Building back up and up!
It’s been 5 weeks since I’ve begun regular training after the two week period of rest after the half marathon. This have been going very smoothly, no real hick-ups to speak of. I think my calf was extra sore after a long drive without cruise control, which is basically a long calf workout! I had to watch [...]
This was a great week, but most weeks are 😉
Lots of running on Skyline Drive recently. Can’t beat that view up there!
The highlight of the week was the final race in the Black Hills Trail Running Series. This event has a 10k and a 16k option. I signed up for the 10k since I cheated a bit and waiting until the last minute to sign up. so [...]
Twas a good week, all things considered. I’m still almost exclusively running easy. I’m just wrapping up two weeks of being sick, but have been getting my volume up from the two weeks of recovery after Crazy Horse.
For the next week I’ll probably not quite hit 70 hours, but should come pretty close.
Gradually getting that v [...]
This was my first week back into consistent training after my two week period of rest following the Crazy Horse 13.1
I can’t remember exactly what morning it was, but last weekend or on Monday I woke with an incredibly dry throat and lots of congestion. Most of the runs early in the week had me feeling quite drained, but otherwise fine [...]
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.
Deerfield is the third race I [...]
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 [...]