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Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run: Some Thoughts

Jun 27, 2011 | 8 Comments

I won’t have a chance to write a formal race report for a few days, but I did want to share some thoughts.  I managed to finish in 23:39, which beat my previous 100 mile PR by about four hours.  I have a ton of people to thank:

Shelly: My crew chief and the closer for pacing duties.  Shelly is the reason I was able to do this in the first place.
Jeremiah Cataldo: Paced me for about thirty Read More...

Western States Pre-Race Update

Western States Pre-Race Update

Jun 24, 2011 | 6 Comments

I haven’t had too much time to write since arriving in Reno and the Olympic Village here in Squaw Valley… so this is my attempt at a brief update.

We had some interesting travel adventures.  Our youngest son Ty (2) developed a case of spontaneous vomiting which required us to find an emergency babysitter at 12 am Tuesday morning.  Luckily our niece Stephanie came to the rescue!

Shelly and I barely caught our Read More...

Am I Really a Hobby Jogga?

May 24, 2011 | 11 Comments

I am experiencing a bit of a runner identity crisis.  For those of you that read Shelly’s blog, yes, I stole was inspired by her posting on the same topic.  I was also inspired by Kate Kift, Christian Peterson, and Josh Sutcliffe.

Here’s the problem- I no longer seem to care about the results of the races I run.  Here’s a brief rundown of the races I’ve run since the Burning River 100 Read More...

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Why the reverence for Boston?

Feb 22, 2010 | 11 Comments

My friend Shelley Viggiano recently blogged about qualifying for the Boston Marathon.  By the way- check out her blog, she’s an awesome writer!  It’s a goal many of us runners have.  Adding a “BQ” to your accomplishments is a badge we wear with pride.  It’s tough to do.  If I were to qualify this year, I would need to run a 3:10.  Given my aversion to speedwork and inherent laziness, it’s not happening.  After next year, I will Read More...