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
I’ve spent quite a bit of time lately talking up the new Skechers GOtrail, so let’s dive into some specifics about why I love this shoe. I’ve put about 100 trail miles in the GOtrail, and I’m truly convinced that it’s one of the finest models that Skechers Performance has released so far. Continue reading Skechers Performance GOtrail
For several months throughout the fall and winter, my plans for running and racing were simple: No plans. Continue reading Spring 2016 Race Plans
Here we go again. I’ve probably started a blog post with those words before, but that’s the best way to put it. Continue reading Back to It
After Boston in April, I went back to the drawing boards to decide what the next challenge would be. To be honest, it’s hard to think of anything that could be nearly as epic as my experience in THE Boston Marathon, so I decided to return to Houston where I ran my first marathon and see how well I could improve my PR. To do this, I knew that I would need a solid base of fitness – something I haven’t really managed to develop in the previous two years. Continue reading Broken
With six months to go until my 3rd marathon at the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon, I thought it would be fun to look back at the last time I was six months away from running Houston. It was July 2013, and I was a much different runner.
Continue reading 6 Months Out: Then and Now
Last October, I wrote a post entitled “Surviving the Wastelands” that touched on the difficulty that I had transitioning between being a weight-loss jogger to a marathoner. This year, I’m facing a new kind of wasteland that my coach, Steve Sisson, has entitled “The Suck.” Continue reading June 2015 Training Update – The Suck