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Lessons Learned

This morning I raced the Snowman Stamped 10 miler.  As with every race, there are always helpful take-aways.  For me, the lesson of the day involves pacing.  Going into the race I felt I could run close to or just under 56′ based upon current training and a key session I did two weeks ago... [Read more...]

Embracing the Treadmill

With the onset of winter comes less daylight & tricky footing forcing many athletes to complete their runs on the “dreadmill”.  While the treadmill can seem daunting and mentally stale, it is possible to get quality sessions completed with the fun factor in-tact.  Here are some guidelines and... [Read more...]

Getting Back in the Mix at Pigman Half IM

Last weekend I ventured due East to race one of the classics, Iowa’s famed Pigman.  This race has been on my radar for several years and it did not disappoint!  Quick back-drop on how I found myself on the start line of this race…Going into this season I had my sights set on racing some... [Read more...]

Greendland 50k, err 45k, Race Report

Early Saturday morning I ventured down to Larkspur, CO with a couple of my Boulder Track Club M.U.T teammates for the Greenland Trail Races.  Susie was kind enough to offer and drive me and Tony, who is just getting back to running after impaling his leg on a tree limb during a trail run back in March. ... [Read more...]

Xterra Cheynne Mountain 24k

Friday afternoon I made the short trip down to Colorado Springs for Saturday’s annual Xterra Cheyenne Mountain 24k Trail race.  I was able to spend the night with friends Rich & Jen who I know through FCA-Endurance.  We enjoyed great conversation & fellowship over a tasty Costa Rican... [Read more...]

Running thru Time Trail Marathon

Friday afternoon I hopped in my rental car (trusty Jeep just cracked 238,000 miles and I opted to go with a vehicle with better gas mileage) for the scenic three hour drive southwest to Salida, Colorado.  I was stoked for this short venture as it would be my first overnight stay for a race in my home... [Read more...]

St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit

As we embark upon our Lenten journey, consider this gem to help guide you to holiness: “Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.  Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.  Strengthen me, O Holy... [Read more...]

Tsali Frosty Foot 50k

My passion for running was reignited this fall & early winter spending time playing on the vast network of trails in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  It’s no secret Boulder is home to some stellar trails and I have enjoyed every moment exploring them.  I am blessed to have this goldmine... [Read more...]

Off the Beaten Path

Since getting back into unstructured training I have been enjoying significant amount of time exploring the amazing network of trails Boulder has to offer.  Cruising down Green Mountain last week on the newly opened re-route of Green-Bear Trail (closed from one of the wild fires this past summer) I... [Read more...]

The Look of Ironman Race Week

I have often been asked what my training is like the week of an Ironman race.  The main focus for me is to maintain contact with each discipline, keep the blood flowing and stay sharp physically & mentally.  Here is the rundown of my current training week heading into Ironman Florida this Saturday: Monday: ... [Read more...]

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