Yup, I’ve been slacking a bit on the ol’ blog updating front, but a speed test race seemed like a good time to jump start the habit again. I started my new training plan for New York City back on May 21, following Jack Daniels’ Marathon Training Plan A from his Daniels’ Running Formula. For […]
Yeah, we left Utah three weeks ago and settled in to Mesquite, NV for the winter. But then the organizers of the Provo Halloween Half Marathon started a big push of Facebook ads1, which, coupled with a rude awakening of the cost of a weekend of Vegas parties for Halloween weekend, looked like an awesome […]
I’m certainly not doing too hot on the whole “monthly reflection” of my 2011 goals thing, but two weeks in to May seems like it’s still a perfectly valid day to look back at April. I’ve been mulling April over a lot, for reasons that will become apparent, and I guess I’m ready to write […]
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 […]
When I set out in January to keep an eye on my goals, I had planned on doing it monthly. January, check, but February was pure chaos, so I’m using the close of March (out like a lamb, right?) to reflect on both months and the first 25% of 2011 coming to a close. For […]
Not everyone considers racing an integral part of running. Even amongst people actively trying to improve their performance, not everyone needs a public event to do so in. Others of us, on the other hand, need something to look forward to; something for our training to be in pursuit of; something to be held accountable […]
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 […]