On the weekend of Oct 10 I spent the morning volunteering at the Deefield Lake 11 miler.
This is a great loop around the man-made lake. Most of the trails are pretty non-technical and there isn’t a huge amount of ascent and descent. Not like some of the other trail races in the Black Hills Trail Series.
After helping set up the regist [...]
Last weekend was my final, and honestly only, big race of the year.
I ran other events, but did not truly train for and peak for an event other than the Crazy Horse Half.
You can find my race report HERE at my company website.
At my personal website, here, I’ve included some more personal notes.
I could talk about how it was a disappoi [...]
Attached is the photo the winner of the Berlin Marathon, running with the insoles of his shoes flying around.
This image reminded me of a thought I had recently about say, having a pebble in your shoe during your long run.
I considering, leaving it in.
Long runs and key works are race practice, mentally and physically. If you’re shooti [...]
I was lucky enough to be able to chat with News Center 1 recently about upcoming events hosted by our local run club, and I made her do squat jumps!
Not the race report you thought you’d find.
Instead of running the event, I actually volunteered as a course marshal!
This was something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. So, when the RD did a call for volunteers I jumped at the change to not run the most difficult half marathon in South Dakota.
There was a fast descent from a [...]
This was a rough week, not going to lie.
But, I knew it was coming.
The previous weekend I ran a best effort half marathon on rolling hills off of absolutely no race pace or quality running what to speak of.
The goal of run of the work out was to suffer. I ran the first half just about as hard as I comfortably could. I’m actually quite [...]
From 2/15/2015 to 6/15/2015 I tried something new with my diet.
I tried my best to not eat anything with any form of unnatural sugar within the first three ingredients listed in the ingredient list.
No high fructose corn syrup, sugar, maltodextrin, etc within the first three ingredients.
One day a month I would allow myself some flexibili [...]
Had a fun time at my hometown half marathon!
Ran a 1:27, which is a couple minutes slower than my fastest of the year. But I’m not in any sort of great condition, so I’m pleased with it on a rolling hills course.
It was a perfect day to run. Temps were very comfortable. We got down poured on for a while, but the sun was barely ou [...]
I’ve been living in Panama City, Panama, for the last few weeks and have noticed a lot of things while out running, that I thought I would share.
Almost no one runs between 9am and 6pm.
Even though the heat index is 90 with 70% humidity, I still occasionally see people exercise outside in sauna suits.
I’m confident every runn [...]
Desi and I are housesitting in Panama City, Panama for a month June 20-July 20, and we happen to be in town for the Panama International Half Marathon!
Having just come off a block of higher mileage and a race, my volume and quality have both been low. I’ve never really ran a race for fun before, not expecting to do my best, and so I r [...]