Category Archives: Training

Skechers GOtrail 2 

You can ask the very handsome John Schrup – I’ve been looking forward to this one for months. Ever since Skechers Performance started the GOtrail line, I’ve been a fan. I liked what was being done with the Ultra models, but I enjoy the finesse allowed by a lower profile and lighter shoe, hence the perfect fit that came out of the GOtrail. I enjoyed a lot of success in the first model, including a marathon and double marathon win, another podium finish, and countless training miles. Now, the second generation is finally here! Continue reading Skechers GOtrail 2 

8 weeks to Bandera

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When I first started writing a blog, I tried my best to be the ultimate pillar of positivity. People like chipper people without problems, right? The issue is that that just isn’t my reality. I’ve been injured twice as much as I’ve raced, and it’s just a common thing runners deal with, so I’m going to try to be more open from now on.  Continue reading 8 weeks to Bandera

Bandera or Bust

Since competing in the Capt’n Karl’s Colorado Bend 30k, I had a hard time keeping myself training while recovering from a hard effort in the heat. It was 101 degrees at the start and the humidity started rising as the sun went down. I didn’t feel too bad immediately after the race, but continued to feel the effects weeks later. I dialed back my training a bit and was able to just maintain myself by jogging a few miles throughout the week. Then Sky Island happened. Continue reading Bandera or Bust

To the Trails

I haven’t written in here a while, so let’s catch up. Since last posting my plans for spring racing, I raced the Break-A-Leg 5k (a poor race), Twisted X 5k Beer Run (overall win), and Daisy 5k (poor race) races here in the Austin area. These races really highlighted to me that I was trying to do too much in life and I was falling apart. I spent a large amount of my free time in the spring driving for a rideshare company and this seriously messed with my hip and back alignment and made it hard to run. I was on the verge of quitting running altogether when a vote in Austin killed certain rideshare companies and proved to be a blessing in disguise.After several months of physical therapy and slowly building up training, I think I’m finally at a point where I’m ready to start racing again.

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