This ain’t my first rodeo. It’s kind of neat being the “experienced” participant in a novelty event where the majority of people are first timers and have their own preconceived notions of what to expect. Still, a good company will constantly be learning from past events and making changes to improve things in the future. [...]
To celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday, my wife and I signed up for a local 10k, initially not realizing that Canada Day was a Friday1. Though “The Rock” was a bit on the pricey side for a 10k, it included high end Brooks technical shirts, finisher medals for all, additional medals three deep for 10 year [...]
Sometimes, it’s good to pick your race about 18 hours before the gun. We’d picked up a flier for The Great Kilted Run in Seattle either during the Tacoma City Marathon expo or during our epic search across every running store in the Tacoma area for a hydration backpack1, but had lost it in the [...]
Oh. Hell. Yes.
Yeah, I ran another half marathon today. And, yeah, I PRed again. It feels awesome. But enough about me . . .(for now).
Seven days later, 3,176 miles southwest, and about 10° colder at the start line . . . I take another crack at my 90 minute half marathon goal. I fail, but still set a PR by three minutes, which ain’t too shabby. The Wine Country Half Marathon and 5k in Paso Robles (or, according to [...]
I almost didn’t register for this race. It fell on the last day of the last leg1 of our late-March visit to the east coast, and the late start time versus the amount of time necessary to fly from MHT to LAX had me doubting the intelligence involved. But in the end, we found a [...]
I’m not sure if this race was ever operated as a non-XTerra event, but there seems to be a very inconsistent quality in preparation. Some things were really well run, others were just not there. Overall, though, it was a great event and a challenging course (which I was not at all prepared for!). Getting [...]
There once was a Christmas that almost wasn’t … almost wasn’t … almost wasn’t. Getting There If I haven’t made it clear before, I have a general aversion to traveling to a race. I’m all for true “destination races” to exotic locales1 that you can turn in to a vacation, but I find long drives [...]
Time to catch up on some skipped race reports. There’s a draft report from the Denver edition of the Skirt Chaser 5k that I did back in August, shortly after I started a new job, but that never got done before we headed off for a few weeks’ vacation to Egypt in September, followed by [...]
I’m a bit slow on the race report this week. The Warrior Dash came to Colorado this past weekend, August 20 and 21. The pattern with Warrior Dash seems to be about 90 minutes outside a major metropolitan area. In the “Denver metropolitan area,” that means Copper Mountain, a ski resort near Breckenridge that’s open [...]