Mt Sac Relays

Rocky Start at Mt. Sac

Last Friday I ran the 5,000m at the Mt. Sac Relays in CA. The race didn’t go as expected in the slightest and is one of my slowest 5ks of all time, 16:19. But, it was a really good indicator that my training  has lacked any speed work. I had many weeks of amazing, post…

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Athlete to Artist

Now that the marathon is over my training has become more track oriented. One might think I have some extra time on my hands now that the distances I’m training for aren’t as long but that isn’t the case at all.  The workouts are slightly shorter but slightly more intense.  I’m also adding in more strength work, and loads more stretching. The recovery and nap time are still vital, along…

Recess to Remember #NGWSD

I guess you could say that Pompositticut Elementary School was where my interest in running all began. Recess and gym class to be exact. We didn’t do laps or interval work or any specific training to one day be a professional distance runner, just challenge races or tag with friends at recess, sprinting to bases…

Olympic Trials Race Recap

Well, it’s over. I completed my first marathon on Saturday at the Olympic Trials in Houston. I ran a 2:35:57 to place 17th. I made some mistakes to learn from but feel I pulled through solidly. As expected the first mile was more of a warm-up for the rest of the race which was pretty…

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Long Run at Rothrock

My long run was done on the mountain roads of Rothrock State Park. At the start of the run the temperature was in the low 30′s and I was bundled up as if it were below zero. Luckily I warmed up quickly throughout the first several rolling miles. Then it was time for the first…

Update

It’s been a long seven months since my last post so I must apologize to anyone that was following. I realize that setbacks are a major part of the journey and that people want to know about them. They are usually what makes someones story a little more interesting and often inspiring. But, there are…

Rails-to-Trails Workout

 Last week we ventured out to Alexandria to workout on the Lower rail trail. The drive down 45 with all the beautiful farmland complete with Pennsylvania’s picturesque stone farm houses and rustic barns is always a treat. As we get closer we drive alongside Spruce Creek and past Evergreen Farm, the largest producer of milk in the state. It’s also where…