Pikes Peak Marathon Epic Adventure

Some races forever change you. Maybe it’s because the event requires epic training. Perhaps an inspiring coach or truly special training buddies elevate the mundane. Or the reason could be its spectacular  location. Sometimes, the race simply changes your beliefs about what is possible. For me and a small group of training buddies, the 2005 Pikes… Continue reading Pikes Peak Marathon Epic Adventure

DFL, DNF, or DIM (Does It Matter?) at the Leatherwood Ultra

I should add another three-letter acronym: WTF. I’m quite sure I uttered the phrase a few times during the uphill climbs on the 2016 Leatherwood Ultra course. It also fairly neatly sums up the conflicted feelings I’ve had about writing up this race report. WTF am I supposed to glean from my performance in North… Continue reading DFL, DNF, or DIM (Does It Matter?) at the Leatherwood Ultra

#TBT: Pacing Friends is the Best of All Worlds

#ThrowbackThursday always has me thinking of photos with friends. Or awkward family photos. Or fashion faux pas (how did we ever think that perms and shoulder pads were a good look?). A lot of my photos are of groups of runners, clustered somewhere, often in the dark, in various stages of sweatiness. I stumbled upon some… Continue reading #TBT: Pacing Friends is the Best of All Worlds

Slaying Demons and Gittin’ Er Done at the Bandera 50K

Yesterday was the 50K out at Bandera. I love Bandera; it is my favorite place in the world to run. When I get in the car to drive out there, my soul is light and I have a big ol’ shit-eating grin on my face. Even when it’s sucky, it’s a great place to run.… Continue reading Slaying Demons and Gittin’ Er Done at the Bandera 50K

More Adventures of the Comeback Trail

Despite my best intentions, I’ve allowed a lot of time to pass since my last entry. Tsk, tsk. But so much is happening–and so fast!–that I’m having a hard time keeping up with the living, much less the recording. There are worse problems. Since Hell’s Hills, I’ve done two more events (The Maze 30K and… Continue reading More Adventures of the Comeback Trail

Run Faster–Betty White is Right Behind You!

Sunday was the White Rock Marathon, and I’m so happy that I’ve had another “boring” successful event. Why was I doing White Rock? Well, I’ve always wanted to go back and wipe my horrid ’05 experience there out of my mind. It was my Personal Worst Marathon for many years (that is, until NYC in… Continue reading Run Faster–Betty White is Right Behind You!