Feels pretty cool to be in the one and only Scott Flathouse's backyard! Seven weeks after Ironman St. George, I toed the line at Ironman 70.3 Lubbock. I picked that race because I could drive there, minimizing the amount of time I'd be away from the summer swim team I was coaching, and because it … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 Lubbock
We've lived in Colorado for a whopping 6 weeks, and in that time, I am pretty sure we've seen every season. It snowed the first week we were here; it was beautiful but rained in the afternoons; and now the days are easily in the 90s by noon. My body is all sorts of confused, … Continue reading Whoa, summer!
The race was fantastic, but I'll be honest with you - I was miserable. Not through anything the organizers, volunteers, or other racers did. I have no idea what happened, but I was in pain, I was exhausted, and I hated every second of that run. I was unable-to-walk-sore for a full day, literally parked it … Continue reading Brazen Bay Breeze: 10km Race Report
Well, this morning was a run where everything was set up to go perfectly and it really didn't go well at all. Gah. I'll keep this short. I feel like I wasted my good gear on a crappy run. I know that's not really how it works, but I'm not sure how else to express … Continue reading Setting up for success but met with failure
I did a quick 5k on the treadmill tonight and reminded myself of why I haven't been on a dreadtreadmill in 8 years. Do you have any motivation tips? Tips to keep yourself entertained? Help me treadmill runners, you're my only hope! But really, honestly, I haven't been on a treadmill for longer than a … Continue reading The Cliched “Dread-Mill” Post
My knee has been acting up a few miles into my runs recently, so I thought it would be a good idea to foam roll the supporting muscles today. Lesson learned: foam rolling is a practice in consistency. There are plenty of foam rolling routines out there. I prefer this one from USAT. Because I'm … Continue reading I prefer sushi to foam rolls.
This is something you want to do. I promise. I read a post on the r/running subreddit the other day. The poster was sharing why they greet everyone they see on their run - be it a hello, a smile, a wave - and it was touching. Their post inspired a lot of other people, … Continue reading Merry Miles
This past Saturday was the Alameda Holiday Kick-Off 5k, benefitting the Multiple Myeloma Foundation (in honor and memory of the RD's father). There was an impressive showing from OTC and ETPA (Elite Triathlon Performance America) at the race! I made the mistake of thinking a burrito would be a fantastic dinner choice the night before. Spoiler … Continue reading Run on an Island – Alameda Does Holiday Kick-Offs Right