But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! – Robert Burns, 17851 The Layton Marathon This race was excellent from start to finish. Slightly less awesome pre-start, but nothing [...]
Honestly; I had no clue until I found out about this race last year. I was hoping to run the inaugural race, but wasn’t in the area1, but this year when my wife and I decided that we definitely wanted to be out of Washington before September, I shifted my fall marathon search east and [...]
Being nomads with a short attention span, it’s not often that we run the same race twice. Frankly, we rarely return to the same time twice. But with family in New Hampshire and New Jersey, the odds are slightly higher on races in those areas. So I’ve run the Philadelphia Marathon twice, a couple of [...]
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 [...]