My Marathon… Well, Half of One Anyway…

I had the best plan for the marathon today.  26.2 miles split up into two races.  I was racing with and for two of my best friends.  Today was never about me and it ended up that way.  From the honor of bearing witness to greatness to the devastation of feeling helpless… I have two…

Labels

“…let them label you as they may…” – Mark Twain Smoker. Marathoner. Jason Phipps Labels are tricky things… they are easy to assign and once there very difficult to eradicate. People like to see things simply even when the label speaks so loudly it’s hard to hear anything else. Jason Phipps was a smoker.In two…

The Anatomy of the Shorty Shorts: Size Matters

You show up on race day, ready to run. You’ve logged hours of training, gotten yourself out of bed at 5:30 to get your long runs in before work, you’ve said no to donuts even as they have called out to you from the conference room and instead nibbled dejectedly on your small bag of…

Clock Blocking…Continued

My innocent little blog post on clock blocking has resulted in several philosophical conversations around the prevalence and necessity of clock blocking in other scenarios.  Additionally, it prompted the creation of a web page and a FB site.  When I say it sparked philosophical conversations, I mean simply that I was nearly crucified by some…

Knowing When…

I think it’s about knowing when to push, when to pull, and when to just hold on. – me I ran 20 miles on Saturday.  Well, almost.  Closer to 19.  It was freezing outside and there was snow falling for most of the race, blizzard conditions for the last few miles and wicked heads winds on the…

Podcast with Jason Jaksetic about his 100 Mile Snow Shoe

Jason Jaksetic and I recount his 100 mile snow shoe journey with Jim Collison.  Jason talks about his experiences, his finish, his challenges, and his future plans and ultra runs he’ll be doing this year.  It’s amazing to hear his story! Click HERE to hear the podcast!