As of August 31, my running schedule for the remainder of the year was completely empty with the exception of pacing duties at the Grand Teton and Wasatch 100s the following two weekends. It was around that time that my excitement about running was piqued during my running trip out west. To keep me motivated […]
With all due respect to Jorge Pacheco and Andy Jones-Wilkins‘ throw down at the Javelina Jundred this part weekend. The Trinity Tigers football team had what must be the best run of this past weekend against Millsap. Probably the best play I have ever seen in football, if not all of sports and it’s from […]
Participants in front of the Smithsonian Castle. While I love trail running and ultras, I also enjoy me a good ole fashion big time road race and the Marine Corps Marathon is my favorite. Why is it my favorite? It’s in what’s become my hometown – Washington, DC (and environs) It’s in my favorite season […]
Last night I arrived home from a rainy run to find my pair of the just released Kahtoola MICROspikes had arrived. Kahtoola describes the Microspikes as “pocket-sized traction” and that’s about right. The newest addition to the product category that includes Yaktrax and STABILicers, the Microspikes are lightweight devices that you slip on over your […]
The past two weeks have been a microcosm of the past 5 years of my life – too much to do and too little time to do it all. During the last half decade I’ve done a pretty god job of trimming wasted time out of my life, so it’s hard to come by further […]
An in-depth guide to ultramarathon training. Long runs, training specificity, back-to-backs, mileage, speedwork, and overtraining are all covered.
Tips for choosing your first ultramarathon.
I dropped out of the 24 Hours of Momentum early and often. Two points led to me initially dropping out. First, the course was entirely runnable. While I had no problem going long in the Tetons and Wasatch last month, those runs had plenty of walk breaks. This course did not. I was not ready […]
Awesomeness has nothing to do with my running at the moment and everything to do with the great responses to my post about multiday running packs. Thanks for the info Sparky, Jeff, and Aaron. Everyone else, keep the info, whether on packs or more broadly about fastpacking, coming. Please! I’m really excited (and become more […]
Hi all, I’m looking for some reader input here. I’m serious about trying out the fast packing/really long unsupported run thing, but as I stated earlier, I know next to nothing about this realm and don’t really know anyone who has. (It seems to be a much more common practice out West.) I’m clueless on […]
I’m super crazed at work, but I wanted to share that I’ve run three days in a row! So far, no pain in the knee in any of the runs. I have had some funny sensations in the injured area, but definitely not pain. If anything it’s closest to numbness. Based on personal experience, I’m […]
I sit here barely having run the past three weeks terribly frustrated with my body and with not being able to run. However, that’s not stopping me from daydreaming big dreams. :-) A desire has been building within me to tackle some intermediate length trails end-to-end. In the past I’d envisioned running these trails in […]
Ok, I took yesterday off completely from running and intend to do the same today. If I have as little pain today as I had yesterday, I will try running again tomorrow. This knee thing is really frustrating me. The pain’s not so bad that I can’t run through the it, but it seems that […]
I now have confirmation that both my sister and I are in the Black Mountain Marathon/Mount Mitchell Challenge respectively for February 2008. As I previously posted, we are having an old fashioned family throw down. First one to finish wins. Best of luck sis, you’ll need it. ;-P
At this point, my knee is trouncing my rib in terms of annoyingness. Today I can breathe deeply without pain. That is good. Unfortunately, yesterday my knee was quite bothersome for the first mile of my run (at which point I decided to turn a 20 mile run into a 5 miler) and was another […]