator), Mike Deyhle (First Author), Timy Fairfield (co-author/climbing methodology), Dan Isaac – Kirtland Air Force Base Climbing Wall Director (Host Facility/Logistics).
Timy Fairfield has been invited to be a marquee member by Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC) in Portland, OR.
Timy Fairfield has returned to Team Mad Rock to offer independent shoe design feedback to assist the company in the improvement and development of higher quality performance rock shoe models. Timy Fairfiled is currently collaborating with Mad Rock founder and head designer, Young Chu, on the design of the company’s first signature pro-model to be released in 2014.
Futurist Climbing Consultants, in collaboration with Veracity Insurance Solutions, is producing The Art Of Falling – a gymnastic bouldering falling technique orientation video featuring Futurist Climbing president, Timy Fairfield. The video was re-filmed at Momentum Indoor Climbing Gym in Sandy, UT and included appearances by Madison ‘Maddi’ Roden from the Momentum youth competition climbing team and Cameron Allen from Veracity Insurance.Read More
Listen to the ClimbTalk Radio interview which was broadcasted on KVCU 1190 AM Boulder, CO on Friday January 11 2013 at 9pm. I was invited by Dave McCallister & Michael Brooks of ClimbTalk Radio to discuss the recent climbing accomplishments of two emerging athletes that I have trained, Jon Cardwell and Zach Lerner.
Patrick Edlinger lived a life filled with passion!